Top 13 ways UMBC Saved Earth in 2013 (with Photo Collage)
We are kicking off 2014 by reflecting on the past year
UMBC, together, we've made some amazing stuff happen here in the past year!
This is just a glimpse at some of the exciting green initiatives here at UMBC:
Green roofs growing strong at Patapsco, the community center, and soon the administration building- and our new green LEED buildings
Launching Baltimore's first bike share at the RAC, and Friday fun rides with the cycling club led by Patrick Hixenbaugh
Kicking off composting in the Commons with a new standard for bins and labels with Angie Hammerbacher and Sandy Mowbry (Campus Card), Donna Anderson (Facilities), Christian Alexander (the Commons), David Glenn (Chartwells), Keith(Waste Neutral), Laura Schraven(Commonvision) and so many amazing student advocates from SEA, SGA, and beyond!
More faculty collaborating and educating with the first workshop to incorporate sustainability in courses across disciplines with Dr Rita Turner and Steven McAlpine (INDS)
More student leaders than ever before, flourishing and collaborating with the first sustainability planning summit with interns Jack Neumeier, David Wecht, and Virginia Bryne (Leadership Coordinator, Student Life)
Piloting the first green office program, developing the tools and training for staff to come together in greening offices (Admin & Finance, INDS, Visual Arts, Commons, Media & Communications Studies, Campus Card, and Student Life)
Celebrating campus sustainability and real food with the first harvest festival in October
Students founding the environmental task force to forge partnerships and service projects with communities in need
The exciting Fall 2013 new student book experience and author lecture, focused on taking action on climate change
Commuters and others partnering up with the new carpooling program and events with Jessica Sadler, Karly Trinite (Off Campus Student Services)
New BreakingGround sponsored courses connecting sustainability to the community: Saving Trees with Mary Rivkin and Donna Anderson, Environmental Politics with Roy Meyers, and Environmental Justice with Dawn Biehler
Let's make even bigger waves next year! ... what are your favorite things from 2013?
Can't wait to get started learning, sharing, and catalyzing positive change with you this year!
UMBC Environmental Sustainability Coordinator
Room 930, Administration Building, 1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore, MD 21250