Eco Tip

Use a rain barrel to collect runoff from rooftops that can be used to water lawns and gardens.


The University of Delaware’s Environmental Portal is a central place for future and current students, faculty, staff and the public to connect to the many environmentally focused programs the University has to offer.

In the opening decade of the 21st century, the constraints imposed by a common planet have come to the forefront. The University of Delaware, with a strong history of environmental research and education, is positioned to help lead the way in developing technological, social, political, and cultural solutions to these challenges.

Here you will find connections to our top-notch academic programs for undergraduate and graduate students. You can also connect to environmental student clubs and organizations. If you are interested in the kinds of research taking place at UD, be sure to browse our Research and Centers pages. If you have questions or want additional information about what you discover here, click here to contact us.

  • Jan. 20, 2015--UD’s Rodrigo Vargas is part of an international team of researchers who have identified advances on the benefits of soil carbon in an effort to address serious environmental challenges affecting millions of people around the globe.

  • Jan. 15, 2015--Researchers from the College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment are conducting research at opposite ends of the globe this month. Check in here for the latest installments in a continuing series or follow their journeys on social media at #UDPolar.

  • Jan. 15, 2015--University of Delaware researcher Jonathan Cohen is using a new technology to analyze and quantify zooplankton in the Delaware Bay.