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


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2021 MDE Sustainability Leadership Award Winner

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$2,500 Course Development Grant

Social Action in Response to Climate Change

A $2,500 grant opportunity from the Bonner Foundation is available for developing an undergraduate or graduate course with a community organizing or social action component. Proposals that focus...

Posted: September 16, 2021, 9:18 AM

Got Plastic?

30+ new locations on campus for plastics recycling!

UMBC now offers collection and recycling of all clean plastic bags, films, and wraps! These items can be placed into one of the 35 yellow bins located throughout campus. The bins will be placed on...

Posted: August 31, 2021, 10:45 AM

Maryland Climate Coalition Mini-Grant Proposal Application

Want money for your student organization to continue to spread the word about your commitment to being green? Fill out this application before April 20th for a chance to get up to $1,000 in grant...

Posted: February 18, 2015, 10:25 PM