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  • Dining Services Annual Harvest Festival

    Celebrate the Harvest season with Maryland Dining at South Campus and 251 North Dining Halls on Wednesday, October 19th from 4-6pm. Swing by for fall fun activities including FREE pumpkin painting on the outdoor plazas, enjoy a dinner menu highlighting locally sourced ingredients, and meet the farmers who work hard to keep us all well fed every day.

  • Bike Safety Month Kick-Off Event

    Hello Terps! October is Bike Safety Month! Celebrate the fun and fitness associated with bicycling. Receive free give-aways, and learn new things about bike safety and sustainable transportation with DOTS and RecWell! It's a time when we call attention to all motorists, bicyclists and scooter riders to renew commitments to share the road. 

  • Climate and Sustainability Webinars

    Climate and Sustainability Webinars (2022) Hosted by Dr. Sara Via, Professor & Climate Extension Specialist at UMD   Visualize a Better World  June 15, 4-5:30PM

  • Sustainability Fund Workshop: Networking, Ideation and Action Planning

    Sustainability Fund: Networking, Ideation and Action Planning Workshop Tues, June 14, 10:00AM-11:30AM, ESJ 2101

  • Mid-Atlantic Green Roof Science & Technology Symposium

    The University of Maryland Extension is hosting a symposium to share the latest results on green roof scientific research and technological developments. Learn more:  Thu, Jul 14, 2022, 8 am– Fri, Jul 15, 2022, 12 pm EDTLocation:  Edward St. John Learning and Teaching Center 4131 Campus Drive College Park, MD 20742About this event:

  • 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:

More University Sustainability News

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Backyard Climate Guard

Extension Experts: Climate-Resilient Gardening’s Just a Few Steps Away
View Article Backyard Climate Guard
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$4.8M Grant Supports Sustainable Fertilizer Research

Ag Scientists Work to Explore Benefits of Transforming Poultry Waste
View Article $4.8M Grant Supports Sustainable Fertilizer Research
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Mid-Atlantic Climate Action Hub Launches With $2.2M Grant From Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

New Initiative to Link Environmental Justice Efforts Across Five States and D.C.
View Article Mid-Atlantic Climate Action Hub Launches With $2.2M Grant From Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
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