News & Events

October 4, 2017

UMD increases renewable energy use with installation of solar panel canopies

The University of Maryland, in partnership with WGL Energy and the Maryland Energy Administration, recently completed the installation of three solar panel canopies at the Regents Drive, Terrapin Trail, and Mowatt Lane parking garages. The solar power generated from the project will amount to over 2 megawatts of renewable energy, helping the university to reach its goal laid out in the President’s Energy Initiatives, announced in April 2014.

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October 3, 2017

Virtual Food Drive

Office of Community Engagement and the Alumni Association announced they will partner with Food Recovery Network, Amp Your Good, and the #GiveHealthy Movement to help alleviate food insecurity in Prince George’s County and provide food supplies to areas devastated by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria.

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October 2, 2017

UMD Solar Canopy Dedication

Join us on Wednesday, October 11 at 10:00am on the rooftop of Regents Drive Garage for the dedication of the Solar Canopies at University of Maryland.

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September 20, 2017

Maryland Sustainability Engineers complete vegetated swale project

The Maryland Sustainability Engineers (MDSE) have completed their retrofit project of a stormwater management system at Wellness Way after receiving a grant of $25,325 from the University Sustainability Fund. The primary goal of the project is to allow for the treatment of stormwater without sacrificing the existing facility’s purpose of removing high volumes of water during large rainstorms. MDSE teamed up with Facilities Management to complete the project.

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September 20, 2017

Campus compost collection expands at University of Maryland

Members of the University of Maryland campus community may have noticed something different about campus recently, in addition to all the new building construction. The Office of Solid Waste and Recycling in Facilities Management has been diligently working for the past two years to expand campus compost collection and the fruits of their efforts are in full bloom.

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September 15, 2017

Join ALC for the first Wednesday Workshop of the year: Upcycle Revolution

Join the ALC on Wednesday, September 20th from 7-9pm for 2017-2018's first Wednesday workshop. Get a start on a sustainable Terps life with our Upcycling Revolution! Learn how to make origami eco-flowers, make new works of art on used canvas and bring your own (clean) old jeans and socks for fun crafts! Open and free to all: Wednesday, September 20th, 7-9:00pm

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September 15, 2017

3rd Annual Harvest Festival

Join us to celebrate the local harvest season at any of the three UMD dining halls on Wednesday, September 27 from 5-8 pm. Each dining hall will be featuring a local foods dinner, music, activities, raffles, and more!

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