This institutional repository houses scholarship and other works produced by the faculty, students, and staff of St. Mary's College of Maryland. It is a part of the Maryland Shared Open Access Repository (MD-SOAR) initiative, a consortial institutional repository for institutions of higher learning throughout the state. This site is a work-in-progress (as of August 2016). For further information, please contact Katherine Ryner (khryner@smcm.edu) or Kent Randell (kdrandell@smcm.edu).

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  • Reducing Paper Consumption at St. Mary's College of Maryland 

    Whiteis, Caitlin (2015)
    In attempts to decrease resource consumption at St. Mary's College, I am trying to lessen paper usage on campus. In order to accomplish this I will be encouraging students and professors alike to use Blackboard in order ...
  • A History of Sustainability at St. Mary's College 

    Weller, Katherine (2015)
    For my project I am looking at the history of sustainability at St. Mary's College, through the different research and projects that have been done. Over the years there have been countless environmental projects and ...
  • Green, Blue and Gold: Recommendations for Environmentally Conscious Athletics at SMCM 

    Schneider, Lilian F. (2015)
    As sustainability becomes an increasingly important issue around the world, people are looking for more ways to incorporate environmentally sustainable practices into their lifestyles. Athletics and recreation have a ...
  • EnvironMentors Chapter at St. Mary's College of Maryland 

    Rupard, Whitney D. (2015)
    Launching an EnvironMentors program at St. Mary's College of Maryland will establish a secure relationship between our educational facility and St. Mary’s County Public Schools with the objective to increase environmental ...
  • St. Mary's College Sustainable Community Cookbook 

    Kersey, David (2015)
    The community members of St. Mary's College of Maryland are interested in and responsible for sustainability because of the rich ecological, historical and cultural resources on campus. This sustainably minded approach has ...
  • St. Mary's Day of Service 

    Irvin, Lucas (2015)
    One of the defining principles of the St. Mary's community, as stated in the St. Mary's Way, is a culture of community service. Whether this is a characteristic of the college or a goal for it, there is not sufficient ...
  • Saving Energy: Occupancy Sensor Lighting 

    Derlan, Benjamin H. (2015)
    In order to supplement campus efforts to reduce carbon emissions, I have conducted research on tactics to reduce lighting energy use. This included the history of sustainable lighting at St. Mary’s College, case studies ...
  • Proposal: Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory at St. Mary’s College of Maryland 

    Chimento, Cyrus A. (2015)
    In order to see progress towards climate neutrality, and sustainability in general, a baseline measure of campus emissions must exist. The goal of this project was to build a foundation for this baseline measurement by ...
  • Waste Disposal Action Plan for St. Mary’s College Pub 

    Braker, Andrew (2015)
    To promote a more sustainable St. Mary’s I am going to increase organization and efficiency of waste disposal practices at the Pub/Grab & Go on campus. Through the introduction of effective signage, the sorting of waste ...
  • Caffeine Without Consequence: Implementing a Reusable Cup System at The Daily Grind 

    Lee, Eric (2015)
    Waste reduction is one of the main concerns when it comes to sustainability, and college campuses around the world have a big role to play in that. Disposable food and beverage containers comprise a significant portion of ...
  • Sustainable Seahawks: The Opportunity for St. Mary’s Eco-Reps 

    Beker, Max W. (2015)
    St. Mary’s College of Maryland is a small liberal arts college that is trying to be more sustainable, and although environmental and sustainability focused education is not part of our core curriculum, the St. Mary’s campus ...
  • Greening the Grab n' Go: Reducing the Plastic Waste of Dining Services at St. Mary’s College of Maryland 

    Caradine-Taber, Sophia (2015)
    This project aims to reduce plastic waste of the Grab n’ Go food service at St. Mary’s College of Maryland by stopping the usage of plastic bags and by replacing plastic utensils with compostable wooden utensils. Stopping ...
  • Reviving the SMCM Healing Garden 

    Piegols, Joseph (2015)
    Since the first Earth Day in the 1970s, countries around the world have been taking steps toward a greener planet and toward a more sustainable lifestyle. A relatively young concept within the realm of sustainability ...