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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!

cannedfruitwhite-460x286Oct. 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 neat preservation technique.

 

 

Light_savings-460x427Nov. 7: Kill-a-Watt

How can we reduce our energy consumption at work and at home? Baltimore Energy Challenge has a few ideas. Start saving energy and money.

 

 

tap-water-smallFeb. 10: What Can DPW Do For You?

Learn about Baltimore City's recycling program and other initiatives such as trash clean-up and tap water quality from the Department of Public Works. 

 

 

key-leaf-webFeb. 25: Green Your Commute

More than 10,000 faculty, staff, and students park at the University. Most of us drive alone. Luckily, the University has a number of programs that encourage sustainable transportation. Which program suits you? 

 

 

backyard gardner-slideshowMarch 4: The Urban Gardener

Interested in growing your own food, but not sure how to garden in an urban environment? Learn about soil toxicity and alternative techniques such as vertical gardening, salad tables, and window boxes. 

 

 

plate-for-webMarch 31: A Healthy Household: DIY Cleaning Products

More than 1.2 billion pounds of chemicals are used every year in the U.S., and American companies are not required to list the chemicals included in their household products. What's safe? Learn how to make your own household cleaning products.

 

 

EPR_Comm-Retreat-slideshow-CREDITCBFApril 9: Oysters and Ecosystems

Restoring the Chesapeake Bay's native oyster population is critical to  improving the Bay’s water quality and increasing its economic viability. How can you help preserve this ecosystem?

 

 

Milkweed-for-webMay 1: Local Dairy Tasting

Let's eat locally! Sample a variety of local hormone- and antibiotic-free dairy products. Learn about the importance of supporting local farms.