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UMD Takes Second Place in National EPA Annual Campus RainWorks Challenge for Innovative Design of Green Infrastructure on Campus

Campus Rainworks Challenge
UMD students and faculty took second place in the Master Plan Category of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) sixth annual Campus RainWorks Challenge , a national competition that engages college students as the next generation of environmental professionals to design innovative...

(PARK)ing Day Comes to UMD for Third Year

On September 18, UMD’s Student Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architecture (SASLA) hosted its third (PARK)ing Day in front of Cole Field House. However, organizers stepped up their efforts for this year’s presentation. Partnering with Terrapin Beats Society, UMD’s student run music...

PARK(ing) Day: UMD’s Transportation Transformation

From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, September 19th, the six parking spaces in front of Cole Field House underwent a very unique kind of construction. While the rest of Campus Drive was preparing to embrace the Metro’s Purple Line, the field house parking spaces were looking to do just the opposite...

Green Space in the Living Space: Green Dorm Room Project

Friday, September 5, students from all different colleges and residence halls came together to take part in the “Green Dorm Room Project” at Jull Hall. The plan was simple: students were asked to take at least one of the 700 available houseplants and keep that plant in their dorm room, at no charge...

From Greenhouses to Green Offices

What happens when harsh chemicals, pollutants, and toxins penetrate the air in UMD campus offices and workspaces? Sickness spreads. With the help of students from the Institute of Applied Agriculture (IAA) and IAA instructor Ken Ingram, campus is getting healthier one plant at a time. Ingram was...

Putting the Park in Parking

On Friday, a group of students put the “park” in “parking.” In celebration of the international environmental movement “PARK(ing) Day,” this university’s chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects and the UMD Arboretum and Botanical Garden converted two parking spaces in front of Cole...
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