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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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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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Sustainability Office Certfied in first Cohort!

CSN Chesapeake Urban Stormwater Professionals

UMBC's Sustainbility Office was invited to participate in the Chesapeake Stormwater Network's (CSN) first cohort for the Chesapeake Urban Stormwater Professionals (CUSP) program. Our...

Posted: January 6, 2023, 7:59 AM

MARISA Releases New Chesapeake Bay Climate Change Tool

Review Climate Change Intensity-Duration Frequency Curves

The Mid-Atlantic Regional Integrated Science and Assessments (MARISA) Team has launched a new  interactive tool from the  makes climate-change informed intensity-duration-frequency (IDF) curves...

Posted: August 12, 2021, 1:11 PM

The Water Research Foundation (WRF) releases the CLASIC tool

For stormwater and green infrastructure costs and benefits

Today, The Water Research Foundation (WRF) released the CLASIC tool, which utilizes a life cycle cost framework to support feasibility and planning of stormwater infrastructure. CLASIC helps...

Posted: April 27, 2021, 8:09 AM