Beyond the Classroom is organizing a week long series with special events in preparation for students participating in the People's Climate March on Saturday, April 29.
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The Maryland Residence Hall Association (RHA) is hosting some great Green Week events on campus starting Friday, April 21.
Trash to Treasure is a campus-wide initiative to increase awareness of and participation in sustainable practices during closing at the end of the academic year. The Trash to Treasure program ensures that students have a place to donate their unwanted new and/or gently used items, which both reduces the amount of trash collected at the end of the year and increases support of the local community through partnerships with charitable organizations.
The Maryland Institute of Applied Environmental Health will host Andrew Fellows, the Chesapeake regional director for Clean Water Action from 1999 to 2014. He coordinated national, regional, state, and local campaigns to improve and protect water quality, environmental health, and justice, and to make democracy work in Maryland, Virginia, the District of Columbia, and Delaware. Fellows has over 30 years of grassroots organizing, lobbying, electoral, media, development, and management experience.
The Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement arguably represent the most ambitious covenant ever made by nation states together: to protect people and planet; to advance prosperity; to enable peace; and to promote partnership. Yet under today’s political climate, this covenant faces both prospects and perils. This panel discussion held by the Center for Global Sustainability at the School of Public Policy, University of Maryland, will attempt to understand what it will take to achieve the Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals given the current political reality.
Named the White House's Environmental Hero, Jean-Michel Cousteau has distinguished himself as a collaborator, educator, and leader in the environmental conservation movement. Come hear Cousteau discuss environmentalism and exploration.
The all-day event will involve faculty, staff and students from the entire College Park campus. In addition to a keynote speaker at 9 a.m., the day will center around two interactive sessions in which participants from all parts of campus will be able to demonstrate the many ways -- through research, teaching, and community involvement -- that the University of Maryland is committed to social justice. The day will end with a conversation, summary, and next steps from the day's interactions (3:30 - 5 p.m.).
The Sustainability Fund Review Committee and the University Sustainability Council are proud to announce the following 2017 Sustainability Fund projects. The Fund provides grants for students, faculty and staff to implement projects that will improve sustainability on campus or involve students in the implementation of projects in the local community.
GreenFest is an exciting, educational event focused around wellness and sustainability.
The University of Maryland was once again recognized by the Arbor Day Foundation as a 2016 Tree Campus USA for its commitment to effective urban forest management.
Starting this year, the University of Maryland is taking a historic step on its journey toward carbon neutrality. President Loh has approved a strategy to eliminate the climate impact caused by university-related student, faculty, and staff air travel through a new Carbon Neutral Air Travel Initiative.
Come to a relaxed, informal opportunity to meet and greet with Sustainability organizations interested in hiring UMD students for FULL TIME and INTERNSHIP positions. Each company will give a 3-5 minute overview and then be seated at tables to have conversations with students over light refreshments for the remainder of event.