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

AASHE STARS SILVER Seal

second nature marks of distinction

2021 MDE Sustainability Leadership Award Winner

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Featured News

Eleven Million Reasons to Sign the ACUPCC

By Jeff Julian, Director of Communications and External Relations and Sustainability Initiatives Committee Member, Joliet Junior College Less than one-third of the 645 colleges and universities...

Posted: July 6, 2009, 12:00 AM

RMI Workshop Convened to Brainstorm Solutions to the...

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Posted: July 6, 2009, 12:00 AM

Fair Trade - Addressing the Social Pillar of...

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