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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

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Learn about Emissions at UMBC

Have you ever had a question about GHG emissions at UMBC but did not know where to look or who to ask?  That's why the Office of Sustainability has launched the brand new emissions page!   ...

Posted: September 22, 2022, 12:06 PM

Looking for Sustainability Metrics? Visit the new dashboard!

All of UMBC's sustainability data in one place!

The Office of Sustainability is pleased to share with the campus the new Data Dashboard. The Dashboard serves as a data repository for many of the most commonly used metrics related to...

Posted: March 27, 2020, 10:16 AM

State grant will fund bikeway improvements near UMBC Campus

Safer environment to use cycling as greener transportation

As part of the Maryland Bikeways Program, Gov. Martin O’Malley announced a $79,600 grant to fund improvements in the bicycle system near University of Maryland, Baltimore County. The grant was...

Posted: October 2, 2013, 3:20 PM