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Gasland Part II and Discussion at ACM April 21 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Gil Hazelwood, ACM PR Office   
Tuesday, 15 April 2014 20:08

CUMBERLAND, Md. – Hydraulic fracturing, the controversial method of extracting natural gas from shale rock, will be examined Monday, April 21, when the documentary “Gasland Part II” is shown and discussed at Allegany College of Maryland.


ACM’s Peace Studies Club is presenting the film screening and panel discussion that follows in partnership with the Western Maryland Group of the Sierra Club, Chesapeake Climate Action Network (CCAN) and Citizen Shale.


Eric Robison, co-founder and president of Citizen Shale, a Maryland group concerned about the impact of proposed shale gas extraction in the western counties, will be among a panel that will discuss the issue.


The state’s Marcellus Shale Safe Drilling Initiative, administered jointly ...

Call for Presentations and Workshops on Sustainability PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Kara RogersThomas   
Thursday, 27 February 2014 09:36

Call for Presentations

Deadline: March 15, 2014 



Wednesday, April 23, 2014

10:00am – 5:00pm

Location: Lane University Center

Sponsored and Organized by FSU’s Learning Green, Living Green Sustainability Initiative.




Become a PRESENTER at Focus Frostburg 2014!

FOCUS FROSTBURG is FSU’s annual Day of Learning on sustainability and climate awareness that is free and open to FSU students, faculty, staff, and the community.  


 Hands-On activities and demonstrations are strongly encouraged.



To participate as a presenter, please email  

The Short Story of Fracking PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Ben Brown   
Tuesday, 03 December 2013 13:43

If you hear commercials on the radio or see advertisements online for natural gas extraction then you’re likely getting the pros of hydraulic-fracturing. Dominion, Cabot, Chevron, and others would have you think that the Marcellus Shale deposit is a simple story of domestic energy, job creation, and clean power. However, there’s another position frequently too detailed and without the economic catch phrases to be pleasing to the ear or attention span. This is the other short story of fracking.

Fracking is bad. I mean poison your water, pollute your air, make you and your animals sick, and destroy your property value – bad. And the whole mess is boxed up, covered with dollar sign wrapping paper, and sealed with a ribbon of non-disclosure by the gas companies. Let ...

Tour Stop in Cumberland Calls for Clean Energy PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Chesapeake Climate Action Network   
Tuesday, 05 November 2013 12:14

Cumberland’s New Embassy Theatre will host a “Maryland Crossroads” Tour Stop, on Wednesday, November 20 from 7:30-9:30 pm. Supported by the Chesapeake Climate Action Network, the nine-stop tour is aimed at calling attention to a proposal to export Natural Gas out of Cove Point, Maryland and the potential impact such a plan would have on ...

From the Ground Up: FSU, Community Plant the Future of Frostburg as Tree City, USA PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Frostburg State University   
Monday, 04 November 2013 09:28


On the cool autumn morning of Oct. 21, students from Frostburg State University dropped their papers, pencils and books in exchange for shovels and garden gloves. As part of a Forest Ecology and Conservation Biology class’ service learning project, students and community members joined together for a collaborative effort to turn the local area into “Tree City USA,” by planting tree saplings along Frost Avenue in downtown Frostburg, Md.

“After FSU became a ‘Tree Campus USA’, we’ve been working to make Frostburg ‘Tree City, USA’” said Dr. Sunshine Brosi, an assistant professor in the FSU Department of Biology and chair of the Campus Tree Advisory committee. “It’s our way of highlighting sustainability in the community as well as on campus.”

The ...


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