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

Campus Composting Expanded!

Are you up to date with the latest on campus composting?

UMBC is excited to announce the expansion of compost collection on campus! You've likely already noticed a few new compost bins around our dining facilities. This is part of our effort to increase...

Posted: February 23, 2024, 8:50 AM

UMBC Named Top 50 Green College by Princeton Review

UMBC was named by the Princeton Review as one of the Top 50 Green Colleges! We're proud of the hard work being done across campus to make UMBC green! Thank you to all of our campus partners for...

Posted: January 11, 2024, 10:40 AM

Celebrating Today's Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony!

Another exciting morning at UMBC! At today’s undergraduate commencement, twenty-five GES majors donned their caps and gowns and walked on stage to receive their degrees. Our first photo features,...

Posted: December 21, 2023, 2:57 PM