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MaryPIRG Student Climate Action Coalition (MSCAC)

  • University of Maryland, College Park (MD)

The FUTURE Act is a piece of legislation which aims to commit all of Maryland’s Public Universities to carbon neutrality by 2035 or sooner. The legislation was introduced by ...


Geographical Sciences (BS)

  • University of Maryland, College Park (MD)

Students specializing in Geography will be exposed to a diversity of coursework that will focus on human-environmental interactions, and will choose between two tracks: Development and Sustainability or Environment Systems ...

  • Posted Dec. 17, 2020
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Global Poverty Minor

  • University of Maryland, College Park (MD)

Students will discover how incentives, resources, and social and political institutions influence the incidence of poverty across and within countries. Students in the minor will explore the relationships between poverty ...

  • Posted Dec. 17, 2020
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Agricultural and Resource Economics (BS)

  • University of Maryland, College Park (MD)

Students in the Agricultural and Resource Economics program must take courses in Agricultural Science, Mathematics/Economics/Statistics, Environmental and Resource Policy, International Agriculture, Food Production, and Politics.

  • Posted Dec. 17, 2020
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Atmospheric and Oceanic Science (BS)

  • University of Maryland, College Park (MD)

Course plans for the major satisfy American Meteorological Society guidelines for a B.S. degree in atmospheric science.

  • Posted Dec. 17, 2020
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Landscape Architecture (BLA)

  • University of Maryland, College Park (MD)

The Landscape Architecture Program helps landscape architects lead, educate, and participate in the careful stewardship, wise planning, and artful design of our built and natural environments. The undergraduate Landscape Architecture ...

  • Posted Dec. 17, 2020
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Plant Sciences (BS)

  • University of Maryland, College Park (MD)

Plant Science combines basic science courses with applied technical classes to prepare students for the many and varied careers in this growing field. Students seeking a Plant Science degree must ...

  • Posted Dec. 17, 2020
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Atmospheric Chemistry Minor

  • University of Maryland, College Park (MD)

This Minor will provide the students with a general background in Meteorology as offered by the lower level required courses, and a background on issues in Atmospheric Chemistry. It is ...

  • Posted Dec. 17, 2020
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Atmospheric Science Minor

  • University of Maryland, College Park (MD)

This minor will provide a general background in meteorology as offered by the lower level courses, and a solid background in Atmospheric Physics (AOSC 431) and Atmospheric Dynamics (AOSC 432 ...

  • Posted Dec. 17, 2020
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Earth History Minor

  • University of Maryland, College Park (MD)

The Earth History Minor involves required classes in historical geology and elective classes in sedimentation, paleontology, and climate change.

  • Posted Dec. 17, 2020
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Earth Material Properties Minor

  • University of Maryland, College Park (MD)

The Earth Material Properties Minor involves required classes in geology and mineralogy and elective classes in seismology, petrology, and optical mineralogy.

  • Posted Dec. 17, 2020
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Hydrology Minor

  • University of Maryland, College Park (MD)

The Hydrology Minor involves core classes in geology and wetlands hydrology as well as elective classes in ecosystem restoration and biogeochemistry.

  • Posted Dec. 17, 2020
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International Agriculture and Natural Resources Certificate

  • University of Maryland, College Park (MD)

In this certificate program, students will relate their disciplinary knowledge and technical skills to global agriculture and natural resources issues, beclome familiar with a foreign language, study abroad, and learn ...

  • Posted Dec. 17, 2020
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Meteorology Minor

  • University of Maryland, College Park (MD)

This Minor will provide the students with a general background in Meteorology as offered by the lower level courses, and a broader background on a wide range of sub-fields in ...

  • Posted Dec. 17, 2020
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Soil Science Minor

  • University of Maryland, College Park (MD)

The Soil Science minor will provide students with a sophisticated understanding of soil resources, its development, characteristics, and principles for its use and management. Building on a basic introduction to ...

  • Posted Dec. 17, 2020
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Atmospheric and Ocean Studies (MS/PhD)

  • University of Maryland, College Park (MD)

The Atmospheric and Ocean Studies graduate program is a joint MS and PhD. UMD's research park includes NOAA's Center for Weather and Climate Prediction, the Joint Global Change ...

  • Posted Dec. 17, 2020
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Civil and Environmental Engineering (MS)

  • University of Maryland, College Park (MD)

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering offers interdisciplinary graduate programs led by expert faculty with connections to leading companies, utilities, and agencies in the greater D.C. area and ...

  • Posted Dec. 17, 2020
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Civil and Environmental Engineering (PhD)

  • University of Maryland, College Park (MD)

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering offers interdisciplinary graduate programs led by expert faculty with connections to leading companies, utilities, and agencies in the greater D.C. area and ...

  • Posted Dec. 17, 2020
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Environmental Science and Technology (MS)

  • University of Maryland, College Park (MD)

The Environmental Science and Technology Masters program involves require classes in statistics, ecology, soils, and hydrology.

