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

Bella Dastvan's Invasive Species Work published!

Learn more about her work on invasive species on campus!

Our Sustainability Fellow, Bella Dastvan, recently wrapped up her fellowship, but her work on invasive species will certainly outlast her tenure with our office! Check out this great article from...

Posted: July 10, 2023, 10:05 AM

Congratulations Jason Chase! Successful Thesis Defense

Studying Sediment Storage in a [Water]Shed

We invite you to join us in celebrating Jason Chase, who successfully defended his master's thesis on "Assessing the role of culvert sediment storage in an urbanized watershed" Tuesday, June 27th....

Posted: June 29, 2023, 11:35 AM

Air Quality 101 & Resources

How to handle poor air quality conditions

You've probably heard a lot more about air quality in the past few days...and for good reason! Air quality is consistently an issue in the Baltimore region (especially in the summer), but the...

Posted: June 8, 2023, 8:40 AM