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

2023 Environmental Justice Summer Scholars Program

Applications Open

The Center for Community Engagement, Environmental Justice, & Health (CEEJH) is launching the 2023 Environmental Justice Summer Scholars Program. Applications are currently open!...

Posted: March 27, 2023, 10:26 AM

Calls for a ‘green’ Ramadan

Written by Noorzehra Zaidi, assistant professor of history, UMBC For many Muslims breaking fast in mosques around the world this Ramadan, something will be missing: plastics. The communal...

Posted: March 23, 2023, 9:24 AM

Climate Change Teach-in

Join UMBC Faculty to participate in the 2023 global teach-in

UMBC faculty will be giving open talks on a range of climate change issues from Tuesday March 28th through Thursday March 30th. Come learn more about the science behind climate change and its...

Posted: March 22, 2023, 9:35 AM