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

AASHE Announces 2023 Educational Programs

Learn more about sustainbility best practices!

AASHE announced the first round of educational opportunities for next year, including: Jan. 5: Building a Curriculum Development Program for Your Institution Feb. 9: A Deep Dive into STARS Data...

Posted: December 6, 2022, 9:32 AM

Maryland Commission on Climate Change's Recommendations

Pursue GHG Reductions & Green Economy

The Maryland Commission on Climate Change (MCCC) has issued its annual report to Governor Larry Hogan and the Maryland General Assembly.  The 2022 MCCC annual report presents key, comprehensive...

Posted: November 17, 2022, 10:42 AM

Happy GIS DAY!

Celebrate GIS with us!

GIS Day was first observed in 1999. The explosion of geospatial technology since then has expanded that idea into a global event that shows how geography and the real-world applications of GIS are...

Posted: November 16, 2022, 1:43 PM