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Sustainability Matters at UMBC shares updates from various groups and committees on recent news and events on these pages.

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Climate Action Steering Committee (CASC) 

Join a work group to reduce campus carbon emissions and energy use- transportation, energy & waste, research & education or outreach.

Retriever Essentials 

Join the faculty, staff, and student partnership to tackle food insecurity in our university community.

Wellness Initiative 

The UMBC Wellness Initiative proclaims: we are a resilient, healthy community committed to the health and well being of each of our faculty, staff, and students. We understand the connection between self-care and our responsibility to care for the whole.

Eco-Ambassadors

The Eco-Ambassadors are a team of UMBC students partnering with university sustainability efforts to promote social responsibility and environmental sustainability in the student body.Slide2

Student Led Groups

For the full list of Student Organizations: Student Organization List

Students for Environmental Awareness (SEA)

SEA is a student organization that spreads sustainability and campus change through service, activism, outreach, & a strong community.

Outdoor Recreation Club

Student Organization established to promote outdoor activities that are interactive with nature, and to provide a network for fellow outdoor enthusiasts.

Environmental Task Force:

Student organization that inspires students to take action on sustainability based issues through service based activities.

The Garden:

The Garden is a Social Action and Service Organization dedicated to helping re-imagine the role of higher education in addressing problems of the world through the creation and engagement of our food garden that enables creativity in: research, applied learning, campus-community partnerships, social equity, diversity, and food sovereignty.
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Retrievers for Animal Welfare and Sustainability

A student group focused on providing a community for vegans, vegetarians, students who are interested in improving their diets to help animals and the environment, and students with any dietary preference to attend social events and engage in grassroots activism. The group aims to advocate for abused animals in our food system, and inform students about the serious issues associated with animal agriculture.

UMBC Food Recovery Network 

Our chapter of the Food Recovery Network (FRN) strives to promote awareness of the global issue with food waste. The group recovers leftovers from campus dining and events and brings it to a local homeless shelter. 

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Geography and Environmental Systems Council of Majors (GES COM)

The Council of Majors provides students and faculty in the department of Geography and Environmental Systems support, community, events, and resources.

UMBC Cycling Community

UMBC Cycling Community organizes rides for all skill levels. UMBC Cycling is UMBC’s official bicycle racing team. In addition to racing, we also lead weekly group recreational and training rides including fun group and relaxed group rides from campus as well as mountain biking.

UMBC Greenpeace

UMBC Greenpeace works to confront and expose environmental and geopolitical issues through activism and service so that the UMBC community can help preserve the well-being of the Earth and human society for future generations.

Engineers Without Borders

EWB partners with disadvantaged communities to improve their quality of life through the implementation of environmentally and economically sustainable engineering projects, while developing internationally responsible engineering students. Currently UMBC is working to provide clean drinking water in a village in Kenya.

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