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  • SU Named Among Nation's '50 Most Amazing University Arboretums'
    6/29/2015 12:16:00 PM
    SALISBURY, MD---National guidebooks have long included Salisbury University among the nation’s best values in public colleges. ...more
  • Ward Museum Earns Sustainability Awards
    6/26/2015 9:01:00 AM
    SALISBURY, MD---The Ward Museum, Salisbury University, is proud to announce two green awards that exemplify the Museum’s commitment to sustainability. The Ward Museum has been awarded the Salisbury University’s Green Fund Grant to monitor water quality in Schumaker Pond in conjunction with school students throughout 2015. Additionally, The Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art has been awarded the Maryland Association for Environmental Outdoor Education Green Center Award. ...more
  • SU Earns Green PLANT Award
    4/8/2015 2:48:00 PM
    SALISBURY, MD---The Ward Museum, Salisbury University, is proud to announce two green awards that exemplify the Museum’s commitment to sustainability. The Ward Museum has been awarded the Salisbury University’s Green Fund Grant to monitor water quality in Schumaker Pond in conjunction with school students throughout 2015. Additionally, The Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art has been awarded the Maryland Association for Environmental Outdoor Education Green Center Award. ...more
  • Creating Sustainable Communities Lecture Series Continues March 31, April 6
    3/9/2015 12:30:00 PM
    SALISBURY, MD---The Ward Museum, Salisbury University, is proud to announce two green awards that exemplify the Museum’s commitment to sustainability. The Ward Museum has been awarded the Salisbury University’s Green Fund Grant to monitor water quality in Schumaker Pond in conjunction with school students throughout 2015. Additionally, The Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art has been awarded the Maryland Association for Environmental Outdoor Education Green Center Award. ...more
  • Green Fund Submissions Accepted Through Mar. 15
    2/25/2015 4:02:00 PM
    SALISBURY, MD---The Ward Museum, Salisbury University, is proud to announce two green awards that exemplify the Museum’s commitment to sustainability. The Ward Museum has been awarded the Salisbury University’s Green Fund Grant to monitor water quality in Schumaker Pond in conjunction with school students throughout 2015. Additionally, The Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art has been awarded the Maryland Association for Environmental Outdoor Education Green Center Award. ...more
  • 'Changing Climate, Changing World' Lecture Series Scheduled January 26-May 11
    1/15/2015 2:49:00 PM
    SALISBURY, MD---The Ward Museum, Salisbury University, is proud to announce two green awards that exemplify the Museum’s commitment to sustainability. The Ward Museum has been awarded the Salisbury University’s Green Fund Grant to monitor water quality in Schumaker Pond in conjunction with school students throughout 2015. Additionally, The Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art has been awarded the Maryland Association for Environmental Outdoor Education Green Center Award. ...more
  • Maryland Planning Secretary Richard Hall Speaks at SU Tuesday, November 18
    11/13/2014 10:32:00 AM
    SALISBURY, MD---The Ward Museum, Salisbury University, is proud to announce two green awards that exemplify the Museum’s commitment to sustainability. The Ward Museum has been awarded the Salisbury University’s Green Fund Grant to monitor water quality in Schumaker Pond in conjunction with school students throughout 2015. Additionally, The Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art has been awarded the Maryland Association for Environmental Outdoor Education Green Center Award. ...more
  • Green Fund Submissions Accepted Through November 15
    11/5/2014 1:19:00 PM
    SALISBURY, MD---The Ward Museum, Salisbury University, is proud to announce two green awards that exemplify the Museum’s commitment to sustainability. The Ward Museum has been awarded the Salisbury University’s Green Fund Grant to monitor water quality in Schumaker Pond in conjunction with school students throughout 2015. Additionally, The Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art has been awarded the Maryland Association for Environmental Outdoor Education Green Center Award. ...more
