Eco Tip

When doing laundry, always wash a full load to save water. Use cold water.

Welcome

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.

  • August 13, 2014– When Mike Popovich needed help to restore wetland habitat located near the apiary in the center of the University of Delaware’s Newark farm, he found it in the form of the Ducks Unlimited registered student organization and a donation of trees and shrubs from the UD exhibit at the Philadelphia Flower Show.

  • August 11, 2014– Karla Toledo of the National Commission for Knowledge and Use of Biodiversity (CONABIO) in Mexico arrived at the University of Delaware to conduct research with Rodrigo Vargas, assistant professor in UD’s Department of Plant and Soil Sciences (PLSC), to review the state-of-the-art carbon cycle science and policy in Mexico.

  • July 29, 2014– A recent article in Nation’s Restaurant News calls the scallop “the mollusk of the moment,” but just 20 years ago, the U.S. fishery for Atlantic sea scallops was unsustainable, with the population near record lows and fishing at a record high.