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  • 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

  • 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

  • UMD Lab Sheds 50,000 pounds of CO2 Emissions Annually

    Research labs at universities consume copious amounts of energy. For instance, a single chemical fume hood in a lab can consume as much energy as three average American homes. Toss in a few lab freezers holding a constant -80 degrees Celsius temperature and energy consumption adds up quickly. While research allows us to live healthier and better lives, simple shifts in behavior can reduce the environmental impacts associated with research.

  • Terps vs. Pros: Sustainable Food Challenge

    "Terps vs. Pros: Sustainable Food Challenge" is back! This College of Agriculture & Natural Resources project was funded by a Sustainability Fund grant that provides students with creative solutions to improving food security in the student community.  Read More


More University Sustainability News

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Creating Greener Spaces, No Office Required

Revamped Program Looks for Sustainability Ideas in Every Corner of Campus
View Article Creating Greener Spaces, No Office Required
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‘Exhausted’ by the Car Commute? You Might Like a Bike

UMD’s Summer Slowdown Might Be the Perfect Time to Try 2 Wheels
View Article ‘Exhausted’ by the Car Commute? You Might Like a Bike
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Sustainability Fund Awards Record $600K to Green Initiatives

Projects Combine Solar Power and Agriculture, Mitigate Methane Production, Reduce Stormwater Pollution
View Article Sustainability Fund Awards Record $600K to Green Initiatives
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