  • SU Celebrates Campus Sustainability Day Wednesday, October 22
    10/21/2014 9:46:00 AM
    SALISBURY, MD---Salisbury University celebrates this year’s Campus Sustainability Day, Wednesday, October 22, with a screening of the documentary Connected: A Film for Change 6 p.m. Wednesday, October 22, in Devilbiss Hall Room 123. ...more
  • SU Named a 'Great Affordable Eco-Friendly College'
    10/15/2014 1:47:00 PM
    SALISBURY, MD---Salisbury University celebrates this year’s Campus Sustainability Day, Wednesday, October 22, with a screening of the documentary Connected: A Film for Change 6 p.m. Wednesday, October 22, in Devilbiss Hall Room 123. ...more
  • 'Stash Your Trash' Make-a-Heron Workshops Set Nov. 8
    9/30/2014 8:56:00 AM
    SALISBURY, MD---Salisbury University celebrates this year’s Campus Sustainability Day, Wednesday, October 22, with a screening of the documentary Connected: A Film for Change 6 p.m. Wednesday, October 22, in Devilbiss Hall Room 123. ...more
  • SU's Chester Hall Earns LEED Certification
    9/8/2014 11:12:00 AM
    SALISBURY, MD---Salisbury University’s list of U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)-approved buildings continues to grow with the recent Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification of Chester Residence Hall. ...more
  • Choptank Hall Earns LEED Certification
    8/25/2014 10:51:00 AM
    SALISBURY, MD---Salisbury University’s Choptank Residence Hall recently became the latest building on campus to earn Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). ...more
  • MPT's 'Electric Road Trip' Features SU Apr. 23
    4/21/2014 1:35:00 PM
    SALISBURY, MD---When Salisbury University became home to the Eastern Shore’s first public electric vehicle charging stations in 2011, University officials saw the distinction as a point of pride. ...more
  • SU Again Named Among Princeton Review's 'Green Colleges'
    4/17/2014 2:44:00 PM
    SALISBURY, MD---For the fifth consecutive year, The Princeton Review, in partnership with the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), has named Salisbury University one of the nation’s most environmentally responsible colleges. ...more
  • SU Student Studies Bicycle Use on Campus
    4/10/2014 2:11:00 PM
    SALISBURY, MD---When it comes to transportation, Salisbury University students aren’t picky about the number of wheels. For short trips, many will travel via bicycle rather than car. ...more
  • SU Celebrates Earth Week April 21-25
    4/10/2014 1:34:00 PM
    SALISBURY, MD---Salisbury University commemorates Earth Week, April 21-25, with a series of special events including a film, expert speaker, recycling competition and festive celebration. ...more
  • 'Dirty Energy Roadshow' Comes to SU Tuesday, April 1
    4/1/2014 10:12:00 AM
    SALISBURY, MD---Environmental speaker Eric Blevins brings the “Dirty Energy Roadshow” to Salisbury University 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 1, in Henson Science Hall Room 103. ...more
  • 'Energy and Sustainability' Series Continues Thursday, April 24
    3/26/2014 1:31:00 PM
    SALISBURY, MD---Salisbury University’s Smart Growth Club and the Wicomico Environmental Trust host the film and lecture series “Energy and Sustainability” in March and April at SU. ...more
  • Caviglia-Harris, Horton Inaugurate Environmental Studies Colloquium Series Wednesday, February 12
    1/31/2014 3:34:00 PM
    SALISBURY, MD---Environmental leaders from the Eastern Shore, Maryland and beyond speak on a variety of topics during Salisbury University’s Environmental Studies Colloquium Series. ...more
  • SU Implements NextBus Shuttle Tracking System
    1/28/2014 4:01:00 PM
    SALISBURY, MD---Need to catch a Salisbury University shuttle? ...more
  • SU Highlights Environmental Initiatives on Campus Sustainability Day
    10/22/2013 4:34:00 PM
    SALISBURY, MD---For the past four years, The Princeton Review has named Salisbury University among the nation’s most environmentally responsible campuses in its annual Guide to Green Colleges, first published in 2010. ...more
  • Writer, Artist, Environmentalist Fang Speaks at SU Wednesday, October 16
    10/11/2013 1:47:00 PM
    SALISBURY, MD---Writer, artist and environmentalist Clara Fang discusses “The Essential Role of the Arts for Sustainability” Wednesday, October 16, at Salisbury University. ...more
  • SU Dining Services Inaugurates Rooftop Herb Garden
