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FSU to Focus on Sustainability and Climate Awareness at Focus Frostburg PDF Print E-mail
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Written by FSU News and Media Services   
Tuesday, 12 April 2016 12:07

Focus Frostburg LogoFrostburg State University will once again be fully focused on sustainability and climate awareness during the upcoming Focus Frostburg event, an annual day of learning, on Wednesday, April 20, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event, free and open to the public, will feature green activities for everyone, including presentations in the Lane University Center.

Learn all about FSU’s climate action commitment from a wide range of presentations from faculty and students at the Lane Center, including those on the topics of access to quality food, environmental justice issues, deforestation, environmental activism, student activism, wildlife rehabilitation, bio-retention systems, environmental policy, renewable energy, resource conservation, green burials and fracking.

As part of an ...

ACM Plans Arbor Day Celebration PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Kara RogersThomas   
Sunday, 03 April 2016 09:24

Allegany College of Maryland will observe Arbor Day on Wednesday, April 20, with a presentation on the value of trees in our ecosystem, a presidential proclamation and a campus tree planting. The public is invited to participate.


The event, which starts at noon, features a talk by Donnelle Keech, Allegany Forest Projects director with The Nature Conservancy, an international conservation group that works to protect ecologically important lands and waters around the world.

In “From the Forest to Your Faucet,” Keech will link forests and trees with purification of the Earth’s water system. Closer to home, she’ll describe a project that is investing in trees to protect Cumberland’s water supply.

Keech, who leads Conservancy efforts in ...

Frostburg SGA’s $15 Bet on Green Returns a More Sustainable Future PDF Print E-mail
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Written by FSU News and Media Services   
Friday, 25 March 2016 08:17

Students seldom vote to create new mandatory fees for themselves, but when the purpose is clear and personally important, they do so gladly.

Thanks to the forethought of Frostburg State University Student Government Association leaders, 12 new student-focused sustainability projects have received grant funding from the FSU President’s Advisory Council for Sustainability (PACS). The funds were raised through FSU’s Student Sustainability Fee, a $15-per-semester mandatory fee instituted by SGA in May of 2014.

The 12 funded projects address various sustainability needs, including increasing awareness, performing environmental research, presenting research at academic conferences and making direct environmental impacts on campus. About half of the funded projects were ...

Kenyan Biologist to Speak at FSU on African Conservation, Ecotourism Controversies PDF Print E-mail
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Written by FSU News and Media Services   
Wednesday, 23 March 2016 19:24
Senator Edwards Asks to Dilute Fracking Liability in Maryland PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Engage Mountain Maryland   
Tuesday, 15 March 2016 10:56

Western Maryland residents responded swiftly when Senator George Edwards submitted two amendments to Senate Bill 361 Hydraulic Fracking Liability Act. This bill was recently passed out of the Judicial Proceedings Committee chaired by Senator Bobby Zirkin. Looking for protective measures on fracking, representatives from Engage Mountain Maryland, EMM, testified in support of the bill along with the League of Conservation Voters, and the Sierra Club. The bill establishes liability for hydraulic fracturing activities that cause injury, death, or loss of property. The bill also specifies that chemicals used in the drilling process be discoverable. Currently the chemicals are described as “trade secrets” and concealed from the public.


The amendments Senator ...


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