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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.

More University Sustainability News

cartoon of cookie, apple and pickle about to be composted

Composting Goes Campuswide. We Break It Down.

5 Tips to Contributing and Reducing Food Waste
View Article Composting Goes Campuswide. We Break It Down.
landscape at Burning Man

Can Burning Man Avoid Warming the Planet?

Student Analysis Could Help the World’s Largest ‘Leave No Trace’ Event Go Carbon-Neutral
View Article Can Burning Man Avoid Warming the Planet?
Campus Creek

State Awards $1.7M to Complete Campus Creek Restoration

UMD Project Will Help Manage Campus-Generated Pollutants, Sediment That Flow Into Chesapeake Bay
View Article State Awards $1.7M to Complete Campus Creek Restoration
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