    7/22/2013 2:21:00 PM
    SALISBURY, MD---No. More. Plastic. Containers. ...more
  • SU Earns Maryland Green Registry Leadership Award
    6/14/2013 3:14:00 PM
    SALISBURY, MD---Since Salisbury University President Janet Dudley-Eshbach signed the American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment in 2007, the campus has expanded steadily in size and enrollment while keeping its carbon footprint firmly in check. ...more
  • 'Princeton Review' Again Names SU Among Nation's Greenest Colleges
    4/16/2013 12:49:00 PM
    SALISBURY, MD---For the fourth consecutive year, The Princeton Review, in partnership with the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), has named Salisbury University one of the nation’s most environmentally responsible colleges. ...more
  • SU Smart Growth Club Presents 'The Climate Wars' Thursday, April 11
    4/5/2013 12:44:00 PM
    SALISBURY, MD---Global climate change has been an important topic since the 1970s … but researching the phenomenon has not always been easy. ...more
  • SU Hosts Read Green Literature Festival April 4-6
    3/15/2013 8:29:00 AM
    SALISBURY, MD---According to a recent Huffington Post books blog: “We should all just stop reading adult literature and go back to the books that nourished our souls as kids what have grown up books ever taught us anyway? ... Children’s literature is much more inspiring.” ...more
  • Melstrom, Ransom Inaugurate Environmental Studies Faculty Colloquium Wednesday, March 13
    3/12/2013 10:06:00 AM
    SALISBURY, MD---Drs. Max Melstrom and Tami Ransom discuss “Ecological and Economic Implications of Invasive Species: Earthworms!” during Salisbury University’s inaugural Environmental Studies Faculty Colloquium Wednesday, March 13. ...more
  • SU Purchases Renewable Energy Credits as Part of Sustainability Initiative
    3/12/2013 9:58:00 AM
    SALISBURY, MD---Turning trash into electricity is not new. In fact, Ingenco, a renewable energy company operating throughout the mid-Atlantic, has been doing it for more than 20 years. ...more
  • SU Recycling Tops 50 Percent for First Time
    3/7/2013 1:00:00 PM
    SALISBURY, MD---When Salisbury University’s recycling program began in 1990, few could have predicted how much it would grow. ...more
  • Brush is Chesapeake Bay Distinguished Lecturer Wednesday, February 20
    2/19/2013 8:46:00 AM
    SALISBURY, MD---What did the Chesapeake Bay look like over two centuries ago, and why is that important today? ...more
  • SU Environmental Studies Students Discuss Internships Wednesday, February 13
    2/11/2013 9:03:00 AM
    SALISBURY, MD---What is it like working on an organic farm? Establishing old growth forest preserves? Working in a soil test lab? Interning at the Assateague Coastal Trust? ...more
  • Caviglia-Harris Earns Leopold Leadership Fellowship
    2/7/2013 10:36:00 AM
    SALISBURY, MD---From research in the Brazilian Amazon to sustainability efforts on the Delmarva Peninsula, Dr. Jill Caviglia-Harris of Salisbury University’s Economics and Finance and Environmental Studies departments has been an environmental leader for many years. ...more
  • Environmental Studies Hosts Film Series December 11
    12/7/2012 10:52:00 AM
    SALISBURY, MD---Salisbury University’s Environmental Studies Department hosts a series of short environmental films on Tuesday, December 11.  The films will be shown at 7:30 p.m. in Henson Science Hall, Room 103. ...more
  • SU Reflects on Environmental Commitment During National Campus Sustainability Day
    10/22/2012 4:15:00 PM
    SALISBURY, MD---From a new Environmental Studies Department to programs that make it easier for students to leave a smaller carbon footprint, Salisbury University’s sustainable initiatives have grown in the past year. ...more
  • SU Environmental Studies Students Discuss Internships Tuesday, October 2
    10/2/2012 12:02:00 PM
    SALISBURY, MD---What is it like working at the National Aquarium? Leading disadvantaged youth through Yellowstone National Park? Interning with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in the Navajo Nation? Farming in the New Mexico mountains? ...more
  • SU Juniors Earn Prestigious EPA Fellowships
    9/10/2012 4:31:00 PM
    SALISBURY, MD---While Olympic athletes this summer vied for the gold, Salisbury University juniors Keyyana Blount and Amanda Stone have won the “green.”

