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

October is Campus Sustainability Month!

UMBC Sustainability will host special events all month!

UMBC is proud to participate in Campus Sustainability Month throughout October. This annual event, hosted by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE),...

Posted: October 1, 2021, 10:16 AM

Could your new idea eliminate pollution from vehicles?

Are you a Solver with innovative ideas?

This Innocentive Clean Tech and Renewable Energy Pavilion Challenge is looking for innovative solutions to help radically reduce or even eliminate pollutant emissions from internal combustion...

Posted: September 29, 2021, 1:40 PM

MSCAC Presents: Climate Research & Policy Youth Conference

Learn more about research happening at UMBC & beyond!

Join MaryPIRG Student Climate Action Coalition and Sunrise UMBC on Sunday, October 3rd from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm EST to hear how professors and graduate students at our universities are interacting...

Posted: September 27, 2021, 10:51 AM