What UMBC is Doing

44.02% Reduction in GHG Emissions from 2007 – 2020

397 Tons of Organic Waste Composted since 2016

26.18 Million kWh of Renewable Energy used in 2020

Over 20 sustainability web tools to explore campus features, review green data, and measure your own impact

UMBC has a history of working to implement sustainable practices on campus while also researching sustainable opportunities in the classroom. These actions create and demonstrate positive social, economic, and environmental impacts both locally and globally. 

Ratings & Recognition


second nature marks of distinction

2021 MDE Sustainability Leadership Award Winner

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Featured News

A Great Opportunity to Take GES 386 This Summer!

Get a leg-up on your GES coursework!

Here’s my advice as a fourth-year GES student: Take GES 386 as soon as possible! 386 is notorious for filling up quickly during the Fall and Spring semesters. Luckily, if you’ve already taken 286...

Posted: June 17, 2024, 8:58 AM

Black & Gold Rush is ON - support GES students & programs!

Support GES in Black&Gold Rush!

UMBC's Black & Gold Rush starts today (May 8th) at 9am, and continues for 36 hrs!  Donations to GES help support efforts to extend teaching beyond the classroom, host guest speakers and...

Posted: May 8, 2024, 8:18 AM

Sustainability Prizes & Raffle

Share your sustainability commitment for a chance to win

Each of us can make a personal commitment to sustainability. It's about fostering a deeper connection to the environment and actively contributing to the sustainable future of our college...

Posted: May 6, 2024, 2:16 PM