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Students at the University ofMaryland have also taken initiative in advocating for environmental issues. They have advocated forsustainability and conservation initiatives on campus in addition to supporting federal legislation to combat climate change. As membersof various environmental student groups, including the Sierra Club and the Environmental Conservation Organization, these studentsdisplayed a commitment to preserving and protecting natural resources.
2001 - A University of Maryland alumna wrote an open letter to President George W. Bush about his administration’s disregard for environmental concerns. The letter was written in direct response to the Bush administration’s refusal to negotiate the Kyoto Protocol.
2009 - Students ran the Topsy-Turvy Teva bus, a refurbished school bus attempting to run on the smallest amount of oil possible. Running only on used vegetable oil, the bus traveled across the country teaching students about environmental concerns.