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.
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: https://www.nativebusinessmag.com/reimagining-the-three-sisters-finding-a-new-symbiosis-in-tribal-food-and-energy-sovereignty/
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.
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