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

Free Stormwater Training for Students & Young Professionals

CUSP - Chesapeake Stormwater Network

What is CUSP? CUSP is a free, new professional training program from the Chesapeake Stormwater Network! The core of the program is a 14-part webcast “curriculum” that introduces the basic impacts...

Posted: June 27, 2022, 8:40 AM

Introducing the Sustainability Newsletter!

Your quarterly source for all things sustainability!

The Office of Sustainability is pleased to announce that we are launching a newsletter! The newsletter will be going out quarterly starting in September and include a summary of upcoming events,...

Posted: June 24, 2022, 9:36 AM

JESS SI Call for Papers: Critical Energy Literacy

Intersectional Approaches to Research, Pedagogy, & Activism

Critical Energy Literacy: Intersectional Approaches to Research, Pedagogy, and Activism Manuscript submission deadline: January 31st, 2023 Amidst the growing climate crisis, critically informed...

Posted: June 15, 2022, 10:15 AM