USM National Green Campus
Week of February 23, 2009
News From Across the USM Campuses
February 27th, "Carbon Footprints and
Climate Action Plans at the City Scale," Dr. Anu
Ramaswami, University of Colorado Denver. The Center for
Urban Environmental Research and Education, Spring 2009 Seminar Series, University of Maryland , Baltimore County. Seminars are held on
Fridays at 2
PM in the Technology
Room 206, on the University
campus, and are free and open to the public. Registration is not required.
Visitor parking passes for the TRC
lot may be purchased for $4.00 in the CUERE office in TRC
102/105 shortly before seminar.
February 25th, Landscape
Sustainability: Drivers of Consumption, Dr. David Myers, Ph.D.,
ASLA, RLA, and is Director, Digital Studio, Landscape Architecture Program and
Adjunct Faculty at the Monteverde Institute in Costa Rica. Noon-1pm in Tydings
Hall, Room 0117, on the University of Maryland, College Park campus.
Tuesday, February 24th, Energy:
A 2009 Worldwise Event from 4:30-6pm in the Gildenhorn Recital Hall, CSPAC,
on the University of Maryland, College Park campus. The global energy crisis is not
a challenge for scientists and economists alone. Humanists and artists can show
us new ways to understand and address the problem.
Tuesday, February 24th, Innovation in Green
Roof Design Construction from 12:30-1:45pm in the Plant Science
Building, Room 489F, University of Maryland, College Park. The Department of
Plant Science and Landscape Architecture presents the "Green Roofs and Urban
Related Sustainability Topics" Speaker Series throughout the Spring
University's Energy Star Purchasing Policy (FSU, 2/09)
USM Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change Initiative
State of Maryland News
puts Shore sanctuary's future in doubt: Shore estate given to Audubon for
preservation may be sold (By Timothy B.
Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun, 2/20/09)
to Baltidome - A Guide to a Greener Baltimore (The Baltimore Sun - Baltimore by Hand Blog, posted 2/18/09)
warn of persistent "dead zones" in Bay, elsewhere (Kari Lysersen,
The Washington Post, 2/17/09)
National and International News
Fight Climate Change with Fish and Chips (By Elisabeth Rosenthal, The New
York Times, 2/21/09)
migrations and war: Dire climate scenario (By Charles J.
Hanley, The Associated Press as reported by Yahoo News, 2/21/09)
to Act on Global Warming: Emissions from New Coal Plants - Decision Will
Overturn Unlawful, Last-Minute Bush Administration Effort to Block Action on
Global Warming (The Sierra Club, Press Release, 2/17/09)
says its car will have 100-mile range ) (From the Associated Press, 2/17/09)