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NPR Highlights UMD's Commitment to Serve More Climate-Friendly Foods
NPR Highlights UMD's Commitment to Serve More Climate-Friendly Foods 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
5th Annual Harvest Festival
Join University of Maryland Dining Services and many of your friends from the SustainableUMD network for the 5th Annual Harvest Festival "Pumpkin-palooza" on Thursday, October 2. Read More
Celebrating in the Park(ing Lot)
UMD's student chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects takes part each year in the national organization’s annual Park(ing) Day, in which friends, neighbors and community groups come together to turn metered parking spaces into tiny oases of relaxation amid urban hustle and bustle. Read More
A new app developed by UMD researchers can help you cash in on a quicker, more efficient and environmentally friendly commute. Read More
An AGNR Cornerstone Event: Ensure a Clean and Healthy Chesapeake Bay
During the College of Agriculture & Natural Resources' second annual Cornerstone Event, AGNR will build partnerships around the college's strategic initiative, Ensure a Clean and Healthy Chesapeake Bay. 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
Thirteen municipalities awarded Sustainable Maryland Certified status for 2017
The Environmental Finance Center (EFC) at the University of Maryland announced the thirteen municipalities that achieved Sustainable Maryland Certified status for 2017, including nine that were re-certified from 2014. The certifications were bestowed at the Sustainable Maryland Awards during the annual Maryland Municipal League Conference on October 13 in Rockville, Maryland.
UMD earns Climate Leadership Marks of Distinction
The University of Maryland has earned climate leadership Marks of Distinction from the non-profit organization, Second Nature for performance and leadership as a part of the Climate Leadership Network. Marks of Distinction is a new initiative for the Climate Leadership Network that recognizes a select group of signatories that set high-performance goals, demonstrate and report measurable progress towards those goals and support Network activities.
Danish Minister of Climate, Energy & Utilities at UMD
The Danish Minister for Climate, Energy and Utilities, Dan Jørgensen, is leading this effort and he will visit University of Maryland on September 19th to deliver a keynote speech on climate change leadership, followed by a conversation with Dean Robert C. Orr. Read More