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

It's Balloon Week!

Dr. Kaylor's GES286 class takes to the skies

UMBC's campus just got a bit more colorful! This week, Dr. Kaylor's Intro to GIS class will be gathering aerial data using weather balloons. On Friday morning, you can expect to see several...

Posted: November 30, 2023, 2:55 PM

UMBC Recognized in the AASHE Sustainable Campus Index

UMBC recognized for top performance in the water category

The 2023 Sustainable Campus Index (SCI) recognizes top-performing colleges and universities by country, institution type, and in 17 sustainability impact areas, as measured by the Sustainability...

Posted: November 16, 2023, 9:02 AM

Meet our New Assistant Director of Sustainability, Taylor

Join our office in welcoming him to UMBC!

Taylor Smith has joined UMBC as the university’s new Assistant Director of Sustainability.  Taylor has previously worked in the private sector as an environmental engineer and sustainability...

Posted: November 15, 2023, 4:23 PM