Department of Environmental Science and Technology
This project will create a new course, ENST 499X: Carbon Management. The University of Maryland does not currently offer a course that introduces students to greenhouse gas reduction strategies and opportunities to work in the field of carbon management. The proposed course would introduce students to the full range of carbon mitigation techniques including energy conservation, renewable energy generation, carbon capture and sequestration, etc. Students would also conduct fieldwork to quantify the carbon benefits of projects that can produce carbon offset credits including methane capture and destruction, afforestation, and wetland restoration. Through these experiences, students may become more competitive for employment in the burgeoning field of carbon management.