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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Featured News

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2023 Environmental Justice Summer Scholars Program

Applications Open

The Center for Community Engagement, Environmental Justice, & Health (CEEJH) is launching the 2023 Environmental Justice Summer Scholars Program. Applications are currently open!...

Posted: March 27, 2023, 10:26 AM

Call for Student Proposals: Global University Climate Forum

Submission due March 30th

Offered in the context of the global climate negotiations, this program challenges student teams around the world to propose ideas for local-scale projects that will yield measurable results over...

Posted: March 1, 2023, 10:55 AM

Second Nature hiring for 4 paid fellowships

Get PAID to work on climate change

Overview: Second Nature is committed to centering climate justice/DEIAJ in all programming, member support systems, and internal organization operations. The Climate Justice Fellow will provide...

Posted: August 8, 2022, 1:33 PM