  • Posted Dec. 17, 2020
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Environmental Science and Technology (PhD)

  • University of Maryland, College Park (MD)

The Environmental Science and Technology Doctoral degree has 4 areas of concentration to choose from: Soil and Watershed Sciences, Ecological Technology Design, Wetland Science, and Ecosystem Health and Natural Resources ...

  • Posted Dec. 17, 2020
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Organic and Sustainable Agriculture Graduate Certificate

  • University of Maryland, College Park (MD)

The GC-OSA focuses on sustainability through examining both the ecosystem services provided by beneficial insects, as well as the management of injurious insects. Ecological functions of insects in the natural ...

  • Posted Dec. 17, 2020
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Atmospheric and Ocean Science Technology (MPS)

  • University of Maryland, College Park (MD)

The Master of Professional Studies (MPS) in Atmospheric and Oceanic Science Technology is designed for meteorologists, oceanographers and environmental scientists who need cutting-edge skills and knowledge in atmospheric and oceanic ...

  • Posted Dec. 17, 2020
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Agricultural and Resource Economics MS and PhD

  • University of Maryland, College Park (MD)

The Department offers both MS and PhD degrees from one of the nation's premier graduate programs in applied economics. The program focuses on the application of advanced economic theory ...

  • Posted July 10, 2020
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Environmental and Resource Economics concentration

  • University of Maryland, College Park (MD)

The Agricultural and Resource Economics (Ag-Econ) concentration provides students with the flexibility to select a field of study that fits their career interests. Students can also customize their degree program ...

  • Posted July 10, 2020
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Creating A Sustainability Magazine: A Diverse, Digital Experience

  • University of Maryland, College Park (MD)

Everyone wants to find creative ways to tell their campus sustainability story. With so many different options, it can be challenging to identify the best route to take. Further complicating ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2019
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University Sustainability Fund

  • University of Maryland, College Park (MD)

The University Sustainability Fund provides funding for projects that promote environmental sustainability, and positively impact and enhance the student experience at UMD. The Fund will allocate funds to projects that ...


Bridging barriers to advance global sustainability

  • Columbia University (NY)
  • The Ohio State University (OH)
  • University of Maryland, College Park (MD)
  • University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna
  • SEA Education Association (MA)

Academic enterprises seeking to support society’s efforts to achieve global sustainability need to change their legacy reward systems. We need new structures to foster knowledge that is deeply integrated ...

  • Posted Nov. 15, 2018
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Mitigating Air Travel Emissions: Measuring, Pricing and Collaboration

  • Arizona State University (AZ)
  • Duke University (NC)
  • University of California, Los Angeles (CA)
  • University of Maryland, College Park (MD)

Presenters will discuss their approaches to tracking airline miles, estimating emissions, and counter-acting these emissions. Carbon neutral air travel requires data availability to accurately estimate emissions, but perhaps a larger ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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The Case Study of Universal Transit Pass (U-Pass) Programs at Eight US Universities

  • University of Maryland, College Park (MD)

Many universities across the US address sustainability on campus and aim at reducing the environmental footprint. Universities' strategies to reduce the carbon footprint include promoting alternative modes of travel, such ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Students, Sustainability, and Social Media: Tools for Content and Collaboration

  • American University (DC)
  • New York University (NY)
  • University of Maryland, College Park (MD)
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (WI)
  • University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (WI)

Communicating sustainability efforts across social media platforms is an important but often challenging part of our work. As social media trends emerge and change, how can we convey our messaging ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Profitable Carbon Capture Technology for Campus Power Plants

  • University of Maryland, College Park (MD)

The University of Maryland is pursuing a partnership with technology firm, HY-TEK Bio, to install an algae based carbon capture system to mitigate emissions from UMD's combined heat and ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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How old is our Campus? – measure the environmental benefit of adaptive reuse of existing building

  • University of Maryland, College Park (MD)

This project will generate three renovation and adaptive-reuse strategies for one worst performed building, environmental impact reduction benefit of adaptive reuse will be quantified and the used as a benchmark ...

  • Posted March 5, 2018
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Saving Energy and Creating a Constant, Consistent, Repeatable Lab Environment at The University of Maryland IBBR

  • University of Maryland, College Park (MD)
  • Optimum Energy (WA)

The University of Maryland Institute for Bioscience and Biotechnology Research will outline the steps they took to reduce their energy consumption, further improve their environmental stabilization plant's reliability and ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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Communicating Sustainability Through Social Media

  • Colgate University (NY)
  • Lehigh University (PA)
  • University of Maryland, College Park (MD)

In order to reap the full benefits of engaging your campus community and the public in sustainability through social media, it is important to think about strategies to better leverage ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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Energy consumption analysis of a medium-size primary data center in an academic campus

  • University of Maryland, College Park (MD)

Experimental, numerical, and simulation studies were performed to evaluate the energy efficiency performance, develop energy conservation measures (ECMs), and conduct overall energy analysis of a medium-size data center at the ...

