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UMD Global STEWARD Clifton Cottrell Receives 2020 Tribal Food Systems Fellowship

Posted on September 17th, 2020

The Intertribal Agriculture Council (IAC) and the Inter-Institutional Network for Food, Agriculture, and Sustainability (INFAS) selected UMD Global STEWARD Clifton Cottrell as an inaugural Fellow of Tribal Food Systems.

This fellowship seeks to impact food and agriculture scholarship nationally and beyond. As a Fellow Clifton plans to work with mentors from other institutions to examine how tribal seed banks serve as food security sources during the current COVID-19 pandemic. Read more here: Congrats Clifton!

Clifton Cottrell (SPP) Advisor: Dr. Rosina Bierbaum


UMD Global STEWARD investigates the disproportionate burden of flooding in underserved communities

Posted on June 30th, 2020

Global STEWARD Bridget Kerner studies disaster events and the physical inequities of the built environment in marginalized communities like North Brentwood and Baltimore City with her advisor Dr. Marccus Hendricks in his  Stormwater Infrastructure Resilience and Justice Lab (SIRJ). They have discovered residential segregation based on economic, political and social policy that, for hundreds of years, has limited Black and Brown communities in where they can live. The flooding events that impact these communities are not just a side effect of climate change, but the convergence of climate, aging infrastructure, disinvestment and a legacy of systemic racial injustice. Read more about their reserach here: 

UMD Global STEWARDS First Annual Meeting

Posted on January 31, 2020 

The first UMD Global STEWARDS Annual meeting was held on Friday January 24, 2020. The meeting showcased the achievements of the first year of our Global STEWARDS program, and was an opportunity for co-PIs, advisors, supporting faculty, the advisory board to meet with the first and second cohorts of students and students meet the current and incoming fellows. We also heard exciting research talks and poster presentations from our faculty and fellows, and an inspiring keynote address from Dr. Rachel Melnick. Photos from our First Annual Meeting can be viewed on the UMD SPH Flickr page below.



UMD Global STEWARDS travel to Israel and the West Bank

Posted on January 17, 2020 

A group of Global STEWARDS fellows traveled to Israel and the West Bank in January 2020 to learn about FEW nexus issues in these areas. The students were led by UMD faculty members Dr. Rianna Murray and Dr. Angela Ferelli and were joined by two students of the University of Maryland School of Social Work. Students learned from our Israeli partners who are world leaders in sustainable, energy-efficient water reuse for food production, and from local off-grid communities in the development of low or no energy water reuse systems for food crop irrigation.

Global STEWARDS on desert hikeGlobal STEWARDS visit Hebrew UniversityGlobal STEWARDS visit a Bedouin villageGlobal STEWARDS visit the EEC in Israel

UMD Global STEWARD publishes article in Native Business magazine

Posted on September 30, 2019

UMD Global STEWARD Clifton Cottrell recently published an article in Native Business magazine detailing the practice of agrivoltaics, a method that integrates agricultural practices within solar farms. Read Clifton’s article here:

Global STEWARDS Application Information Session

Posted on July 20, 2019

We will hold an information session for potential applicants to the 2020 cohort of the UMD Global STEWARDS program on Wednesday August 28th at 11am in the School of Public Health building, Room 0112. Stop by to hear more about our program and how to apply!

Global STEWARDS host a workshop for the Maryland 4-H Congress

Posted on June 27, 2019

The Global STEWARDS conducted a workshop entitled “Rethink Your Waste” for students of the Maryland 4-H Congress held at the University of Maryland in June 2019. The 4-H Congress provides Maryland high school students an opportunity to connect with their land grant university while learning about academic and career options, attending workshops and tours on campus, enjoying campus recreational activities. The Global STEWARDS discussed the importance of proper waste management and waste reduction, and emphasized these concepts by playing a “Waste Game” where teams of students sorted mixed waste into “Recycle”, “Trash” and “Compost” bins. The students also learned about options for reuse of food and animal waste, including composting and turning waste into energy.


View more photos on the UMD School of Public Health Flickr page.

Global STEWARDS volunteer at the Capital Area Food Bank

Posted on June 10, 2019

The Global STEWARDS recently volunteered at the Capital Area Food Bank, a DC nonprofit that works to solve hunger and its companion problems: chronic undernutrition, heart disease, and obesity. The STEWARDS assisted food bank staff by sorting donations and cleaning and packing shelves in the agency distribution area.

Group photo of The Global STEWARDS at the Capital Area Food Bank, with staff member Mr. Vines

Maryland Day 2019!

Posted on May 1, 2019

The UMD Global STEWARDS participated in Maryland Day 2019 on Saturday April 27th! We partnered with the CONSERVE Project to engage adults with a water footprint calculator to help them determine their household water use, and we made bead bracelets with kids to teach them about the water cycle. We also showed kids how to make their own homemade water filters, and had lots of cool giveaways like water bottles, baseball caps, plant kits, bubbles and coloring books.

Global STEWARDS visit Emmitsburg, MD

Posted on April 12, 2019

Global STEWARDS visit Emmitsburg, MD

The Global STEWARDS recently visited Emmitsburg, a Maryland town that has won awards for its numerous sustainability and energy-saving initiatives.

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