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Sustainability Video Contests

Want to showcase your film making skills while supporting sustainability? Here's two video contest opportunities for you!

RecycleMania 2019: Know Before You Throw

The Campus Race to Zero Waste: January 31st through March 27th Formerly known as RecycleMania, the Campus Race to Zero Waste is an annual 8-week competition, which challenges colleges and universities across the United States and Canada to collect the largest volume of recyclable materials.

Terp Startup Breakbox Has A Fun Solution For Recycling Glass

Ryan Perpall of Break Box Recycling Inc. is looking to reduce the burden of glass on the recycling stream by creating entertaining bottle throwing experiences for consumers. Read More

Refuse Reborn

Trash to Treasure Program Collects Estimated 25 Tons of Recyclable, Reusable Goods. Read More

Ocean Friendly Campus

UMD Dining Services launched several initiatives to reduce plastic waste and create an Ocean Friendly Campus. Read More

‘Drive to Zero’ Recycling, Composting Program Returns to Stadium for Football Opener

During every Terps home game, attendees are encouraged to lower their carbon footprint by tossing their recyclable and compostable items in the proper bins in the stadium concourse. Read More

Campus Recycling Update Regarding Glass

The processor of UMD's recyclable material is no longer accepting glass. Please do not dispose any glass products in campus recycling bins—all glass products should be disposed in the trash/landfill waste bins.  Read More

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. Read More

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. Read More

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