Students March to Protest Inaction on Global Climate Crisis

By James Cirrone The Global Climate Strike kicked off on Friday, and University of Maryland students made their presence known. The UMD Sustainability Cooperative organized the event and did massive outreach to get as many students to strike as possible. Starting at McKeldin Mall, over 100 student strikers gathered to get ready to march on Capitol Hill, intending to send a strong message to elected … Continue reading Students March to Protest Inaction on Global Climate Crisis

Fifth Annual Symposium on Environmental Justice explores role of pollution in inequality

By Vanessa Reis The university’s school of public health held its fifth annual Symposium on Environmental Justice and Health Disparities at Stamp Student Union Saturday. A number of panels discussed the usage of litigation as a tool for environmental and social change. One panel in particular discussed the impacts of President Donald Trump’s environmental policies and how to combat these policies through litigation. “What we’re … Continue reading Fifth Annual Symposium on Environmental Justice explores role of pollution in inequality

“Paris to Pittsburgh” screening inspires students to local action

By David DeWeaver President Trump was elected, he said, “to represent the citizens of Pittsburgh, not Paris.” It was a line he used to justify pulling America out of the Paris Climate Agreement, a non-binding, overwhelmingly popular global accord which asked signatory nations to curb their greenhouse gas emissions as soon as possible. But Pittsburgh, along with many cities and municipalities across the country, was … Continue reading “Paris to Pittsburgh” screening inspires students to local action

UMD alum announces presidential candidacy

By Rachel Clair University of Maryland alumnus Eric Swalwell officially announced his 2020 presidential run on Monday, April 8. During his appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Swalwell, a father of two, stated that he intends to focus on gun control if elected. Swalwell is currently serving his third congressional term in California’s  fifteenth district, including the San Francisco area. In his official … Continue reading UMD alum announces presidential candidacy

Earth Week celebrations kick off with Earth Day Fest at UMD

By Greta Easthom The campus community joined 30 organizations at Stamp’s Grand Ballroom April 16 to celebrate Earth Day to learn about sustainable practices and environmental legislation. Live music floated about from the Radiographers and smoothies served as participants milled about the various stands. The Student Sustainability Committee (SSC) and University of Maryland’s Student Government Association sponsored the festival. “This year, our festival theme was … Continue reading Earth Week celebrations kick off with Earth Day Fest at UMD

PBS documentary talks climate change from perspective of Alaskan Natives

By Greta Easthom Embedded beneath the Alaskan arctic soil is the story of climate change that Dr. David Weindorf set out to tell in his PBS documentary, “Between Earth and Sky,” which screened at Hoff Theater in Stamp on Feb. 23 at 5 p.m. Weindorf  is the documentary’s executive producer and the associate dean for research in the College of Agriculture Sciences and Natural Resources … Continue reading PBS documentary talks climate change from perspective of Alaskan Natives

Green Week Fights Through Fire and Rain to Educate Students

By Cody Branchaw The University of Maryland’s Resident Hall Association Sustainability Committee celebrated Mother Earth with its annual Green Week this past week. The week of events hoped to raise awareness and provide fun, interactive activities for students around campus. RHA Sustainability Committee President Celeste Corona, a freshman government and politics and environmental science and policy double major, loved how the events unfolded, setting the stage … Continue reading Green Week Fights Through Fire and Rain to Educate Students

Gallery: March for Science

On Saturday, April 22, 40,000 people congregated on Constitution Ave. in Washington. The March for Science had brought them together on a rainy day with the common goal of advocating for the adoption of scientific policies and an increase in research and design funding from the federal government. Despite the weather, participants were energized, brought many creative signs and wore intricate costumes to the display.   Continue reading Gallery: March for Science

Renowned scientist John Holdren visits School of Public Policy

by Cody Branchaw John Holdren, the former assistant to President Barack Obama for science and technology, visited the University of Maryland’s School of Public Policy Monday. He spoke to students about the history of science and technology within the government and what the future holds for researchers and scientists over the next few years. Holdren is renowned as one of the most respected scientists in the … Continue reading Renowned scientist John Holdren visits School of Public Policy