Visitor Center Sustainability Outreach

Recipient:

Conferences and Visitor Services

Amount:

$7,405

The Visitor Center serves as the front door of the university, welcoming more than 80,000 visitors per year.  Many first impressions of the University of Maryland are formed here.  The goals of the Visitor Center Sustainability Outreach project are to raise awareness of campus sustainability initiatives and educate visitors and students to encourage sustainability practices both on and off campus. 

The Visitor Center will install an interactive display and create a sustainability exhibit, which would include a “sustainability IQ test” and other types of interactive tools (e.g. a carbon footprint test).  The Center will reward participation in sustainability efforts and advertise new mobile applications by providing water bottles to use at the filling stations around campus.