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

Take a Survey & Win Some UMBC Sustainability Matters Swag!

Dear UMBC Community, UMBC's Office of Sustainability engages with the campus community in numerous ways to help inform our work to promote sustainability within our interconnected environment,...

Posted: September 7, 2021, 1:05 PM

Call for Grad Student Presenters!

Sustainability on Tap (SoT) networking session @GCSHE

Do you know an advanced-degree/graduate student who is attending the upcoming Global Conference on Sustainability in Higher Education (GCSHE)? Are they also doing interesting...

Posted: September 1, 2021, 9:18 AM

Got Plastic?

30+ new locations on campus for plastics recycling!

UMBC now offers collection and recycling of all clean plastic bags, films, and wraps! These items can be placed into one of the 35 yellow bins located throughout campus. The bins will be placed on...

Posted: August 31, 2021, 10:45 AM