We’re kicking our CO2 habit

You may have heard that UMass Lowell was recently recognized as the highest-rated campus in Massachusetts by the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System (STARS). This means that we’re in the top 10 of over 900 colleges and universities across the nation who use this sustainability rating system.

It’s an incredible accomplishment, but we’re not doing it for the recognition.

We’re doing it for you and the planet. Whether you hope to major in one of our sustainability-focused majors or minors or just want to learn the ins-and-outs of every day sustainable living, we’ll be here to show you the ropes.

These are a few of the programs we have in place that will help you learn to make a difference in the world:

sustainability initiatives at umass lowell
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New UML presidential poll lets you choose: Death by meteor or status quo

umass lowell presidential poll rather die by meteor

In the latest poll by UMass Lowell’s Center for Public Opinion, 440 New Hampshire Democratic Primary likely voters were asked a simple question:

Which of the following outcomes would you prefer occur on November 3, 2020?

  1. Donald Trump wins re-election
  2. A giant meteor strikes the earth, extinguishing all human life

64% chose death by meteor.

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Democratic Primary voters survey at UML

Did you know that UMass Lowell has a polling center? Like, one that collects data from people about their opinion and then analyzes the information so that the world can learn what people really think about esports or the link between sports and concussions?

Fun fact: Both of those were topics for polls and surveys conducted by the UMass Lowell Center for Public Opinion. The polls the center conducts are sent to media outlets all over the world and helps a variety of different fields gain necessary data to move their missions forward.

Don’t feel bad if you didn’t know about our polling center. Honestly, I didn’t know we had one either until about a month ago. Even after working here for a year-and-a-half, there’s so much to do and see here at UML that I’m still learning and surprised pretty often (in a good way!).

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What does the Center for Public Opinion do?

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