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We track, compile and communicate sustainability news from across campus. Explore our article compilations here, and follow @SustainableUMD on social media to stay up to date! 


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  • Sustainable Sculpture on UMD Campus Encourages Recycling

    If you’ve walked past Cole Field House recently, maybe you’ve noticed an odd new sculpture across the street. What looks like an accidentally broken fence with old water bottles stuck in it is actually a purposeful, relevant piece of art. Made completely of recycled water bottles and other recycled materials, the David C. Driskell Center’s Driskell Wishing Well stands as a concrete representation of how materials can be reused.

  • Living Umbrellas at NextNOW Fest

    Living Umbrellas is a newly developed green infrastructure and experience from the minds of four individuals of the Department of Environmental Science and Technology at the University of Maryland. Nicholas Cloyd, Dr. David Tilley, Tim Williamson and Dr. Jose-Luis Izursa came together with the idea when one of them sat at a pool without shade.

  • An Interview with Terrapin Trader's Mike Painter

    The University of Maryland's Terrapin Trader plays a big role in campus sustainability by keeping unneeded but still useful products out of the landfills and reducing costs for new products. From computers, to furniture, to filing cabinets, the list goes on of what's available in this campus hidden treasure. Office of Sustainability intern, Blair Jackson, sat down with Mike Painter, manager of Terrapin Trader, to learn more.

More University Sustainability News

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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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