Being a good global citizen means proactively reducing your footprint closer to home. Even bolder: Lead your school, department, company or religious organization in doing so.
It's easy being green.
UB Green is coordinated by
Jeff La Noue
, UB's project and sustainability planner.
Don't hesitate to contact or make an appointment to meet with Jeff.
Where to start? Electricity, packaging and waste, transportation, food and landscaping are significant sources of pollution. Finding ways to reuse, recycle, and reduce by being more efficient in these areas is a start to limiting pollution.
Want to step it up? UBGreen hopes so and can help.
- plant native trees in Baltimore city with Blue Water Baltimore and UB Green while learning about urban stormwater pollution (Our tree-planting expeditions offer the added bonus of allowing you to meet other green-minded students.)
- plant native trees on farms with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation and UB Green while learning about rural water pollution
- write environmental content in the UB Post about campus or community topics
- be an ambassador for environmental causes
- attend lectures, symposia, environmental films and meetings on and off campus
- help local environmental organizations and gain valuable work experience
- get involved in Baltimore's bicycling and alternative transportation communities
- network with environmentally oriented faculty, staff and professionals in the community
- meet other students at UB and at other campuses who are interested in sustainability
- start a club or group oriented around an environmental topic
- build knowledge, contacts, skills. and credentials for your career.
On and off-campus events are promoted on the Daily Digest and on the Sustainable UB Facebook page.