Community Programs in the School of LawTitle: Maryland Environmental Law Society (MELS)
Description: The Maryland Environmental Law Society endorses the Maryland Student Climate Coalition's campaign effort to make the University System of Maryland (USM) more sustainable.
MELS hosts an annual environmental dinner/panel discussion, attends national environmental conferences, and organizes outdoor events for its members, such as environmental cleanups.
MELS has gained national recognition for purchasing and retiring emission allowance for sulfur dioxide. Since 1994, MELS has purchased 72 tons of sulfur dioxide allowances, thereby reducing the allowable sulfur dioxide emissions that regulated stationary sources are permitted to emit nationwide. Most recently, MELS has begun to buy and retire carbon credits.
Community Served: Nationwide
Client type: College students
Physical Location: On Campus,Off Campus
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Program Timeframe: Continuous