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Energy & Climate Action

 

In 2007, President Hrabowski signed on to the President’s Climate Leadership Commitment. UMBC is committed to bringing carbon emissions down to zero and building campus climate resiliency. The Climate Action Steering Committee oversees the implementation of the UMBC Climate Action Plan.

UMBC’s has cut emissions by 17% from 2007 to 2016.

UMBC is purchasing 20% renewable clean energy, and we investing in initiatives that reduce energy consumption.  We calculate our emissions annually and publish annual updates on our progress on our Second Nature page.

UMBC Climate Action Steering Committee

Comprised of faculty, staff, and students the Climate Action Steering Committee is charged with advising President Hrabowski on strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions generated by the campus community, to engage the campus community in efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and to promote and support instruction and research on the impact of greenhouse gas emissions.

Check out more details, videos, photos and stories with the 5 year report.

Climate Action Steering Committee Co-Chair:

Lynne Schaefer, Vice President Administration and Finance
Administration and Finance, Administration Bldg , Room 925
lschaefer@umbc.edu
410-455-2939

Climate Action Steering Committee Co-Chair:
Matthew Baker, Professor & Chair
Geography and Environmental Systems, Sondheim Hall 211-A
410-455-3759
mbaker@umbc.edu

Energy Work Group Chair:
Lenn Caron, Assistant Vice President, Facilities Mgmt.
Facilities Management, Room 106A
carlen@umbc.edu
410-455-3260

Transportation Work Group Chair:
Julianne Simpson, Assistant Director for Planning
Facilities Management, Room 102G
jsimpson@umbc.edu
410-455-5958
410-455-5058

Research and Education Work Group Chair:
Roy Meyers, Professor, Political Science
Public Policy, Room 318
meyers@umbc.edu
410-455-2196

Waste Reduction and Recycling Work Group Chair:
Charlie Hogan, Manager of Landscape and Grounds, Facilities Management
Grounds Shop, Facilities Management
hogan@umbc.edu
410-455-2283