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Frederick pursuing sustainability re-certification from state

November 25, 2015

Click here to read an article by The Frederick News-Post highlighting Frederick's Sustainable Maryland efforts.

UMD’s Environmental Finance Center Recognizes 12 Municipalities as Sustainable Maryland Certified

October 30, 2015

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.

EFC presents findings on St. Michaels' stormwater and flooding issues, suggests next steps

October 25, 2015

Click here to view an article in the Star Democrat newspaper highlighting the nearly yearlong effort of collecting information on St. Michaels’ stormwater and flooding issues. The findings were presented to the St. Michaels commissioners on Oct. 14, 2015.

Environmental Finance Center at the University of Maryland Announces Dan Nees as New Director

October 16, 2015

The Environmental Finance Center (EFC) at the University of Maryland announced today the appointment of Dan Nees, former EFC Senior Research Associate, as its new center director. In this position, Nees will lead the efforts of the EFC to provide technical assistance directly to communities on financing issues related to environmental protection activities.

EPA awards University of Maryland six-year grant to expand the work of its EFC

September 14, 2015

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has selected the University of Maryland as the recipient of a six-year award to expand the work of the university’s Environmental Finance Center (EFC). The grant, one of only nine awarded nation-wide, will allow the center to develop new financing initiatives that span a wide environmental spectrum, from sustainability and green infrastructure to climate and energy issues.