The University of Maryland has achieved a key milestone on the path to carbon neutrality: a 50% overall reduction in greenhouse gas emissions between 2005 and 2018. This accomplishment comes more than one year ahead of the 2020 Climate Action Plan goal.
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5 steps to conserve, before you leave your residences, offices, classrooms, and common areas for winter break.
The UMD Arboretum was named the Professional Grounds Management Society’s (PGMS) 2019 Green Star Grand Award recipient for excellence in grounds management for an urban university! The PGMS Green Star Grand Award is the highest recognition for excellence of landscape management practices in the country.
On Wednesday, November 13, join Kahlil Kettering ('15), Urban Conservation Program Director, Washington D.C., of The Nature Conservancy (TNC) for Lunch with Leaders at the Do Good Accelerator. Enjoy lunch and a conversation about stormwater retention, green infrastructure, conservation, and more. Learn more and register at go.umd.edu/lwltnc.
NPR highlights UMD becoming the first university to sign the Cool Food Pledge, an oath to create and serve more climate-friendly foods.
You can now buy and sell lightly-used clothing at Uptown Cheapskate in College Park! The thrift store — located below Monument Village apartments on Route 1 — had its grand opening Sept. 26 to a line of waiting customers snaked around the sidewalk outside.
Join University of Maryland Dining Services and many of your friends from the SustainableUMD network for the 5th Annual Harvest Festival "Pumpkin-palooza" on Thursday, October 2.
UMD's student chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects takes part each year in the national organization’s annual Park(ing) Day, in which friends, neighbors and community groups come together to turn metered parking spaces into tiny oases of relaxation amid urban hustle and bustle.
During the College of Agriculture & Natural Resources' second annual Cornerstone Event, AGNR will build partnerships around the college's strategic initiative, Ensure a Clean and Healthy Chesapeake Bay.
Since 2011, the University Sustainability Fund has provided funding for proposals that promote environmental sustainability and enhance the student experience at UMD. Applications are now open for the $300,000 in grants available this year.
A new app developed by UMD researchers can help you cash in on a quicker, more efficient and environmentally friendly commute.
The Danish Minister for Climate, Energy and Utilities, Dan Jørgensen, is leading this effort and he will visit University of Maryland on September 19th to deliver a keynote speech on climate change leadership, followed by a conversation with Dean Robert C. Orr.