News & Events

January 16, 2018

"Worlds Within" biological art exhibition and lecture

WORLDS WITHIN exposes the generally unseen world of plants and their internal architecture, textures, patterns and functions. It reveals repeating patterns in nature: generic structures and forms, which recur on a macro and micro scale.

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January 10, 2018

Curbing Climate Change

Scientists widely agree that humans are the dominant cause of rising global temperatures. Now, a new study shows that people’s perceived risk from extreme events associated with climate change can influence them to alter behaviors in ways that reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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January 4, 2018

USM Continued Commitment to Sustainability

USM (University System of Maryland) leads the state of Maryland in sustainability efforts with more than 60 facilities constructed and/or planned as LEED-certified “Silver” or higher.

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January 4, 2018

A Microgreens Vertical Farm Grows in Brooklyn

Founded in 2013 by Jason Green ’11 with two partners, Edenworks raises tilapia on site and, through a farming process known as aquaponics, turns their waste into fertilizer to nourish the young versions of vegetables like broccoli, kale, radish and mustard greens.

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December 18, 2017

UMD participates in 2017 UN Climate Negotiations in Germany

The University of Maryland, organized by the Center for Global Sustainability and the UMD Global Sustainability Initiative, had a strong presence at this year’s 23rd meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 23) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

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December 15, 2017

Kappa Delta Sustainable Sister

UMD Kappa Delta started a "sustainable sister of the week," program this semester. Learn more about this exciting initiative in our Green Chapter News section.

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December 11, 2017

UMD and NASA Join Forces to Improve Global Food Security

Inbal Becker-Reshef, Ph.D. from the University of Maryland (UMD) Department of Geographical Sciences has been selected by NASA to lead a new multidisciplinary consortium dedicated to enhancing the use of satellite data for improving food security and agriculture around the world.

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