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March 13, 2019

Gravity’s Garden

The garden features massive, standing aluminum cylinders that physics Professor Joseph Weber designed to detect gravitational waves. These are ripples in space-time predicted by physicist Albert Einstein’s theory of gravitation, but which even he didn’t believe were measurable.

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March 12, 2019

Maryland One Step Away From Banning Harmful Foam Food Containers

The State of Maryland is on the brink of becoming the first state to ban expanded polystyrene (EPS) foam food containers, as the State House passed a bill that would ban restaurants, grocery stores, and other food providers from using foam food containers because of their harmful impact on the environment.

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March 5, 2019

Planning Assistance in Action

Smart Growth and Planning collaborated with the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) in the summer of 2018 to secure a $50,000 grant for The University of Maryland’s (UMD) Partnership for Action Learning in Sustainability (PALS) to expand its services for Maryland’s communities.

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March 5, 2019

Integrating Resilience into Local Capital Improvement Programs

The Environmental Finance Center at UMD has released the guidance document Integrating Resilience into Local Capital Improvement Programs, which shares best practices for embedding climate preparedness into capital improvement planning processes in municipalities and counties.

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March 3, 2019

Chasing Coral film screening

Join the UMD Sustainable Ocean Alliance for a screening of Chasing Coral on Tuesday, March 5 at 7pm in the Global Crossroad Atrium, HJ Patterson Building.

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