Founded in 2010, the Office of Sustainability encourages and facilitates sustainability efforts of students, faculty, and staff to continue the reduction of UNM’s environmental footprint.
Solar panels and view of the Sandia Mountains

Energy Conservation

Over the decades, UNM has been a pioneer in sustainability and conservation, preserving the state’s finite resources of water and energy, and ultimately utilizing tax payer dollars in the most efficient way possible.

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UNM's College of Education LEED building with purple sunset


Facilities Management’s Engineering & Energy Services department is vital to UNM Sustainability and the Energy Conservation Program. Engineering & Energy Services is responsible for updating UNM campuses with the greatest and latest building technology.

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UNM's "U" statue lit up in green at night

Green Fund

The Green Fund is supported by student fees and is meant to encourage and foster long term sustainability of UNM as both a physical place and as an intellectual community.

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sunflowers bloomin in Lobo Gardens

Lobo Gardens

The objective of Lobo Gardens is to provide UNM students, faculty, and staff with opportunities to educate themselves and their communities about the practices and health benefits of growing one's food in sustainable ways.

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a UNM recycling employee working with recycled materials and bins


UNM Recycling ensures ready access to recycling for students, faculty, staff, and visitors, serving over 1400 regularly scheduled collection points found in as many as 174 buildings, as well as many of the campus’ public spaces.

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springtime trees in bloom on main UNM campus

Sustainability Council

The UNM Sustainability Council was created to assist the Office of Sustainability in enhancing awareness about sustainability both within and outside of the UNM community.

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