UMF has been recognized nationally for its commitment to green computing.  We were the first university in Maine and one of the first in the nation to join Climate Savers Computing Initiative, a nonprofit environmental group founded by Google, Microsoft, Intel, Dell, and other major technology companies.

Power Down for the Planet logoIn 2009, we won the Power Down for the Planet contest, a nationwide competition that Climate Savers Computing sponsored to see which college/university could get the highest percentage of staff and students to commit to use power management on their computers. You can read more about this achievement in an article we published in the journal Educause Quarterly.