In order to create a clearer picture of the environmental health related programs, tools, and resources available to Region 3 schools to assist them in becoming green and healthy, the EFC is compiling an inventory of existing K-12 green and healthy schools efforts in Region 3 states and the District of Columbia.
The Maryland Energy Administration is excited to announce the Maryland Smart Energy Communities program, a new opportunity for local governments to take control of their energy future.
In October 2011, the Environmental Finance Center (EFC) at the University of Maryland was asked to investigate the feasibility of a beverage container deposit program in the state of Maryland. The objective of the study is to quantify a beverage container deposit program’s contribution to Maryland’s goals to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and stormwater related trash. In addition, the EFC project team was asked to determine what monies might be available to the state as a result of unredeemed beverage container deposits.
Sustainable Maryland Certified (SMC) is an initiative of the Environmental Finance Center at the University of Maryland (EFC) designed to support Maryland's 157 municipalities as they look for cost-effective and strategic ways to protect their natural assets and revitalize their communities.
For additional information on the Sustainable Maryland Certified Program please view the website at www.sustainablemaryland.com.