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. 

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2021 MDE Sustainability Leadership Award Winner

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UMBC Sustainability appointed to AASHE's Advisory Council

Collaborating to drive sustainability in Higher Ed!

The Advisory Council (AC) is the primary mechanism for members to get involved in AASHE governance. Consisting of leaders from higher education, business, nonprofits and government, the AC...

Posted: December 15, 2021, 10:08 AM

October is Campus Sustainability Month!

UMBC Sustainability will host special events all month!

UMBC is proud to participate in Campus Sustainability Month throughout October. This annual event, hosted by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE),...

Posted: October 1, 2021, 10:16 AM

Free Workshop: Teaching Climate Change Affectively [sic]

Workshop: Teaching Climate Change Affectively January 4, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm EST This train the trainer workshop is for faculty to explore practices from eco-therapy and The Work that...

Posted: December 10, 2020, 12:23 PM