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Climate Change: What's Happening?

What’s global climate change? Most climate change is attributed to very small variations in Earth’s orbit, which affect the amount of solar energy we receive. But the current warming trend is increasing at a rate unseen within the past 1,300 years (NASA). Did you know? Sea levels rose 17 centimeters in...
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Energy-Saving Tips

Want to save money this winter on your energy bill? UM Go Green asked the Baltimore Neighborhood Energy Challenge for their top 10 energy- and money-saving tips. Which work best for you?  Switch to Compact Fluorescent Lights (CFLs)*: CFLs use so much less electricity than incandescent bulbs, they pay for themselves...
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February Green Tip

Plant a fruit tree!  Did you know?  One in five people in Baltimore live in a food desert, which is an impoverished area more than one-fourth of a mile from a supermarket. Improve access to healthy food. Plant a fruit tree. 
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Food Maps

Although there's no definitive definition of a food desert, the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future (CLF) offers the following: “An area where the distance to a supermarket is more than one quarter of a mile; the median household income is at or below 185 percent of the Federal Poverty Level; over...
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From the Suggestion Box

Are you full of great ideas for greening the University of Maryland? Have you encountered a sustainability issue on campus that should be addressed? Do you have a question for UM Go Green? Drop us a line in the Suggestion Box. Answers will be posted to this page. Check back...
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Recipes From the Farmers Market

Trying to cut back on meat? Not sure what to do with your local Farmers Market produce? UM Go Green has compiled a list of popular vegetarian recipes for you. Check it out! Tortilla Soup  Ingredients 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 onion 2 bell peppers (any color) 1 – 2...
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Make sure you have a desk-side paper recycling bin


The University of Maryland's (UM) recycling program is the most well-supported sustainability initiative on campus with a total of 48.1 percent of our waste recycled in 2010. UM's goal is to recycle 50 percent of our waste by 2016.  UM employs a dual-stream recycling program with receptacles in offices, departments,...
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Grassy Keyboard

Resource Guide

We've gathered information from across the web to help you go green!
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There are 8,041 faculty and staff members and 2,781 students at the University of Maryland (UM) who park on campus. That's 10,822 people driving to downtown Baltimore to work and study from as far away as Delaware and Pennsylvania and as close by as Charles Village and Federal Hill. Some...
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Pumpkin Soup

Winter Recipes

Trying to cut back on meat? Not sure what to do without your local Farmers Market produce? UM Go Green has compiled a list of winter vegetarian recipes for you. Check it out! Cauliflower and Chickpea Stew with Couscous Ingredients 2 tablespoons of olive oil 1 onion, chopped 1 ½ teaspoon...
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