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Apples, Peaches, and Plums: The Baltimore Orchard Project

Feb. 21 Want to make fresh fruit available throughout Baltimore City? Join us for Apples, Peaches, and Plums: the Baltimore Orchard Project! Noon to 1 p.m., SMC Campus Center Green Room. To register, visit 
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Brown Bag Lunch and Learn

Tools for Connecting Low-income Patients With Affordable Healthy Foods July 23, noon, Weinberg Learning Center, rooms 6 and 7 This session will highlight resources that could benefit your patients/clients by making fresh, healthy, locally grown foods affordable. Join the University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) to learn about tools and...
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Canning and Preserving 101

Tips and tricks from the experts.
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Combating the Urban Food Desert

Feb. 7 How can you improve access to healthy food in Baltimore? Learn about food security with the Center for a Livable Future. Noon to 1 p.m., SMC Campus Center Green Room. 
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Earth Day 2012

Celebrate Earth Day with the University of Maryland on Friday, April 20! Visit the School of Nursing lawn, and other locations across campus, from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. to participate in green projects and to learn about how to live and work more sustainably. Recharge the Planet. Recycle! Drop off...
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Earth Week 2013

We celebrated Earth Week at the University of Maryland, Baltimore by volunteering our time for sustainability! Here's a recap: April 22 Documentary Screening, Home Students, faculty, and staff attended the film screening of Yann Arthus-Bertrand’s 2009 award-winning documentary, Home, on Earth Day, April 22. The film shows a visually stunning perspective of...
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Garbology 101

Jan. 29 What should you trash and what can you recycle?  After all, UM recycles more than just paper. Join us for Garbology 101, and find out what you can drop in those blue bins! Noon to 1 p.m., SMC Campus Center Green Room.
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Home Film Screening

Join us for a film screening of Yann Arthus-Bertrand's 2009 documentary, Home, which takes us to more than 50 different countries to show us a visually stunning perspective of the world we live in and what is at stake if we continue consuming as we do. A sustainably sourced dinner will be...
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Kill a Watt: An Energy Assessment How-To

Nov. 26 Want to save energy and money at work and home? Susan Carroll, of the Baltimore Energy Challenge and the Baltimore Office of Sustainability, has a few ideas. Join us for Kill a Watt: An Energy Assessment How-To and start saving! Monday, Nov. 26, noon to 1 p.m., SMC...
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How can we reduce our energy consumption at work and at home? Baltimore Energy Challenge has a few ideas. Start saving energy and money. Nov. 7, noon, SMC Campus Center Green Room. Register today!
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Let's Cook Locally

April 16 Are you interested in learning how to cook with local foods? Join Chef Jerry Pellegrino from Waterfront Kitchen for a workshop on cooking with local foods. Noon to 1 p.m., SMC Campus Center, Room 351. To register, visit
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Plant a Tree-Rescheduled

Missed our Earth Week activities but still interested in volunteering your time for sustainability? Help us plant fruit trees at Southwest Baltimore Charter School (1300 Herkimer St.). Thursday, May 2. 1 p.m. Sign up 
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Pollinators 101

April 4 Did you know that one-third of the food you eat grows from pollination? Hear the buzz about pollinators at this workshop with Cylburn Arboretum. Noon to 1 p.m., SMC Campus Center, Room 351. To register, visit
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Rain Barrels 101: Saving for a Sunny Day

Oct. 11 Interested in installing rain barrels at your home or just want to learn how to conserve water? Come to this workshop by Blue Water Baltimore to learn how easy it is to set up your own rain barrels! Noon to 1 p.m., SMC Campus Center Green Room. 
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Real Food Farm Workday

Volunteer your time at an urban farm! Activities include planting, weeding, invasive species removal, hoophouse construction, compost spreading, bed preparation, fruit tree planting, and lots more. Bring a water bottle, close-toed shoes, and work clothes. 9 a.m. to noon, Real Food Farm, 2701 St. Lo Drive, Baltimore, MD 21213.  For more Earth...
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Storm Drain Stencils

Storm drain stenciling with Blue Water Baltimore. Volunteer to help paint storm drains around the SMC Campus Center to keep trash out of the Bay! April 25, 10 a.m., SMC Campus Center.  For more Earth Week events, click here. 
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Sustainability Workshops

UM Go Green is partnering with the Wellness Hub this academic year to bring a series of sustainability workshops to campus. Register today! Oct. 25: Canning and Preserving 101 Want to preserve fruits and vegetables for the winter? Not sure what to do? Start canning! See a presentation of this...
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Take the Bike Lane

March 26 Bike lanes are popping up all over Baltimore City. How can you use them safely? Justin Taylor, vice president of the University Student Government Association, will talk about urban biking and share tips on bike repair.   Noon to 1 p.m., SMC Campus Center Green Room.  To register, visit
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The Backyard Gardener

March 11 Get ready to start your own garden with help from the University of Maryland Extension. Noon to 1 p.m., SMC Campus Center Green Room.   To register, visit 
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The Hoop House: Urban Farming in Baltimore

April 10 What is sustainable agriculture? How can you farm in the city? Civic Works' Real Food Farm is doing it all and delivering fresh produce all over Baltimore City. Noon to 1 p.m., Southern Management Corporation (SMC) Campus Center. To register, visit
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The Sustainable Event

Sept. 27 Are you planning an event on campus? Want to make it environmentally friendly? Nancy Gordon, senior director of University Events, has the lowdown! Noon to 1 p.m., SMC Campus Center Green Room. Learn more helpful tips with the University's Green Guide.  
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Treasure the Chesapeake: How Can We Save Our Bay?

Nov. 5 Whether you are a scientist, waterman, or swimmer, everyone loves the Chesapeake Bay.  Join UM Go Green and the Wellness Hub on Monday, Nov. 5, as we welcome Heather Hooper, of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, to UMB to talk about bay pollution and restoration. Noon to 1 p.m., SMC Campus...
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UM shuttle Focus Groups

We want to hear from you! The UM shuttle has served more than 50,000 students, faculty, and staff since its inaugural run in August 2012. Are you a rider? What do you think about UM shuttle routes, accessibility, and safety? Contribute your ideas in a UM shuttle focus group. April 23, 11 a.m. to 2:20 p.m., SMC...
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University Farmers Market

Looking for fresh, local produce? Want to reduce your carbon footprint? Check out the University Farmers Market every Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in University Plaza Park. SNAP/EBT and WIC benefits accepted!
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Want to be a Green Leader?

Are you a University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) student, faculty or staff member? Do you need volunteer hours, a work/study position, or do you want to volunteer for University sustainability efforts? If you are interested in:  facilitating sustainability programming such as TerraCycle and the Baltimore Energy Challenge at local schools...
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Where Do We Go From Here?: "Food, Inc." Screening and Discussion

Nov. 8 Want to learn more about the American food industry? Come out for a screening of "Food, Inc.", a documentary that "reveals surprising — and often shocking truths" about where our food comes from and how it's produced. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Room 351, SMC Campus Center.  Abby Cocke...
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Where Do We Go From Here?: "Gasland" Screening and Discussion

Oct. 17 The boom in natural gas drilling, a process called "fracking," raises concerns about health and environmental risks. Learn more at this screening of the documentary "Gasland." Join us for the documentary, discussion, and a low-carbon, locally sourced dinner! 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., SMC Campus Center, Room 351. 
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