News & Events
Click here to read an article by The Frederick News-Post highlighting Thurmont's Sustainable Maryland efforts.
Click here to read an article by The Frederick News-Post highlighting Frederick's Sustainable Maryland efforts.
The University of Maryland’s Sustainable Maryland program certified 12 state municipalities this fall for their efforts promoting sustainability. Out of the 157 municipalities in Maryland, 58 are registered and are already certified or in the process of being certified. Read the Diamond Back article here.
Twelve municipalities achieved Sustainable Maryland Certified (SMC) status for 2015, including four that were re-certified for the first time in program history. The certifications were bestowed at the Sustainable Maryland Awards during the annual Maryland Municipal League Conference on October 27 in Cambridge, Maryland.
On October 27 and 28, 2015, the Environmental Finance Center at the University of Maryland and the Syracuse Environmental Finance Center hosted a first-of-its-kind Green Infrastructure Learning Lab in College Park, MD. This event was designed to build on the Green Infrastructure Summits offered over the past two years which promoted peer-to-peer exchange among communities of all sizes as they grapple with local stormwater management requirements and goals across the country. The Green Infrastructure Learning Lab continued this type of exchange, but then connected communities with the tools, resources, and experiences of the Green Infrastructure Collaborative, a number of nonprofit organizations and associations working on these issues. This event would not have been possible without the generous support of the US EPA and sponsors like the American Society of Landscape Architects, Amigos de los Rios, and the Low Impact Development Center.
Presentations now posted here.