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

Maryland Green Purchasing Committee's '22 Report Released

UMBC Ranks 3rd in USM Green Purchases

The Maryland Green Purchasing Committee has published the FY 2022 Green Purchasing Annual Report! In FY 2022, Maryland spent $49.9 million on environmentally preferable commodities. Maryland’s...

Posted: January 18, 2023, 8:43 AM

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

AASHE upcoming workshops & webinars

Enhance your sustainability professional development!

2023 has a great lineup of educational opportunities for you, including: Jan. 5: Building a Curriculum Development Program for Your Institution Feb. 9: A Deep Dive into STARS Data Quality...

Posted: January 4, 2023, 7:55 AM