Sustainable Development: Student Organizations
First Two Stops - Office of Sustainability:
Other Organizations & Clubs not included on the OOS lists:
- Ashoka U: The Robert H. Smith School of Business prepares students as global leaders able to co-create economic prosperity and transformative social change. Located in the heart of the Baltimore-Washington D.C. corridor, Smith has unparalleled access to public policy makers, leaders in the social sector, and private enterprise executives focused on issues of sustainability, social entrepreneurship and social responsibility.
- Campus Roots & Neighborhood Shoots: Members take leadership in the community by mentoring and assisting you on science fair projects, work with teachers to develop environmental science curriculum and inspire community members to take action to promote biodiversity and improve ecological health.
- College Park Environmental Group (CPEG): a great way to get involved in service (stream cleanups, tree plantings, etc.), education (local elementary school programs), and recreation (rafting, hiking, camping, etc.). All majors welcome! Go to the website to join up!
- College Park Law Society: provides students insight into several types of law, such as civil, patent, criminal, environmental, etc., and guidance to those interested in applying to law school.
- Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship: get support to put your sustainability-minded business plan into action!
- Do Good Challenge: an annual competition that challenges students to make the greatest social impact they can for a cause they care about. Terps team up to volunteer, fundraise, promote awareness, start or advance a social enterprise, or engage in other activities that advance their favorite causes. Any undergraduate or graduate student can enter - as an individual or with a group. Students can do good for an SGA-approved student group, for a nonprofit, or for their own cause. The student teams who do the most good during the Challenge will be invited to present their social impact to a live audience and a panel of celebrity judges at the Finals.
- Economics Association of Maryland: Promotes awareness of economic issues through speakers related to attaining an economics degree, community service, field trips, economic enrichment activities, and social programs.
- Emerging Markets and Global Development Society: Our mission it to provide undergrad students with expert opinion through a speaker-series as well as other programs. Mock-interview and resume critiques provided through the society will help prepare members for employment in international organizations. Areas of interest include: Politics Economic Firm Development, Business Development, Energy, Environment and Sociology. Culture Countries/Continents of interest may include: Argentina, Africa, Brazil, China, Indonesia, and Korea.
- Fair Trade @ UMD: To raise awareness and advocate for Fair Trade on UMD's campus.
- Garden Club: Our mission is to beautify as least one corner of campus. We grow herbs, vegetables, and flowers; give the university community the opportunity to learn about organic gardening methods through an experimental; and to increase awareness of the benefits of campus and urban gardening through educational programs such as hands-on gardening and seminar series.
- Global Health Initiative: Our mission organization dedicated to servicing other countries in specific public-health issues, including creating medical supplies pipelines, education on diabetes and obesity, and malaria awareness.
- Lumberjacks, Landscapers, and Landgineers: LLL is an environmental landscaping and recreational group at the University of Maryland, College Park. We meet on sunday afternoons, and our primary objective is maintenance and the appreciation of the outdoors.
- MaryPIRG: MaryPIRG is a statewide, student directed and student funded organization working to solve real social problems. Through credited internships, leadership training, and volunteer opportunities, we teach and provide hands on skills to organize effectively around public interest issues, such as sustainability, hunger and homelessness, climate change, youth voting, affordable education, and consumer protection. We combine community service and activism with skills and resources to create long term change to benefit the public and empower students.
- Mid-Atlantic Student Wetlands Club: We are an interest group focusing on wetland appreciation, and are affiliated directly with the Mid-Atlantic chapter of the Society of Wetland Scientists (SWS). We will be discussing wetlands-related projects here at UMD, and how to get involved in wetlands outside of our program. We will also discuss the possibility of taking a trip to a few local wetland systems for learning and appreciation. There are no member fees or requirements for attending or joining this group, besides a fondness for all things wetland
- Net Impact - UMD Smith School of Business Chapter: designed to inspire, equip and educate members to use business tools for social, environmental, and economic impact, and come with a number of benefits. Net Impact members gain first-hand experience affecting positive change throughout organizations, in the areas of corporate social responsibility, social entrepreneurship, nonprofit management, international development and environmental sustainability.
- Wind Terpines: The University of Maryland Wind Power Team will design, build, and test a transportable wind turbine for charging small electronic devices. We will also debate other teams about wind energy and other renewable energy topics, give a business pitch for our turbine and maintain a web page to give the global community access to information on our innovations.