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

Sustainable Halloween Costume Contest

Submit your costume to win a sustainable gift basket!

Dressing up for Halloween doesn’t have to hurt the planet.  A sustainable Halloween costume is thrifted, borrowed, or made out of items you already owned. Enter our sustainable Halloween...

Posted: October 18, 2021, 2:24 PM

Join us and become a campus naturalist!

Help build the iNaturalist Project

The Office of Sustainability would like to invite you to join our new iNaturalist Project!   About iNaturalist One of the world’s most popular nature apps, iNaturalist helps you identify...

Posted: October 13, 2021, 1:00 PM

Google Maps to show the lowest carbon route for car journeys

Air Travel Emissions included too!

Starting on 10/13/21 Google Maps will allow users to select the route with the lowest carbon emissions. If the lowest emissions route is also the fastest then google maps will automatically...

Posted: October 13, 2021, 8:31 AM