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  • Wicomico Hall Earns LEED Gold Certification
    8/16/2012 2:22:00 PM
    SALISBURY, MD---Salisbury University’s Wicomico Hall is the latest building on campus to earn Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). ...more
  • SU Faculty Earn $80,000 USM Elkins Award
    7/27/2012 1:16:00 PM
    SALISBURY, MD---From creating an organic farm and field station to integrating research on Amazon deforestation into the classroom, Drs. Michael Lewis and Jill Caviglia-Harris have big plans for Salisbury University’s new Environmental Studies Department. ...more
  • J-1 Scholar Explores India's Sustainable Development
    5/21/2012 2:52:00 PM
    SALISBURY, MD---Is sustainable development possible in India? ...more
  • SU Earth Day Festival Moved Indoors Apr. 26
    4/26/2012 9:23:00 AM
    SALISBURY, MD---Due to inclement weather, the Earth Day festival scheduled 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday, April 26, at Salisbury University, has been moved to the Wicomico Room of the Guerrieri University Center. ...more
  • SU Partnership Turns Food Waste Into Fertilizer
    4/19/2012 2:39:00 PM
    SALISBURY, MD---How much food does it take to equal nine tons? If Salisbury University has its way … about a week’s worth. ...more
  • SU Celebrates Earth Week April 23-26
    4/19/2012 8:24:00 AM
    SALISBURY, MD---From student activities to a public festival, Salisbury University celebrates Earth Week with a series of special events hosted by the Student Government Association Monday-Thursday, April 23-26. ...more
  • SU Again Named Among Nation's Greenest Colleges
    4/18/2012 4:15:00 PM
    SALISBURY, MD---For the third consecutive year, The Princeton Review, in partnership with the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), has named Salisbury University one of the nation’s most environmentally responsible colleges. ...more
  • SU Hosts Read Green Festival and Green Earth Book Awards
    3/30/2012 4:55:00 PM
    SALISBURY, MD---Acclaimed authors and illustrators, including 2012 winners of the national Green Earth Book Award, visit Salisbury University during its annual Read Green Festival April 10-14. ...more
  • Registration Open for SU Summer Camps
    3/29/2012 8:47:00 AM
    SALISBURY, MD---Looking for summer activities for children?  Salisbury University, in partnership with The Freeman Stage at Bayside, offers two summer programs. ...more
  • Sea Gull Square Earns LEED Silver Certification
    11/21/2011 8:27:00 AM
    SALISBURY, MD---Just weeks after a festive ribbon-cutting ceremony that officially opened Salisbury University’s Sea Gull Square, the building has a new milestone to celebrate. ...more
  • Renovated Pocomoke Hall Earns LEED Gold Certification
    7/15/2011 11:00:00 AM
    SALISBURY, MD---Salisbury University’s Pocomoke Hall is the first renovated building on campus to earn Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). ...more
  • Princeton Review Again Names SU a 'Green College'
    4/20/2011 4:55:00 PM
    SALISBURY, MD---For the second consecutive year, The Princeton Review, in partnership with the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), has named Salisbury University one of the nation’s most environmentally responsible colleges. ...more
  • SU Earns WMDT/Mountaire Environmental Star Award
    4/8/2011 5:04:00 PM
    SALISBURY, MD---Salisbury University recently became the first higher education institution to receive the WMDT/Mountaire Environmental Star Award. ...more
  • SGA Hosts Competition in Connection with RecycleMania Mar. 14
    3/11/2011 8:56:00 AM
    SALISBURY, MD---In the past four years, Salisbury University’s resident students have participated in the national RecycleMania program, competing against other colleges and universities nationwide to see which one could recycle the most. ...more
  • 'Oceans of Plastic' Screened at SU
