News & Events

February 17, 2020

Good Neighbor Day Seeking Team Leaders and Environmental Ambassadors

The Office of Community Engagement is seeking volunteers to serve as team leaders or environmental ambassadors on Good Neighbor Day, the annual community day of service in College Park to beautify shared spaces and engage in sustainable practices. The ninth annual Good Neighbor Day will take place on Saturday, April 4. The 2020 event is projecting more than 1,000 volunteers for nearly 25 service projects throughout Greater College Park. This year, projects will include community cleanups, tree planting at Lake Artemesia, invasive species removal at parks, meal packing with Terps Against Hunger, landscape enhancement at local elementary schools, and more! Team leaders assist by leading a group of volunteers in completing a service project. Environmental ambassadors contribute their interest in environmental stewardship by informing volunteers and acting as educational liaisons. Interested volunteers can apply by Feb. 28. General volunteer registration opens on Feb. 24. Event information and registration are available at Good Neighbor Day is a partnership between the University of Maryland, the city of College Park and the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission.

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January 21, 2020

Sustainable Tuesdays 2020 Schedule of Topics

Co-Sponsored by the UMD Office of Sustainability and the UMD School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, the Sustainable Tuesday presentation series offers opportunities for the university community to learn about sustainability on the UMD campus.

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December 9, 2019

University Halves Carbon Emissions Ahead of Schedule

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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December 3, 2019

UMD Arboretum Honored with Grand Award at 2019 Green Star Awards Program

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.

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