USM National Green Campus
Week of March 2, 2009
News From Across the USM Campuses
Campus Sustainability: Moving Up to a National
Tuesday, March 3, 12:30-1:45pm in Plant Science
489F on the University of Maryland, College Park campus. The Department of
Plant Science and Landscape Architecture presents the "Green Roofs and Urban
Related Sustainability Topics Speaker Series" throughout the Spring
semester. For more info on this series, visit
Josh Tetrick from "Generation We." Tuesday, March
3, 7:00pm in Van Munching Hall 1206, on the University of Maryland, College
Park campus. Josh Tetrick is an Associate in the Climate Change Group of an
international law firm. For more information check our website www.terpsgb.com, search 'SGB' on facebook, or send us an email
at firstname.lastname@example.org! Food will be provided, open to all majors and
Green House Gas (GHG) Inventory Conference -
March 4, 2009 at Towson University. Event will be held in the Towson
University, University Union, Chesapeake III Room (there will be signs inside
the Union as well as at the information desk). Please note that
registration is between 9:00 and 9:30, and the conference will begin promptly at 9:30. For more information,
contact Dr. Brian Fath, Associate Professor of Biology at email@example.com, or at 410-704-2535.
Directions to the Towson University campus can be found here: http://www.towson.edu/main/abouttu/visitor/dircampus.asp
"Transportation Planning in an
Era of Expensive Mobility." Wednesday, March 4, 2:00pm-3:30pm in 1179 Martin
Hall, on the University of Maryland, College Park campus. Marlon Boarnet is
Professor of Planning, Policy, and Design and Economics at UC Irvine, and from
2003 through 2006 he chaired UC Irvine's Department of Planning, Policy, and
Design. Sponsored by the Center for Integrated Transportation Systems
Management and The National Center for Smart Growth.
USM Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change Initiative
March 6, 2009?- Dr.
Peter J. Marcotullio, Hunter College, "The Environmental Impacts of Meat
Consumption in New York City." Sponsored by The Center for Urban Environmental
Research and Education. Seminars are
held on Fridays at 2 PM in the Technology Research Center, Room 206, on the
University of Maryland, Baltimore County, 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.
is now open for the 4th Smart & Sustainable Campuses Conference (April 5-7,
2009). University of
Maryland's Office of Sustainability, in partnership with AASHE, NACUBO, APPA
and several other higher education associations, announce open registration for
the 4th Smart & Sustainable Campuses Conference to be held at the
University of Maryland University College, Inn and Conference Center, adjacent
to the campus of the University of Maryland, College Park on April 5-7, 2009.
For more info, click here.
School wide competition for Energy-saving
ideas for architecture building.
Sponsored by the School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation; University
of Maryland, College Park. Submission
deadline is April 1, 2009.
National Commission on Energy Policy (NCEP)
Vito Stagliano Scholars
Program, Washington, DC. Each selected student will receive a $5,000
stipend for the 10 week summer internship at NCEP. All applications
should be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org and must be received no later
than March 23, 2009. Applicants chosen for the program will be notified by
April 6, 2009.
Students for Environmental Awareness, University of Maryland, Baltimore
County - Announcements and Spring 2009 Calendar.
Testimonial - "Why I Take Public
Transit," by Beth Wells, Assistant Vice Provost for Academic
Affairs, University of
Maryland, Baltimore County. From "Sustainability Matters." (February 2009)
State of Maryland News
disobedience to combat climate change (By Dan Rodricks,
The Baltimore Sun - Op/Ed, 3/1/09)
Maryland Department of the Environment - Upcoming Meetings, Hearings and Events
gases bill gains in Senate (By Laura
Smitherman, The Baltimore Sun, 2/27/09)
National and International News
oil, but at what cost? Canada's sands bounty holds promise for U.S., but
the environmental toll could be extreme (By Howard Witt, from the Chicago
Tribune as reported in The Baltimore Sun, 3/2/09)
struggle to clean up own power plant highlights tough road ahead on energy,
climate (By DINA CAPPIELLO, for The Associated Press as
reported in The Baltimore Sun, 3/1/09)
to offset future carbon taxes credited in luring 2 billion-dollar solar plants
to Tennessee (By Erik Schelzig, for The Associated Press as
reported in The Baltimore Sun, 3/1/09)
Power Shift 2009 - "Repowering, Reclaiming Our Future"
- February 27 to March 2, 10,000+ youth leaders
from around the world will kick-off a historic year by traveling to Washington,
D.C. to demand that the President and Congress rebuild our economy and reclaim
our future by passing bold, just climate and energy policy that prioritizes
renewable energy and green jobs.
Obama's Backing Raises Hopes
for Climate Pact (By Elisabeth Rosenthal, The New York Times, 2/28/09)
$25 Billion to Promote Electric
Cars Is Untouched (Leslie
Wayne, The New York Times, 2/26/09)
Antarctic glaciers slipping swiftly seaward (By Eliane
Engeler, The Associated Press as reported by Google News, 2/25/09)
Expert: Carbon dioxide
emissions could last millennia
(By Renee Schoof, McClatchy Newspapers, 2/24/09)
Works to Get the Green Cash Flowing (By Chris Good, The
NASA [Climate] Satellite Fails
to Reach Orbit (By Kenneth Chang, The New York Times, 2/24/08)
Advance on Emissions (By Cornelia Dean, The New York Times, 2/23/09)