News & Events

April 3, 2019

SCoop Spring Bash

Join SCoop on April 6 at LEAF House for a party with music, food, games, and member orgs.

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April 2, 2019

Arbor Day Tree Planting

Join University of Maryland Arboretum and Botanical Garden for a special Arbor Day tree planting Wednesday, April 3, 1:00pm at the Memorial Chapel.

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March 29, 2019

Sustainability Seven: Female Student Sustainability Leaders

The University of Maryland hosts a variety of environmental groups on campus that make an impact campus culture in subtle yet influential ways. For Women’s History Month, the Office of Sustainability is highlighting three environmental women activist students on campus.

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March 28, 2019

Smart Commute Success Story: Biking to Work

Cate Barger hated traffic. Though her drive from Mt. Rainier was only about six miles, the traffic on Adelphi Road and Queen’s Chapel Road made her commute feel much longer. Biking to work had always appealed to her and in August 2018, Cate got the jumpstart she needed to switch to biking full time—burning 56,400 calories and saving more than $1,500 in the process!

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March 13, 2019

Gravity’s Garden

The garden features massive, standing aluminum cylinders that physics Professor Joseph Weber designed to detect gravitational waves. These are ripples in space-time predicted by physicist Albert Einstein’s theory of gravitation, but which even he didn’t believe were measurable.

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March 12, 2019

Maryland One Step Away From Banning Harmful Foam Food Containers

The State of Maryland is on the brink of becoming the first state to ban expanded polystyrene (EPS) foam food containers, as the State House passed a bill that would ban restaurants, grocery stores, and other food providers from using foam food containers because of their harmful impact on the environment.

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