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. 

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2021 MDE Sustainability Leadership Award Winner

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Featured News

Scary Sustainability

Ever notice that Campus Sustainability Day and Halloween are eerily close to each other? Well, call it a quirky coincidence, but there is such a thing as "scary sustainability". It is the notion...

Posted: October 28, 2010, 11:38 AM

Great Coverage of AASHE 2010 from University of...

Full Title: Great Coverage of AASHE 2010 from University of Georgia Student Emily Karol Emily Karol is a student at the University of Georgia where she serves as Co-chair of the Go Green Alliance...

Posted: October 19, 2010, 12:52 PM

Guest Post: Riding the Train back from AASHE 2010

The following article is a guest blog post from Cecil Scheib, Director of Energy and Sustainability at New York University. As I travel home by train from the wonderful AASHE 2010 conference in...

Posted: October 19, 2010, 10:01 AM