Online Office Hours
How the online office hours work:
What's my ecological footprint?
The Office of Sustainability will guide you through how to measure your Ecological Footprint, determine your personal Earth Overshoot Day, and learn about solutions so we can all tread more lightly on the Earth. This webinar will use the web-based Global Footprint Network's Ecological Footprint Calculator.
The Climate Explorer is a web application offering interactive maps and graphs to assist users in making decisions for building resilience to extreme events. Built to support the U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit, the Climate Explorer helps people explore projected climate conditions that may put people, property, and other assets at risk. This webinar will explore the climate projections for Baltimore.
National Stormwater Calculator
EPA’s National Stormwater Calculator (SWC) is a software application that estimates the annual amount of rainwater and frequency of runoff from a specific site. Estimates are based on local soil conditions, land cover, and historic rainfall records. Users supply information about the site’s land cover and then select the low impact development (LID) controls they would like to use. The LID controls include seven green infrastructure practices. The SWC is designed to be used by anyone interested in reducing runoff from a property, including site developers, landscape architects, urban planners, and homeowners. This webinar will use the SWC web application and consider an area located at UMBC.