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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
Year in Review: 2020-2021
The University continues to strive for excellence in climate action, aiming to achieve the visions embodied in campus, community, and global sustainability goals. The 2020 calendar year highlights the University’s unwavering commitment to sustainability and climate action even as financial and social challenges mounted with the impacts of the global pandemic. Read this feature story
The Importance of Environmental Justice
Environmentalism in the black community has historically bridged the connection between health and the environment. Leaders of the community have advocated for environmental justice to protect low income and minority residents from health issues caused by large industries. In order to protect these underrepresented neighborhoods, environmental justice became apart of social justice. This sparked the environmental justice movement in the black community.
Trash to Treasure Program Collects Estimated 25 Tons of Recyclable, Reusable Goods. Read More
Maryland Energy Innovation Accelerator launched
With the recent launch of the Maryland Energy Innovation Accelerator (MEIA), the Maryland Clean Energy Center (MCEC) is poised to deliver on its mission of assisting energy related research and technology efforts to commercialize and move to market. Read More