Sustainability on Maryland Day
Terps Leave Small Footprints
The University of Maryland is leading the way by ensuring that Maryland Day is an environmentally sustainable event. We are always looking for ways to reduce our waste, save energy and minimize our impact on the environment. This year, the Maryland Day Steering Committee has committed to an even greener event:
- Less paper. The printed program is printed on 100% post-consumer fiber using vegetable-based inks.
- Blue single-stream recycling bins. There is no need to sort because all recyclables - from paper, to plastic, to cans - go in the same bin.
- Green compost bins. Look for compost stations near food service areas. All food waste including paper napkins can be composted.
- Bottle filling stations. Bring your own reusable water bottle and stay hydrated at our bottle filling stations located in food service areas. In addition, the Stamp Student Union and most campus buildings provide water fountains.
Everyone is a Terp on Maryland Day
Join your fellow Terps and help reduce the environmental impact of Maryland Day.
- Bring a reusable water bottle. Help us reduce waste on campus. Bring a reusable water bottle and visit our water filling stations for free refills.
- Consider your transportation to campus. Consider carpooling and help us lighten the vehicle load on our campus. We are Metro accessible with free shuttles between College Park Metro and campus. Bring your bike and try our bike valet - they will move your bike for you!
- Use our recycling and compost bins. Deposit all recyclables in our blue bins. Food waste and napkins can be placed in our green bins. Let's keep University of Maryland green by always placing your items in the correct bin.
- Get caught "green handed." Be on the lookout for our campus green team who will be recognizing visitors who are committing acts of sustainability.
- Remember that the true value of Maryland Day is the experiences rather than the physical things you may take home.