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

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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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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

New Dataset for UMBC's GHG Emissions Published

Explore our journey to carbon neutrality!

New GHG Dataset Released The newest dataset for the university's Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions is now available for the community.  This dataset includes emissions data from July 1, 2020 through...

Posted: April 14, 2022, 11:14 AM

New Dataset for UMBC's GHG Emissions Published

Explore our journey to carbon neutrality!

UMBC has published the newest dataset for the university's Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions.  This dataset includes emissions data from July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020. UMBC maintains and...

Posted: May 3, 2021, 10:37 AM