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"Our beautiful residential campus on the banks of the St. Mary's River inspires our work, our play, and our commitment to the environment."-St. Mary's College of Maryland's Mission Statement
ST. MARY'S NAMED IN TOP 322 GREEN COLLEGES
St. Mary's has been selected to be included in “The Princeton Review’s Guide to 322 Green Colleges: 2012 Edition." The book profiles 322 institutions of higher education in the United States and Canada that demonstrate notable commitments to sustainability in their academic offerings, campus infrastructure, activities, and career preparation. This is the third year in a row that St. Mary's has been chosen for inclusion in the guide.
EARTH DAY EVENT
The Sustainability Committee will be hosting an Earth Day event Monday, April 23rd at 8pm in Goodpaster 117. Come watch “There’s No Tomorrow” an animated short about the relationship between economic growth, natural resource consumption, and the environment. Then stay and discuss your thoughts with your peers.
Founded in the Fall of 2010, the St. Mary's Arboretum Association was established with the goal of building and identifying plant collections for scientific study as well as aesthetic appreciation, with sustainable maintenance and ecological awareness as guiding principles. The Arboretum sponsors many events every semester, including educational speakers and skills workshops. For a listing of these events, see the St. Mary's Arboretum Association calendar of events.
TRASH TO TREASURE - DONATION DRIVE DIVERTS UNWANTED GOODS FROM LANDFILL
During move-out at the end of the Spring 2011 semester, students donated 44 boxes of food, clothing, school supplies, and home goods to charity. In addition, the local chapter of Habitat for Humanity filled an entire box truck with donated furniture including several couches, office chairs, grills, book shelves, storage units and carpets.