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

Milestones in Sustainability Education – Where Will...

Full Title: Milestones in Sustainability Education – Where Will We Go Next? Two impressive milestones occurred at the end of the 2008-2009 academic year – Arizona State University graduated its...

Posted: June 26, 2009, 5:11 PM

AASHE Interview Series: David Steinour, Interim...

Full Title: AASHE Interview Series: David Steinour, Interim Chief Information Officer, The George Washington University The topic of sustainability and of "greening" IT departments continues to...

Posted: June 25, 2009, 4:24 PM

Campus Sustainability Wikis

For those interested in campus climate action planning, many have by now likely visited AASHE's first foray into wikis with our Climate Planning for Campuses: A How to Guide. However, there are...

Posted: June 25, 2009, 1:00 AM