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. 

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2021 MDE Sustainability Leadership Award Winner

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Invitation for Student Sustainability Writers

The Sustainable Age is a student journal seeking authors

The Sustainable Age is a student journal founded by students of the North Texas Regional Center of Expertise Network. The journal is seeking volunteer student writers to submit original articles...

Posted: September 22, 2021, 11:35 AM

Call for Grad Student Presenters!

Sustainability on Tap (SoT) networking session @GCSHE

Do you know an advanced-degree/graduate student who is attending the upcoming Global Conference on Sustainability in Higher Education (GCSHE)? Are they also doing interesting...

Posted: September 1, 2021, 9:18 AM

The Environmental & Climate Justice Studies Digital Hub

Call for Presentations/Panels

CALL for PARTICIPATION 2021 CONFERENCE and THEMATIC PROGRAM of EVENTS: – RADICAL CLIMATE JUSTICE for the GLOBAL COMMONS – On August 9, 2021 the UN’s International Panel on Climate Change...

Posted: August 26, 2021, 2:55 PM