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  • Sustainable Solutions to Fast Fashion Webinar 4/17

    Fast Fashion Webinar Wednesday, April 27, 2022 4-5pm

  • Sustainability at Maryland Day!


  • Sustainability Fund Workshop- Networking, Ideation, & Action Planning

    Sustainability Fund Workshop: Networking, Ideation, & Action Planning:  Mon, April 25, 6-8pm, ESJ 2101

  • Sustainability Fund Grant Workshop

    Sustainability Fund Grant Workshop Mon, April 25, 6-8 pm, Innovation Loft- ESJ 2101 This in-person workshop is for students interested in applying for a Sustainability Fund grant. During the workshop, you will brainstorm and troubleshoot your grant proposal ideas to advance campus sustainability.

  • EarthFest 2022: UMD's Earth Day Festival

    Check out the photo albums from the event:

  • Earth Month

    Earth Fest Wed, April 20, 11:00 am- 3:00 pm, Hornbake Plaza

  • UMD Sustainable Tuesdays: Lecture Series

    Tuesdays: 5PM- 6:15PM  Location: Auditorium (Room 0204), School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation Tuesdays from 5-6:15pm, explore campus sustainability through lectures, free and open to all (KN95 masks required in all UMD classrooms). This lecture series being offered during the Spring Semester as part of ARCH 272, Sustainability at the University of Maryland, College Park, organized by Professor Emeritus Ralph Bennett. The series is co-sponsored by the Office of Sustainability.  

  • UMD's Journey to Curbing Waste

    Despite the obstacles, UMD's departments have achieved major improvements in reducing waste and improving recycling, composting, and reuse systems. While tackling waste sources and systems is an ongoing process, each of us can contribute to progress towards much needed change. Read this story

  • Sustainability in the Food System

    Dining Services Partners to Alleviate Hunger, Avoid Waste, and Address Climate Pollution In support of campus sustainability goals, Dining Services developed and adopted the Sustainable Food Action Plan in October 2012, committing to continuously provide more nutritious and environmentally, socially, and economically sustainable food to campus diners. Read this story

  • Building a Sustainable Future

    UMD collaborates on revitalization, restoration and renewal Since sustainability is--in essence--about the future, thoughtful planning is an essential piece of creating a story that achieves the kind of visions embodied in campus, community, and global sustainability goals. At the local scale, UMD and partners in government and business are guiding that planning with a deep commitment to “smart growth.” Read this feature story

More University Sustainability News

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Residence Hall Essentials Get New Lease on Life at Campus ‘ReStore’

Students Can Donate Gently Used Appliances, Accessories to Benefit Other Terps
View Article Residence Hall Essentials Get New Lease on Life at Campus ‘ReStore’
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UMD Climate Change Policy Study Maps Path to Reach Greenhouse Goals

Researchers Recommend New Policies to Reduce Transportation Emissions by 2030
View Article UMD Climate Change Policy Study Maps Path to Reach Greenhouse Goals
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Another Kind of Tree ‘Planting’ Puts UMD Team in Hunt for $100M Climate Victory

Deceptively Simple Plan to Seal Away Carbon Could Alter Global Warming’s Trajectory
View Article Another Kind of Tree ‘Planting’ Puts UMD Team in Hunt for $100M Climate Victory
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