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

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UMBC featured in AASHE's 2022 Sustainable Campus Index

As a top performer for Water Stewardship - 3 years running!

UMBC has been recognized as a top performer in the 2022 Sustainable Campus Index, tying for second in the area of Water overall. This is UMBC's third year in a row in a top spot for this category....

Posted: September 8, 2022, 8:54 AM

UMBC Sustainability & Planning AASHE Webinar Available

Learn about Flooding and Transit

https://hub.aashe.org/browse/video/26967/Driving-Change-Understanding-Climate-Impacts-on-Campus-Transportation Background The continental United States is experiencing an increase in the...

Posted: September 7, 2022, 9:12 AM

UMBC Receives STARS Gold Rating

AASHE Recognizes UMBC's Sustainability Achievements

UMBC has earned a STARS Gold rating in recognition of its sustainability achievements from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). STARS, the...

Posted: August 24, 2022, 8:56 AM