Held every October, Campus Sustainability Month is an international celebration of sustainability in higher education. Throughout the month, colleges and universities organize events on campus and elsewhere to engage and inspire incoming students and other campus stakeholders to become sustainability change agents. These events include teach-ins, sustainability pledge drives, zero-energy concerts, waste audits, green sporting events, letter-writing campaigns, service projects and much more!
The goal of CSM is to raise the visibility of campus sustainability and provide campus sustainability advocates with a platform through which to deepen campus engagement around sustainability. It provides an excellent opportunity to recruit new leaders and set goals for the rest of the year. It serves as a complement to Earth Day, which is held each year in April, and is often a time for celebration and recognition of the good work that took place over the course of the academic year.
UMBC's Office of Sustainability has several events planned for the last week of October including a Fall Sustainability Fair on October 24th from 11:30-1:30 on Commons Main Street which will include activities planned by our Eco-Ambassadors, student orgs, and relevant departments and a Fall Career Panel (virtual) on October 26th at noon. Stay tuned for details on both of these events!