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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.

  • 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
  • Green Office Interview: Why does sustainability matter?

    Adam Hg, from the Retriever Weekly, interviewed Tanvi Gadhia, UMBC's Sustainability Coordinator, about the Green Office Program.  1) Why is it important to maintain a green work environment...
    Posted: March 30, 2016 4:18 PM
  • Shout Out to HLSU and Larry Hennessy from Facilities Mgmt.

    Thanks for coming out last week to help! We appreciate the work you all put in and we hope to see all of you next week.
    Posted: March 29, 2016 10:19 PM
  • SGA Green Paw Fund: Sustainability in Student Events

    At this link, you can view a guide to eco-friendly events at UMBC! Dear student leaders, Did you know that there is an easy way to make your next...
    Posted: March 7, 2016 6:12 PM