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

2022 Higher Education Climate Leadership Summit


The annual Higher Education Climate Leadership Summit, co-hosted by Second Nature and the Intentional Endowments Network (IEN), is back and will be in-person February 6-8, 2022, in Miami,...

Posted: July 28, 2021, 9:22 am

Second Nature's Climate Action Pursuit

Call for Proposals

Call for Session Proposals 2021 Climate Action Pursuit: Request for Proposals Submitting a proposal means you will get to contribute your expertise to the Pursuit. Strong sessions will help...

Posted: July 27, 2021, 12:56 pm

Global Conference on Sustainability in Higher Education

Call for Proposals: "Emerging Issues"

The Emerging Issues Call for Proposals for the 2021 AASHE Global Conference on Sustainability in Higher Education (GCSHE) is now open through Aug. 20! Proposals related to racial justice, campus...

Posted: July 22, 2021, 11:22 am