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’s Most Wanted: The Spotted Lantern Fly

Since August of 2020, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources has conducted 64 different hunting seasons covering a variety of animals, seasons, and locations. But there’s one animal in...

Posted: September 17, 2021, 11:48 AM

UMBC Sustainability Office to Speak at National Conference

2021 Global Conference on Sustainability in Higher Education

GSCHE Conference   With a theme of “The future is …”, this year’s Global Conference on Sustainability in Higher Education reflects the uncertainty about the future that many feel and invites...

Posted: September 17, 2021, 11:08 AM

$2,500 Course Development Grant

Social Action in Response to Climate Change

A $2,500 grant opportunity from the Bonner Foundation is available for developing an undergraduate or graduate course with a community organizing or social action component. Proposals that focus...

Posted: September 16, 2021, 9:18 AM