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April 3rd - 5th  - Smart and Sustainable Campuses, The Inn and Conference Center (LEED Certified), University of Maryland University College, College Park, MD. Colleges and universities are uniquely positioned to serve as living laboratories for sustainability.  The Smart and Sustainable Campuses Conference is a comprehensive symposium that features sessions and workshops on smart growth and sustainable practices that serve the economy, the community, and the environment. This year's theme, Connecting the Classroom to the Campus to the Community, emphasizes the importance of the relationship between the physical space of campus buildings and infrastructure, curriculum, culture, capital, and community.

April 18th - Sustainability: Reducing Our Carbon Paw Print - 3rd Annual Environmental Conference - Towson University in the University Union, 2nd and 3rd Floors - 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM. The annual conference is designed to raise awareness among students, faculty and staff about environmental topics, issues and solutions. Each year members of the campus community gather to hear presentations from faculty, students and environmental leaders in the Baltimore region. The conference addresses the impact of individuals and communities on the environment and actions that individuals and communities can take to positively impact the environment and create a more sustainable world.

Guest column: A success for green activists (By Matthew Popkin, The Diamondback Online, 3/17/11)

Student group asks council to adopt green building standard: Group finds city developers favor resolution (By Lauren Kirkwood, The Diamondback Online, 3/17/11)

State of Maryland News

Electric power: Can't use it if you can't move it: Maintaining, expanding grid is a key part of the electricity puzzle (By Dan Ervin, The Baltimore Sun, 3/14/11)

Unions, enviros unite over wind power (By Jim Strong and Mike Tidwell, The Gazette, 3/18/11)

The bay 'diet' draws fire - Our view: Chesapeake Bay cleanup effort has a rare chance at success - if Congress allows EPA to do its job (The Baltimore Sun - Our View, 3/17/11)

USM Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change Initiative

Week of March 21, 2011

National and International News

Developing Nations Pledge Actions To Curb Climate Change (By Arthur Max, The Huffington Post Blog, 3/21/11)

Fresh Oil Continues to Wash Ashore in the Bayou (By Rocky Kistner, NRDC as reported by The Huffington Post - Green Blog, 3/21/11)

The Devil We Know: What backpedaling on nuclear power would mean for the rest of U.S. energy policy. (By Michael Levi,, 3/21/11)

Japan's 200 mph trains sail through earthquake with flying colors (By Christopher Mims,, 3/18/11)

EPA proposes 'first ever' emissions standards for power plants (By Darryl Fears, The Washington Post, 3/17/11)

On Nuclear Power in a Post-Tsunami World (By Andrew C. Revkin, The New York Times - Dot Earth Blog, 3/17/11)

Google Ventures Leads Financing of Biofuels Start-Up (By Todd Woody,  The New York Times - Dealbook, 3/17/11)

‘Republicans for Environmental Protection' - Endangered Species? (By Andrew C. Revkin, The New York Times - Dot Earth Blog, 3/14/11)

The Stern Interview, Part Three: CBO Analysis Of Climate Threat Is ‘Ludicrous' (Interview by Brad Johnson, Think Progress - Wonk Room Blog, 3/14/11) [Part 3]

Full Steam Ahead: So far, no one in Washington is abandoning support for nuclear power. (By David Weigel,, 3/14/11)



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