The University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMA) recognizes that global climate change and other environmental challenges have become defining issues of our time. UMA continuously pursues research and education with a goal of providing a sustainable and climate neutral environment. We provide our students with groundbreaking courses and educational opportunities, our faculty with state-of-the-art research and development facilities and funding, and continually strive to reach out to other campuses and communities to develop collaborative solutions to sustainability issues. By discussing and examining the newest technologies, the latest environmental controversies, and potential solutions to the world’s environmental issues we are determined to achieve the goals set out in the American College & University Presidents Climate Commitment (ACUPCC). In the classroom, through participation in experiential learning opportunities, and with an environmentally conscience staff, UMA actively pursues the tenants set forth in this Climate Action Plan (CAP).