News & Events

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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October 31, 2019

Lunch with Leaders: The Nature Conservancy

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

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October 18, 2019

Uptown Cheapskate Thrift Store Opens in College Park

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.

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September 25, 2019

5th Annual Harvest Festival

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.

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September 23, 2019

Celebrating in the Park(ing Lot)

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.

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September 19, 2019

Five Sustainability Fund Projects That Changed UMD

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.

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September 18, 2019

Even Flow

A new app developed by UMD researchers can help you cash in on a quicker, more efficient and environmentally friendly commute.

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