Sustainability Related Clubs and Organizations
- Am Ha'aretz Hillel Garden - Am Ha’Aretz is the University of Maryland’s primary Jewish environmental group. Founded in 2009, it has created an organic and sustainable garden on Hillel property and transformed the front yard into a zone of education, community, tranquility, and sustainability. Am Ha’Aretz fosters a culture of environmental education, creativity, and activism through hands-on garden work and by teaching students about Jewish environmentalism, sustainable and healthy living, and social justice. You can email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- a student chapter of a national nonprofit organization (EWB-USA)
that partners with developing communities to improve their quality
of life through the implementation of environmentally sustainable,
equitable, and economical engineering projects.
Food Collective (The Co-op) - The Maryland Food Co-op started in the mid-1970's on the campus of University of Maryland. There are no bosses or managers, only people who are working for a space that maintains equality, a good atmosphere, and lots of music.
Sustainability Engineering (MDSE) - Maryland Sustainability Enineering is an organization dedicated to sustainable development locally and abroad. In the past, MDSE has completed on-campus bioretention projects intended to combat pollution in the Anacostia watershed.
- Outdoor Recreation Center (ORC) - The ORC is dedicated to having outdoor adventures, building relationships between Terps, and enjoying nature at its finest.
- Public Health Garden - The Public Health Garden at the University of Maryland, College Park, is a student teaching and community garden demonstrating sustainable agriculture and environmental best practices in support of public, environmental and community health. You can connect with them via email at email@example.com.
- Residence Hall Association Sustainability Committee - The committee is made up of student members of the RHA Senate and works on areas relating to sustainability around the campus.
- Rethink College Park - As a student-run online newspaper/blog dedicated to the smart growth of College Park, its mission is to help transform College Park into a great college town. It believes in full access to information, public dialogue, and the power of creative ideas.
- Rooftop Community Garden - The Rooftop Community Garden embodies and inspires urban sustainability through hands on urban agriculture and food justice education. We seek to explore where our food comes and how to grow, preserve, prepare, and eat food in a way that is culturally appropriate and regenerative to our bioregion. You can contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Society for Green Business - The Society for Green Business is a SUSA-recognized club within the Robert H. Smith School of Business open to students enrolled in ALL majors and programs. Our goal is to promote sustainable business values by introducing students to new and innovative ways in which businesses have adopted green practices, encouraging students to value environmental concerns and advocating green measures at the university.
Decathlon - Nearly 300 students from architecture, engineering, environmental science and technology, plant sciences, landscape architecture, and other disciplines participate in a two-year effort to design and build the most sustainable house on Earth.
- St. Mary's Garden - The St. Mary's Language House Garden Club provides gardening and horticultural experience to the staff, students, and Univ. of Md community. You can email them at email@example.com.
- Student Sustainability Committee - The Student Sustainability Committee, part of the Student Government Association (SGA), is a group of undergraduate students who are looking to hold the university accountable to its commitment to become sustainable. Additionally the council will provide the opportunity for any undergraduate student to propose project ideas that they feel will make the campus a more livable and sustainable community.
Trail Club - The Terrapin Trail Club is a student organization that sponsors various outdoor recreational activities, such as hiking, backpacking, camping, mountain biking, caving, canoeing, rock climbing, and kayaking. It is student-run, and activities are available to all registered students, faculty, and staff of the University of Maryland. Its primary goal is to meet other outdoor enthusiasts and to provide a framework to share love for the outdoors.
- UMD for Clean Energy - The organization is a group working to influence state and national environmental policy as well as campus policy. Above all, the focus is engaging students in sustainability and activism on our campus.
- VegTerps - VegTerps was established with a mission of bringing together vegan, vegetarian, pescetarian and vegcurious students at University of Maryland. VegTerps also has a focus on animal rights, with an emphasis on advocacy and outreach work.
- The Wildlife Society at UMD - This is a new student organization for students who are interested and passionate about wildlife. The group strives to become engaged with wildlife ecology and conservation on campus, regionally and around the world. Join the mailing list here and visit the Facebook page here.