Angela Burnett will be visiting the University of Maryland on April 30 from her home country of the British Virgin Islands, where she has served with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Labour as the Climate Change Officer since 2008. She survived Hurricane Irma in Fall 2017, and has written and published The Irma Diaries, which shares survivor stories of the hurricane as a way to motivate transformational climate research and action.
News & Events
The University of Maryland’s School of Public Policy and its Do Good Institute recently announced six finalists for the 2018 Do Good Challenge.
Graduate students and faculty from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering won UMD Invention of the Year for their electric vehicle battery charger.
The 4th Community Engagement, Environmental Justice, and Health (CEEJH) 2018 Environmental Justice and Health Disparities Symposium will convene numerous regional legislators, nonprofit organizations, and researchers for an in-depth examination of environmental justice and health disparities issues affecting our region.
The University of Maryland has earned Marks of Distinction from Second Nature for our hard work and leadership as a part of the Climate Leadership Network.
Join the Maryland Energy Innovation Institute for Sustainability Engineering Day on Monday, April 23 at Clark Hall for a day of engaging speakers and poster sessions.
The Maryland Dairy is taking environmental action and offering compostable straws during Earth Month in April. Learn more about their green pilot program.
McKeldin Library just got a whole lot greener with the addition of their new biowall! UMD students helped fund this project through the Sustainability Fund.
University of Maryland students are wasting less food at the dining halls on average compared to a year ago, according to a student-led food waste audit.
Recycling and compost bins can be found throughout campus at the University of Maryland. Despite the university’s efforts to reduce waste, much of the materials collected in these bins ends up in a landfill because people do not know how to properly sort their trash.
The Do Good Institute holds monthly “Do Good Accelerators” which allow speakers from local organizations to lead discussions open to the UMD community about the issue(s) they are working towards changing.
University of Maryland was honored with the 2017 Tree Campus USA recognition by the Arbor Day Foundation for its commitment to promoting healthy trees and environmental stewardship . This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Tree Campus designation, with UMD making the list each year.