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

Help Baltimore City DPW Plan Stormwater projects

Baltimore City DPW is seeking to engage community members to identify our next round of potential quality improvement projects in high-priority (1 and 2) areas in Baltimore City (maps of priority...

Posted: August 18, 2022, 1:49 PM

Introducing our Zero Waste Event Guide!

Learn how to make your campus events as "green" as possible!

We're proud to launch our Zero Waste Event Guide!  Zero Waste is typically defined as less than 10% of waste being disposed of as trash (meaning lots of recycling and composting).  This guide...

Posted: August 15, 2022, 3:13 PM

MDE wants YOUR input on Stormwater Permits

Seeks input on Climate Change & Endangered Species

General Discharge Permit For Discharges Associated with Construction Activities Maryland General Permit No. 20-CP On September 25, 2020, the Department published notice of its tentative...

Posted: August 12, 2022, 8:08 AM