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Sustainability Matters at UMBC refers to the campus wide commitment of students, staff, faculty and partners around the mission of sustainability. 

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.

UMBC’s has lowered carbon emissions 17% since joining the President’s Climate Leadership Commitment in 2007. During the same time, our built space has increased by 9% and student enrollment has increased by 20%, adding to our carbon footprint.


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.