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May 24, 2019

SPH Convenes Fifth Environmental Justice Symposium

University of Maryland School of Public Health hosted its fifth Symposium on Environmental Justice and Health Disparities on May 11, bringing together policy makers, legal advocates, community organizers and researchers from more than 10 states to promote environmental health, elevate community voices and enact change.

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May 23, 2019

World Turtle Day

American Tortoise Rescue, a nonprofit organization established in 1990 for the protection of all species of tortoise and turtle, is sponsoring its 17th annual World Turtle Day® on May 23. The day was createdAmerican Tortoise Rescue, a nonprofit organization established in 1990 for the protection of all species of tortoise and turtle, is sponsoring its 17th annual World Turtle Day on May 23.

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May 21, 2019

UMD-NASA Project to Map World’s Forests in 3D

A University of Maryland project aboard the International Space Station will soon start giving scientists new insights into how much carbon is stored in the planet’s trees and how much carbon dioxide they can absorb, key to understanding a warming planet.

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May 21, 2019

UMD Global Agriculture Initiative in Liberia

As part of the Global Classroom Initiative at the University of Maryland, AREC 360: Global Agriculture is an interactive and collaborative experience between students at UMD and at the Liberia International Christian College (LICC), in partnership with the student group, ROOTS Africa.

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May 15, 2019

Sustainability Associate Opening

The Sustainability Associate will develop and manage programs that engage students, faculty, and staff in sustainable behaviors and create a culture of sustainability among all sectors of the diverse campus community.

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May 13, 2019

National Public Gardens Week

Celebrate National Public Gardens Week by taking a tour with knowledgeable staff and learn more about our trees, plants, and sustainability efforts.

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May 13, 2019

Bike to Work Day

On May 17, thousands of DMV residents will celebrate biking as they commute together on two wheels.

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May 8, 2019

UMD Green Offices Achieve Platinum Status

Since Platinum certification was established in the fall of 2018, three total offices have already become Platinum certified. The Center for Young Children and the University Recreation & Wellness offices were the first to achieve the Platinum level, followed shortly after by the Denton Community office.

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May 7, 2019

Eyeing the Long Game on Climate Change

In a commentary published in Nature Climate Change, UMD sociology Professor Dana R. Fisher discusses why the current global youth climate movement is not only important in today’s political arena, but likely to have broad repercussions for decades to come.

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