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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.

  • Farmers market and Just Food at UMBC!

    The season for fresh and abundant local produce is upon us!  UMBC Dining Services partnered with Just Food UMBC to offer sustainable, local, and fresh food in the True Grits dining hall in...
    Posted: June 1, 2016 3:19 PM
  • Chesapeake Bay Foundation highlights UMBC’s greening efforts

    Chesapeake Bay Foundation highlights UMBC’s focus on environmental stewardship UMBC’s commitment to sustainable environmental practices and the health of the Chesapeake Bay is the focus of...
    Posted: June 1, 2016 3:11 PM
  • On campus internship: Electric Vehicle Initiative

    EVEP Internship Description BEVI, the Baltimore-Washington Electric Vehicle Initiative, is a non-profit focused on electric vehicle education and outreach.  BEVI is looking for summer interns...
    Posted: May 23, 2016 10:19 AM
  • Don't dump it, donate it! Student reusables collection!

    Students are leading a sustainability campaign called "retriever treasure', collecting donations from residence halls as students begin the process of moving out, to prevent reusable items from...
    Posted: May 11, 2016 4:23 PM
  • How to sort your recycling & compost!

    What to Recycle:  Aluminum cans, metals, paper, cardboard, glass, plastics. Paper: In academic and administrative areas, paper is collected separately.      What to Compost:  DO NOT...
    Posted: April 26, 2016 2:51 PM
  • News Round Up: Sustainability in the Retriever Weekly

    UMBC Green Office Program Promotes Conservation Actions The program is straightforward: offices are encouraged to become “green office certified” by meeting a number of requirements on a...
    Posted: April 25, 2016 12:43 PM
  • Celebrating Earth Day @UMBC #photos

    The events that Celebrate Earth Week @UMBC! have been organized by passionate and committed volunteers, students leaders, caring people at this caring place. For us to achieve sustainability,...
    Posted: April 22, 2016 10:55 AM
  • May Faculty Sustainability Workshop: Registration Now Open

    Faculty Curriculum Development Workshop: Incorporating Sustainability Across Disciplines will take place Thursday, May 26th and Friday, May 27th, 2016. 10am to 5pm.  Registration is now open...
    Posted: April 21, 2016 12:53 PM
  • Undergrad Researchers take a Sustainability Focus

    One week from today is Earth Day. The following week is URCAD, UMBC's undergraduate research fair. Today we are spotlighting some undergraduate researchers who decided to focus on the environment,...
    Posted: April 15, 2016 11:14 AM
  • Celebrate Earth Day @UMBC: Calendar of Events!

    Visit for more information about the listing of events below!  Food Waste Dinner Wed, April 13 | 7:30 PM | Habor Cafe Students glean, prepare & share a homecooked...
    Posted: April 7, 2016 12:31 PM