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30% of our energy is sourced from renewables

UMBC has reduced emissions by 18%

 Together, we collaborate, catalyze, and celebrate sustainability in all our practices. UMBC strives to protect, restore, and generate a healthy and just environment for all.


Collaboration between students, faculty and staff has led UMBC’s greening initiatives for many years, in many ways!

Each of us has the power to contribute to UMBC’s carbon neutrality goal.

To dive deeper, take the Green Pledge and plug in to UMBC’s many groups and initiatives.

  • Tree Planting Event featured in Retreiver Weekly

    Shannon Carney for TRW Retriever Weekly Article:  Green thumbs for a greener earth BY SHANNON CARNEY   •   MAY 3, 2016 Earth...
    Posted: August 10, 2016 2:54 PM
  • Campus Stream & Greenway Featured in UMBC Newspaper

    Courtesy of Tanvi Gadhia Retriever weekly article: Exploring historic Herbert Run BY RICHARD WILLIAMS   •   APRIL 21, 2016...
    Posted: August 10, 2016 2:47 PM
  • Welcome Week: Eco-Service in Baltimore

    Welcome new students through giving back in the community! Have fun, connect with new people, and with organizations making a difference in Baltimore, Sat, Aug 29 with UMBC Student Life:...
    Posted: August 10, 2016 2:43 PM
  • Join the Eco-Ambassadors: UMBC's Eco-Outreach Team!

    Join the eco-ambassadors! Join the team and join forces with fellow passionate, dedicated students taking action to make change today! Fill out the following...
    Posted: August 2, 2016 12:41 PM
  • Registration open for UMBC eco service trip to Panama

    UMBC Global Brigades student leaders have organized a spring break service trip to Central America, with an environmental mission. Click here to sign up for a Global Brigades program with UMBC....
    Posted: July 20, 2016 5:19 PM
  • UMBC researcher discusses realities/myths of Climate Change

    Change is the only constant Posted by Angela Graf  Photo by: Angela Graf | News Editor Dr. Hoban lectures to a full hall of people in the IRC about climate change. Some people roll their...
    Posted: July 20, 2016 5:11 PM
  • Environment & Sustainability: Self Study

    The draft Middle States Self-Study is now available to the campus community. We encourage you to review the document and share your thoughts and comments. The draft will be available for comment...
    Posted: July 11, 2016 12:06 PM
  • Swan awarded NSF funds for biodiversity synthesis

    Swan and colleagues at Colorado State University and Indiana State University were awarded funds from the National Science Foundation Long Term Ecological Research Network Communications Office...
    Posted: July 7, 2016 1:37 PM
  • University System of MD divests from fossil fuels: Balt. Sun

    University System of Maryland to direct its endowment away from fossil fuels The University System of Maryland will no longer invest in certain fossil fuel sources. The Baltimore Sun...
    Posted: June 29, 2016 10:55 AM
  • 4th Annual Sustainability Workshop: Faculty Insights

    UMBC's 4th annual "Sustainability Across the Disciplines workshop was recently held, geared towards supporting faculty in including interconnections to global systems in teaching, empowering...
    Posted: June 10, 2016 2:22 PM