Monday, March 2, 2015

  • The Changing Climate and Health
  • An Environmental Knight visits UMD
  • Urban Environmental Stewardship Conference
  • Dean Robert Orr, School of Public Policy
  • UMERC Sustainability Workshop
  • Smart and Sustainable Conference
  • SESYNC Undergraduate Summer Opportunities
  • Busalacchi discusses severe weather and global warming on News Channel 8

Upcoming Events

Tue Mar 03 @05:00PM - 06:00PM

Sustainable Tuesdays: Is Smart Growth Enough?

Wed Mar 04 @08:00AM - 05:00PM

ENST Seminar: Blue Carbon, Green Infrastructure, Biodiversity, and Human Health: Science to Support Coastal Resilience

Wed Mar 04 @09:00AM - 06:00PM

Predicting and Preparing for a Changing Arctic

Wed Mar 04 @05:30PM - 06:30PM

The 16th Annual Roger Revelle Commemorative Lecture: Overturning Assumptions: Past, present, and future concerns about the ocean’s circulation

Fri Mar 06 @03:00PM - 04:00PM

Geology Colloquium: Geoscience Problem Solving for Sustainability: Focus on Climate and Energy

Fri Mar 06 @04:00PM - 05:00PM

ConE Quarterly Meeting

Mon Mar 30 @08:00AM -

Smart and Sustainable Campuses Conference

Tue Mar 31 @08:00AM -

Smart and Sustainable Campuses Conference

Chair's Welcome

Antonio Busalacchi
Antonio Busalacchi
Council Chair

It is with real pleasure that I welcome you to the Council of the Environment of the University of Maryland. Our University has tremendous breadth and depth in environmental and earth system science and, as a land grant university, is committed to bringing those resources to support the work of local communities and government, and to promote economic development in the State. Our strengths spread across a wide spectrum of academic fields such as anthropology, agriculture, architecture, climate and earth science, ecology, economics, energy, engineering for sustainable infrastructure, public health, public policy, sociology, and transportation. The Council will work to integrate this diversity of effort and to develop new opportunities. The public and private sectors in the State are also deeply engaged in environmental issues, to which they too bring great strengths. The Council will build new partnerships to connect these efforts with the University. As Chair, I am excited at the...


Featured Council Members

Maureen Cropper

Maureen Cropper is a Distinguished University Professor of Economics at the University of Maryland, a Senior Fellow at Resources for the Future, and a former Lead Economist at the World Bank. Dr. Cropper has served as chair of the EPA Science Advisory Board Environmental Economics Advisory Committee and as president of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists. She is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research. Her research has focused on valuing environmental amenities (especially environmental health effects), on the discounting of future health benefits, and on the tradeoffs implicit in environmental regulations.

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