USM National Green Campus
News Archive

Week of September 3, 2012

News from Across the USM Campuses

Sept. 22nd - The Universities at Shady Grove Community Day - Come Explore our Green Campus! Event is from10 am - 3 pm, rain or shine, and is free and open to the public.

Sept. 22nd - Car-free Day - Metro DC - Join the University of Maryland, College Park for part of a worldwide movement to celebrate sustainable transportation on Car Free Day.

USM Leadership in Reducing State's Carbon Footprint Continues with Installation in Frederick County (University System of Maryland Newsroom, 8/29/12)

Post-Consumer Compost Collection Begins at Maryland's Stamp Student Union (UMD Newsdesk, 8/29/12)

State of Maryland News

Sept. 17th - 19th - Maryland Clean Energy Summit - As discoveries continue to advance, the Maryland Clean Energy Summit 2012 will examine how evolving technology is changing the energy paradigm.

Sept. 29th - 30th - Green Festival at the Washington, DC Convention Center - Green Festival, the nation's premier sustainability event, is proud to return to our nation's capital in 2012. Enjoy more than 125 renowned authors, leaders and educators; hands-on DIY workshops; a Sierra Club environmental green film installation; a green kids' zone; organic beer and wine; delicious vegetarian cuisine and diverse live music. Shop in our unique marketplace of more than 300 eco-friendly businesses and learn how to invest in your community, green your home and avoid products made without consideration of the earth or its people. A wealth of information, education and inspiration awaits you at Washington D.C. Green Festival.

Study finds Conowingo Dam losing ability to prevent bay pollution: Susquehanna River flushed record sediment, phosphorus into Chesapeake last year (By Tim Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun - B'More Green Blog, 8/31/12)

Solar lights up the Mount: 16.1-MW array at Mount St. Mary's is Maryland's largest - for now (By Tim Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun - B'More Green Blog, 8/29/12)

USM Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change Initiative

National and International News

Realistically What Might The Future Climate Look Like? "If we continue forward on our current path, catastrophe is not just a possible outcome, it is the most probable outcome." (By Climate Guest Blogger, - Climate Progress Blog, 9/1/12)

These charts of record temperatures in New York are trying to tell you something (By Philip Bump,, 8/31/12)

American Meteorological Society confirms Climate Change and Man's Role (By Gina-Marie Cheeseman, Environmental News Network, 8/31/12)

State Considering Studying Health Impacts of Fracking (By Mireya Navarro, The New York Times - Green Blog, 8/31/12)

Governor Romney's 2004 climate plan: Solyndra-style investment in renewables: For your weekend reading: Mitt Romney's 2004 "Massachusetts Climate Protection Plan." (By Philip Bump,, 8/31/12)

Romney Mocks Obama's Pledge To Address Global Warming - As GOP Delegates Laugh At The Whole Notion (By Joe Romm, - Climate Progress Blog, 8/30/12)

'Vast reservoir' of methane locked beneath Antarctic ice sheet: Scientists say as much as 4bn tonnes of the potent greenhouse gas could be released into the atmosphere if ice melts (Press Association as reported by The [UK] Guardian, 8/29/12)

As Hurricane Heads For New Orleans, Romney '12 Chair Complains Media ‘Obsessed With Mother Nature' (By Annie Rose Strasser, as reported by, 8/28/12)

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