  • Posted June 19, 2017
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Transforming Campus Food Service with Anytime Dining

  • University of Maryland, College Park (MD)

The Department of Dining Services at University of Maryland (UMD) set a goal to change the student culture and experience on campus through the Anytime Dining residential dining program. The ...


Earth Day at University of Maryland

  • University of Maryland, College Park (MD)

The University of Maryland Student Sustainability Committee held a free Earth Day Festival at The Stamp Student Union on Friday, April 21. The event featured green campus organizations and offices ...

  • Posted April 28, 2017
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How to Reduce Your School's Carbon Footprint – For Free!

  • University of Maryland, College Park (MD)
  • AASHE (PA)
  • TerraPass (CA)

UCapture offsets users’ carbon footprint, for free, when they shop with 2000+ partners. Their platform harnesses the power of consumers to build the “cost of carbon” into every transaction – and ...

  • Posted April 3, 2017
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Community Partnerships: A Key Component of Sustainability

  • University of Maryland, College Park (MD)
  • Higher Education Associations Sustainability Consortium (HEASC) (PA)

Partnerships between higher education institutions and their surrounding communities are a powerful tool for advancing sustainability and educating for sustainability. Colleges and universities, longtime leaders in sustainability, are increasingly realizing ...

  • Posted March 3, 2017
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CAP Revisited: Lessons Learned and New Strategies Discovered by Revising Climate Action Plans

  • Emory University (GA)
  • University of Maryland, College Park (MD)

Colleges and universities are updating their climate action plans to reflect the latest GHG reduction strategies and renew stakeholder engagement. The University of Maryland released its first CAP in 2009 ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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Communicating Sustainability Progress in a Busy World

  • University of Maryland, College Park (MD)

The University of Maryland publishes an annual Sustainability Progress Report to keep the campus community informed of overall progress toward the university's sustainability goals. The intended audience, format, structure ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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Launching & Sustaining an Educational Partnership for Innovation in Communities (EPIC): PALS at UMD

  • University of Maryland, College Park (MD)

Universities around the country are implementing a powerful learning framework in which students and faculty address local community sustainability issues through adapting current courses to provide real world learning and ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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Beyond LEED - are sustainability codes ready for primetime?

  • University of Maryland, College Park (MD)
  • Hord Coplan Macht (MD)

Since the advent of LEED, there have been a plethora of green rating systems and now codes that have been written to quantify sustainable building practices. How are states and ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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Launching your Student Outreach Team

  • Johns Hopkins University (MD)
  • University of Denver (CO)
  • University of Maryland, College Park (MD)

Students have been involved with sustainability offices since the beginning, working as interns, lobbying for operational and administrative change and supporting our events and outreach. Increasingly, students are providing the ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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The Anchor Dashboard: Aligning Institutional Practice to Meet Low-Income Community Needs

  • University of Maryland, College Park (MD)
  • Democracy Collaborative (DC)

Anchor institutions are place-based entities such as universities and hospitals that are tied to their surroundings by mission, invested capital or relationships to customers, employees and vendors. This study seeks ...

  • Posted Oct. 20, 2016
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Institute of Applied Agriculture Certificate

  • University of Maryland, College Park (MD)

The Institute of Applied Agriculture (IAA) is a 60-credit, two-year academic certificate program in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (AGNR) at the University of Maryland, College Park. The ...

  • Posted Aug. 12, 2016
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BS in Environmental Science and Technology

  • University of Maryland, College Park (MD)

The Environmental Science and Technology major prepares students for graduate study and careers focusing on understanding the natural and built environments and resolving environmental problems and concerns for the benefit ...

  • Posted June 20, 2016
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BS in Environmental Science and Policy

  • University of Maryland, College Park (MD)

Environmental Science and Policy (ENSP) is a unique undergraduate major co-sponsored by three Colleges, the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences and the ...

  • Posted June 20, 2016
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The Big Ten Prospectus: Aligning Sustainability with Collective Mission Level Priorities

  • Purdue University (IN)
  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)
  • University of Maryland, College Park (MD)
  • University of Iowa (IA)
  • University of Michigan (MI)
  • Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, Central Office (NJ)
  • University of Illinois at Chicago (IL)
  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)
  • Indiana University Bloomington (IN)
  • Northwestern University (IL)
  • University of Nebraska - Lincoln (NE)
  • Michigan State University (MI)
  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (IL)
  • University of Texas at Austin (TX)
  • The Ohio State University (OH)
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (WI)

With higher education facing ongoing budget cuts, top to bottom reviews of programs and policies, and critical questions regarding the value of a college education, we—as sustainability professionals—must ...

  • Posted June 11, 2016
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The Road Half Traveled: University Engagement at a Crossroads

  • University of Maryland, College Park (MD)
  • University of Pennsylvania (PA)

A growing number of universities are dedicating resources to support their surrounding communities, but much potential for advancement remains. A university’s mission as an “anchor institution,” as defined by ...