Food Recovery Network
In an effort to divert food waste, Towson University students joined the Food Recovery Network in 2014.Food Recovery Network
Whether it's energy, water, food, materials, or miles, less is more at TU. From recovering food to energy setbacks, we are always looking for new ways to save, and reduce our carbon footprint. Below are just a few of the ways TU commits to conservation.
Towson University has 27 acres of forest in a conservation easement, meaning that land is protected from development and the natural character of the land cannot be changed.
TU has been designated a Tree Campus Higher Education Campus by the Arbor Day Foundation and a Maryland People Loving and Nurturing Trees (PLANT) award winner for five consecutive years. The Glen Arboretum was also named a Level II Accredited Arboretum in 2023.
If you have to make a purchase, why not make it green? The State of Maryland provides environmentally preferable purchasing guidelines to all state agencies, including University System of Maryland. The guidelines include provisions for purchasing energy efficient electronics, recyclable products, products made from recycled materials, nontoxic materials, and more. Please follow these guidelines when making purchases for your department.