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30% of our energy is sourced from renewables

UMBC has reduced emissions by 18%

 Together, we collaborate, catalyze, and celebrate sustainability in all our practices. UMBC strives to protect, restore, and generate a healthy and just environment for all.


Collaboration between students, faculty and staff has led UMBC’s greening initiatives for many years, in many ways!

Each of us has the power to contribute to UMBC’s carbon neutrality goal.

To dive deeper, take the Green Pledge and plug in to UMBC’s many groups and initiatives.

  • Our Cups Have Gone Compostable

    Chartwells is now using compostable cups
    Chartwells has switched to fully compostable cups for drinks in The Commons, Einstein Bagels, and late night at True Grits. 
    Posted: May 3, 2019 7:41 AM
  • Free screening of Paris to Pittsburgh film in Baltimore

    Join us for this special screening on Friday, April 26th
    To celebrate Earth Week, you are invited to a free, public screening of Paris to Pittsburgh this Friday, April 26 at 6:30 PM.  Please join us at the SNF Parkway Theatre (5 W. North Ave.) for this...
    Posted: April 24, 2019 10:48 AM
  • Restoring Tropical Forests

    Check out Dr. Holland and Dr. Fagan in the Conversation
    Posted: March 21, 2019 11:39 AM
  • Grow veggies: adopt a plot in UMBC's Community Garden

    Spring is around the corner! Register for a plot in UMBC's community garden!  The garden was built by students for anyone in the UMBC community (faculty, staff or students) to have access to...
    Posted: March 11, 2019 11:12 AM
  • RecycleMania Raffle: Post your photos to win!

    Post to twitter, facebook, instagram (or stories) with #UMBCrecycles, show everyone how it's done! It's time to switch to reusables and ditch disposables. It's time to step up our sustainability...
    Posted: February 4, 2019 1:37 PM
  • Weekly Campus Forest Litter Clean Up with ETF

    Are you looking to spend more time outdoors, volunteering, and making friends this year?  The Environmental Task Force is a student organization that hosts weekly campus clean-ups to remove...
    Posted: February 4, 2019 11:52 AM
  • Carpool Benefits: parking & rideshare program makes it easy

    UMBC Parking services has updated their carpooling program!  Learn about the new Carpool Parking Permit! You can claim a reserved carpooling parking space: visit the UMBC Sustainable...
    Posted: January 22, 2019 12:29 PM
  • Electronics Recycling Drive: Fundraising for student org!

    From Friday November 2nd until Friday November 16th, the Environmental Task Force is hosting an Electronics drive in the Commons, with a collection box located near the CIC, Commons Information...
    Posted: November 1, 2018 9:53 AM
  • Free Reusable Container Giveaway tonight at True Grits!

    UMBC Dining is launching a new reusable container program at True Grit's Late Night! Stop by on Monday October 29th, to pick up your FREE Ozzi container with your meal at True Grit's Late...
    Posted: October 29, 2018 2:45 PM
  • Dr. Chris Shuman talks about Antarctic Icebergs

    There’s a perfectly rectangular iceberg floating...
    Posted: October 23, 2018 11:51 AM