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UMBC recognizes that sustainability is about considering the complex and integrated nature of the variety of natural and human systems that maintain a thriving world.

We value all members of our community and the unique talents and abilities each offers: the ability to help us to shape, define and contribute to the advancement and betterment of our campus, community, and planet through advocacy, action, and research.

We value and invite all to contribute ideas and solutions for personal, systemic and global stewardship. From committing to individual actions to mobilizing broader efforts, we rely on the collaboration and ingenuity of our students, staff, faculty, and partners.   227441_10150597962980035_3222938_n

Office of Sustainability’s Mission:

UMBC’s Office of Sustainability collaborates across campus to effectively catalyze and implement sustainable practices and strategies. We serve as a resource to the campus community to empower every member of the campus community to investigate, experience, and share in our sustainability journey. We encourage our campus to serve as a model for integrated environmentally responsible practices, generated through collaboration, innovation, and shared governance. We work to support our campus in reducing our collective environmental impact while creating and maintaining a healthy and just environment for all, today and into the future.

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What You Can Do:

Get Involved to join the community of groups and committees leading sustainability through promotions and initiatives.
 Learn how to green your own footprint:
UMBC Faculty are collaborating to design curricula that inform, engage and empower students, colleagues, and partners to address environmental issues in the community. Learn more about the faculty workshop for sustainability across disciplines.

UMBC students are taking the lead in sustainability by:

  • Adopting sustainable practices
  • Promoting and leading advocacy and awareness
  • Designing and implementing new initiatives

UMBC Staff are always improving and adapting to ensure we accomplish our goals in conserving resources, minimizing waste, and increasing efficiency.

Staff across campus are showcasing their commitment by getting Green Office Certified.