The 7th UMD Symposium on Environmental Justice & Health Disparities (#UMDejsymposium2021) will convene numerous community members, nonprofit organizers, and researchers for an in-depth examination of ongoing environmental justice and health disparity issues affecting the DC-Maryland-Virginia region.
News & Events
Free Climate Corner webinars occur every other Wednesday from 4-5:30pm, hosted by Dr. Sara Via, Professor and Climate Extension Specialist at the University of Maryland College Park.
Key sustainability achievements at UMD in an interactive timeline
The Green Home Guide has tips to save money, conserve resources, and become more environmentally savvy at home!
President Pines announced the University of Maryland will accelerate its Climate Action Plan goal to become a Net-Zero Carbon Neutral campus within the next four years. Through a combination of sustainability measures and the strategic purchase of carbon credits, UMD will reach this goal by Earth Day in 2025. He also announced plans to replace our university-owned fleet - over 1,070 fossil-fuel vehicles - with an all-electric fleet by 2035.
Plant trees at UMD on Thurs, April 15 from 2-3pm! Register now!
The Sustainable Tuesdays Lecture series is back featuring an array of guest speakers discussing sustainability on campus. This series is offered during Spring 2021 as part of the ARCH 289i course called ‘Sustainability at the University of Maryland, College Park’ and is co-sponsored by the UMD Office of Sustainability.
Switching from disposable plastics to biodegradable and compostable plant based alternatives for bags, utensils, and straws!
Americans toss 25% more trash than usual between Thanksgiving and New Year’s — about 1 million tons of extra garbage weekly, according to the National Environmental Education Foundation. Here are some ideas for ways to gift thoughtfully and reduce waste!
Device Created by Terps Helps Keep Unnecessary Water—and Money—From Going Down the Toilet
Student Aquaponics Project Could Help County Grow Urban Agriculture in Empty Buildings
Architecture School’s 3 New Dual Degrees to Prepare Students for a Changing, Challenging World