    1/27/2011 10:03:00 AM
    SALISBURY, MD---Exploring how plastic bags endanger wildlife, pollute waterways and fill landfills, the film Oceans of Plastic is screened at Salisbury University 7-9:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 1, in Henson Hall Room 103. ...more
  • SU Commencement to Feature Sustainable Caps and Gowns
    12/13/2010 8:26:00 AM
    SALISBURY, MD---Pepsi, Coke or 7Up—what will your grad be wearing? ...more
  • Green Floor Students 'Live and Learn' in Geothermal Building
    11/1/2010 2:43:00 PM
    SALISBURY, MD---Salisbury University is using the Earth’s natural thermal energy to heat and cool its residence halls.  In the process, students are engaged in a true “living learning” experience—and the campus is saving money. ...more
  • SU Celebrates Green Week April 18-24
    4/9/2010 4:42:00 PM
    SALISBURY, MD---Salisbury University celebrates Green Week from April 18-24 with a variety of events on campus. Highlights include: ...more
  • SU Highlights Efforts During Campus Sustainability Day
    10/21/2009 8:11:00 AM
    SALISBURY, MD---As colleges and universities throughout the nation celebrate Campus Sustainability Day today, Salisbury University continues its “green” initiatives that have impacted everything from classroom instruction to classroom construction. ...more
  • TETC Earns USGBC LEED Silver Certification
    10/2/2009 2:54:00 PM
    SALISBURY, MD---Salisbury University has earned its first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) for its Teacher Education and Technology Center (TETC), opened in 2008. The center is the first LEED certified building on the Eastern Shore. ...more
  • Two SU Faculty Earn $80K USM Elkins Professorships
    8/17/2009 3:46:00 PM
    SALISBURY, MD---Although Drs. Michael Scott and Danny Ervin of Salisbury University teach in different schools, they share a passion for sustainability. ...more
  • SU Earns Maryland DNR PLANT Green Award
    4/23/2009 3:16:00 PM
    SALISBURY, MD---Salisbury University has received the highest sustainability award given by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources Forest Service and Forestry Council: The PLANT Green Award. ...more
  • 'Washington Post' Captures SU Students at National Earth Day Celebration
    4/23/2009 3:00:00 PM
    SALISBURY, MD---Environmentally conscientious Salisbury University students recently attended national Earth Day festivities on the Mall in Washington, D.C., where they listened to live concerts by Los Lobos, moe. and the Flaming Lips. ...more
  • Talking 'Trash' at SU
    4/23/2009 10:24:00 AM
    SALISBURY, MD---Salisbury University Physical Plant Director Kevin Mann loves talking trash.

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  • SU Celebrates Earth Day April 22
    4/20/2009 9:32:00 AM
    SALISBURY, MD---Salisbury University celebrates Earth Day with entertainment and activities from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday, April 22, in the Wicomico Room of the Guerrieri University Center. ...more
  • SU President Lauded for Environmental Stewardship
    4/15/2009 5:04:00 PM
    SALISBURY, MD---The Newton Marasco Foundation, a Virginia-based non-profit environmental organization, has honored Salisbury University President Janet Dudley-Eshbach with its first annual award for Leading Environmental Stewardship (LES). ...more
  • SU Students Volunteer For the Holidays
    11/25/2008 2:46:00 PM
    SALISBURY, MD---Salisbury University students are preparing for the holidays with projects that benefit the whole community. ...more
  • New SU Student Service: 'You've Got Laundry'
    10/24/2008 9:44:00 AM
    SALISBURY, MD---When it comes to laundry, Salisbury University can claim to be more advanced than any other college or university in the United States, at least that’s what Stewart MacDonald Jr., chairman and CEO of Mac-Gray, the nation’s largest provider of academic laundry facilities, says.

