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

Invitation for Student Sustainability Writers

The Sustainable Age is a student journal seeking authors

The Sustainable Age is a student journal founded by students of the North Texas Regional Center of Expertise Network. The journal is seeking volunteer student writers to submit original articles...

Posted: September 22, 2021, 11:35 AM

$2,000 National Recycling Coalition Scholarship

Students with a passion for social and environmental justice principles and an interest in the recycling industry are encouraged to apply for a 2021 Murray J. Fox Scholarship of $2,000....

Posted: September 22, 2021, 10:51 AM

Meet Our New Eco-Ambassadors!

The Eco-Ambassadors are a core group of sustainability peer educators, and are an integral part of our office. Join us in welcoming our 21/22 cohort! Green Residential Hall Champion...

Posted: September 20, 2021, 9:52 AM