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

Times Higher Education Impact Rankings Logo

Featured News

AASHE 2010 Student Summit: A Snapshot of Tomorrow's...

Full Title: AASHE 2010 Student Summit: A Snapshot of Tomorrow's Sustainability Leaders “We all have a voice,” was the mantra of this year’s Student Summit at the 2010 AASHE Conference. Presented...

Posted: October 13, 2010, 1:41 PM

New Resource: Teaching the Concepts of Sustainable...

Full Title: New Resource: Teaching the Concepts of Sustainable Building to All Students A new joint publication between Second Nature and the U.S. Green Building Council was recently released that...

Posted: September 3, 2010, 9:44 AM

New Resource: A Look at the Growing Trend of Green...

Full Title: New Resource: A Look at the Growing Trend of Green Building in Higher Education As editor of the AASHE Bulletin, I am lucky to be able to highlight the positive steps toward...

Posted: September 1, 2010, 1:07 PM