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. 

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2021 MDE Sustainability Leadership Award Winner

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ASFPM Foundation's Collegiate Student Paper Competition

Every spring the Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM) conducts an annual national conference that attracts more than 1,200 floodplain management professionals from federal, state...

Posted: December 13, 2021, 7:52 AM

Interested in a Clean Energy Career?

Explore the Dept. of Energy's Career Maps

Are you interested in exploring careers in the clean energy field? Check out the US Dept. of Energy's interactive career explorer maps!  US DOE's  bioenergy, solar , wind and hydrogen and fuel...

Posted: December 9, 2021, 11:02 AM

Second Nature's Climate Programs Internship Opportunity

PAID Internship!

Second Nature, the organization that UMBC partners with on the Climate Action Plan, is currently accepting applications for a part-time (15-20 hrs/week) Climate Programs Internship.  This is a...

Posted: December 6, 2021, 3:01 PM