News and Events
Tuesday, 14 May 2013
A new University of Maryland class focused on teaching sustainable development held an open house for students to present their final project posters to the public at the university’s student union center last Thursday.
BioE 298A: Designing a Sustainable World is a new class which looks to bring students from across disciplines and teach them way of keeping a sustainable planet.
Taught by the team of Dr. Idalis Villanueva and Dr. Leigh Abts, students were given the task of...
Friday, 10 May 2013
Upon arriving at the office of Professor Jeffery Stehr, I was not at all surprised when the first thing he asked me was, "So how are you enjoying the Maryland weather?" If anyone is willing (and, indeed, excited) to talk to me about weather, it would be this professor of atmospheric science.
Thursday, 02 May 2013
Connect4Climate (C4C) is a campaign, a coalition, and a community that cares about climate change.
The goal of C4C is to create a participatory, open knowledge platform that engages the global community in climate change conversation to drive local action through advocacy, operational support, research, and capacity building. C4C is helping, through social media and the web, to amplify voices of local stakeholders that have stories to tell about climate change. This semester, UMD...
Thursday, 25 April 2013
The University Sustainability Council is pleased to announce sixteen projects that received more than $250,000 in grants from the Sustainability Fund this year! Congratulations to the students, staff, and faculty who received a grant in this funding cycle! The Fund has become a mighty instrument for helping to develop innovative projects that are transforming the campus into a model sustainable community. Applications for grants are due by November 1st of each year, so ...
Wednesday, 17 April 2013
Friday, 12 April 2013
On Thursday, April 11, The Council on the Environment hosted a “brown bag luncheon” at the STAMP Student Union in the University of Maryland, College Park. Chris Elfring, from the National Academy, was the guest speaker and discussed the new Gulf of Mexico program at the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) in Washington D.C.
The new $500 million dollar program comes after the explosion of the Deep-water Horizon Drilling platform in the Gulf of Mexico that killed 11 workers and...
Tuesday, 12 March 2013
The University of Maryland (UMD) and NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center (NASA-GSFC) announced Thursday, the establishment of The Joint Global Carbon Cycle Center, which will be used collaboratively to further analyze the effects of carbon in our atmosphere.
The JGCCC is just one of many collaborative efforts between the university and national lab over their 30 year partnership. The inaugural event took place at UMD’s Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center Thursday evening...
Monday, 04 March 2013
When the competition for the Green Fund Fellowship was announced, it was advertised as a competition for a single prize: the $10k grant. Well, that was before the projects were submitted and before the Council was pleasantly surprised by the high quality of the research proposals.
The quality was so high that the Council decided to dig into their personal pockets and provide a second $10k award.
Meet Scott Tjaden and David Daily; your Council on the Environment grant...
Dr. Jennifer Hadden Gives Lecture on 'Sustainable Development' to UMD 'Beyond the Classroom' Program
Tuesday, 19 February 2013
The University of Maryland “Beyond the Classroom” program welcomed a prominent guest speaker on Tuesday, Feb.5, to give a lecture on what the world has done and is doing to achieve sustainable development through the generations.
The “Beyond the Classroom” program is a living and learning program offered at the University of Maryland, which, according to their website, “engages talented and diverse upper level undergraduates from across the...
Monday, 04 February 2013
On Wednesday, January 30, former Maryland Senator, Joe Tydings, held a seminar for School of Public Health graduate students on restoring the Chesapeake Bay.
The Council on the Environment members were invited to attend the discussion which was sponsored by the Maryland Institute for Applied Environmental Health.
The former Senator of Maryland is a graduate of the University of Maryland, as well as the University of Maryland Law School. He now serves on the University of Maryland...
Thursday, 31 January 2013
On the heels of the 93rd annual AMS Meeting, ESSIC Director & ConE Chair Professor, Antonio Busalacci, lead a delegation of UMD Officials on a visit to the Oklahoma University University Research Campus (URC) in Norman, Oklahoma.
Oklahoma’s University Research Campus is a collaborative environment where academia, industry, and government build on the university’s intellectual vitality.
Busalacchi, who chairs the Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate (BASC) for...