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  • Events Mark Campus Sustainability Day at SU
    10/21/2008 10:14:00 AM
    SALISBURY, MD---Salisbury University celebrates Campus Sustainability Day on Wednesday, October 22, with events for SU students, faculty and staff. ...more
  • SU Partners With Tandus for Carpet Recycling
    9/30/2008 3:35:00 PM
    SALISBURY, MD---To most people, recycling means aluminum cans and glass bottles. At Salisbury University, the term now also refers to carpet. ...more
  • New Ward Museum Effort Conserves Energy
    7/31/2008 2:07:00 PM
    SALISBURY, MD---Famed Eastern Shore decoy carvers Lem and Steve Ward made their living from the environment, turning trees into works of art resembling ducks, geese and other waterfowl found in nature. ...more
  • Green Earth Book Awards Benefit International Environmental Groups
    3/17/2008 4:18:00 PM
    SALISBURY, MD---The first prize for environmental stewardship in children’s literature in the United States, the 2008 Green Earth Book Awards at Salisbury University recognize works that inspire young readers to appreciate and care for the environment. They are also supporting prominent international environmental groups. ...more
  • SU Hosts National Green Earth Book Awards April 2
    3/17/2008 4:14:00 PM
    SALISBURY, MD---A fearless polar bear unites other bears to save their melting Arctic habitat. A young girl embarks on a mystical mission in the name of environmental protection and world peace. An Academy Award-winning producer provides tips to combat global warming. ...more
  • SU Participates in National RecycleMania Program
    2/8/2008 1:17:00 PM
    SALISBURY, MD---When it comes to preserving the environment, Salisbury University students are getting serious about a project with a silly name: RecycleMania. ...more
  • SU Carbon Survey Combines Education, Environment
    12/7/2007 4:08:00 PM
    SALISBURY, MD---We’ve all heard of the three R’s—readin’, writin’ and ‘rithmatic—but what about the two E’s: education and environmental responsibility? ...more
  • SU Commits to 'Climate Neutral' Campus
    11/19/2007 11:48:00 AM
    SALISBURY, MD---Salisbury University President Janet Dudley-Eshbach recently joined leaders from more than 400 colleges and universities across the nation in the fight against global warming. ...more
  • SU Hosts Renewable Energy Conference November 29
    11/15/2007 2:26:00 PM
    SALISBURY, MD---Oil may someday become as extinct as the dinosaurs that comprise it, environmental experts have predicted. When that happens, many societies are expected to turn to alternative energy sources—most of which will be renewable. ...more
  • State Hires SU Researchers For Environmental Project
    5/9/2007 4:21:00 PM
    SALISBURY, MD---When your toilet flushes, do you know where the water goes?  Dr. Michael Scott of Salisbury University’s Department of Geography and Geosciences does. ...more
  • Environmental Friendliness Part of Overall SU Plan
    4/12/2007 9:44:00 AM
    SALISBURY, MD---From bamboo to bike racks, Salisbury University’s Teacher Education and Technology Center, currently under construction, proves careful planning is the key to environmental friendliness. ...more
  • From Cans to Carpet: SU Recycling Program is Far Reaching
    4/12/2007 9:31:00 AM
    SALISBURY, MD---Approximately one-third of American homes recycle paper, glass and aluminum. But how many recycle carpet? ...more
  • Perdue School Students Study Alternative Energy Sources
    3/23/2007 10:55:00 AM
    SALISBURY, MD---With fuel costs constantly rising, Drs. Danny Ervin and Tylor Claggett, professors of economics and finance in Salisbury University’s Franklin P. Perdue School of Business, continue to study alternative energy sources. ...more
  • Maryland Board of Public Works Lauds SU Energy Plan
    11/16/2006 4:18:00 PM
    SALISBURY, MD---Through a partnership with Pepco Energy Services (PES), Inc. and the Maryland Department of General Services, Salisbury University plans to implement several campus-wide environmental friendly measures aimed at energy conservation. The initiative is guaranteed by PES to save at least $5.3 million in energy costs over the next 15 years, an amount sufficient to pay for the project. ...more