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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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

11/17 is GIS Day

DYK: We have over 20 GIS tools for sustainability?!

GIS is a popular tool to use for sustainability and planning as humanity seeks to maximize the efficiency of the environment around us and protect what needs to be protected while maintaining...

Posted: November 17, 2021, 8:01 AM

Welcoming Charles Kaylor to GES

New Lecturer & Director of GIS and Cartography Labs

Please join us in welcoming Charles Kaylor as Lecturer & Director of GIS+Cartography Lab. Mr. Kaylor joins us from Temple University, where he spent the past 12 years in the position of...

Posted: August 13, 2021, 12:33 PM