Planetary Health and Sustainability

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The Office of Academic Clinical Affairs is committed to driving sustainability action internally within the health sciences and externally through collaborations with our community and clinical partners.

UMN Sustainability Resources


At the Office of Academic Affairs, we are advancing sustainability by:

  • advancing climate-smart initiatives that promote sustainability
  • educating our learners on the importance of and connection between sustainability/planetary health and human health
  • partnering with individuals and other units at the U to advance basic and translational scientific discoveries
  • placing value on long-term gains supported by high-risk, high-reward short- and mid-term efforts