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

Computer Power Management – Another No Cost...

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Posted: August 25, 2010, 1:39 PM

Related Campus Sustainability Blogs

As with all blogs, new campus sustainability blogs are popping up and old ones are falling into disuse all the time. If you know of a blog that should be included or think one of the blogs we have...

Posted: August 2, 2010, 8:39 PM

New Research: Can Urban University Expansion and...

Full Title: New Research: Can Urban University Expansion and Sustainable Development Co-Exist? As campuses work on developing climate action plans and long term sustainability projects, a...

Posted: July 28, 2010, 10:36 AM