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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.

  • 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
  • UMBC Voices on Climate Change

    Recently in Paris, the international politicians came together to determine how to address climate change. Here at UMBC, President Hrabowski signed the "American Campus Act on Climate Pledge"...
    Posted: December 17, 2015 4:11 PM
  • UMBC researchers collaborate to improve sustainability

    Strategies Beyond "Green" [This story originally appeared on the main UMBC website] UMBC researchers collaborate to improve sustainability, with impacts in Maryland and across the nation....
    Posted: December 16, 2015 4:23 PM
  • UMBC Research Forum on Climate Change and the Environment

    UMBC Research Forum on Climate Change and the Environment Forum Highlights Value of Diverse Perspectives, Partnerships (Article originally posted by UMBC's Office of Research)...
    Posted: December 16, 2015 4:20 PM
  • MD Dept. of the Environment Secretary Grumbles visit

    MD Dept. of the Environment Secretary Grumbles visits UMBC Visit focuses on impact of environmental research, teaching (Article originally posted by UMBC's Office of Research) Maryland...
    Posted: December 16, 2015 4:19 PM
  • How to Recycle & Compost in the Commons!

    Happy America Recycles Day! Most people spend three seconds after each meal to sort their waste into four categories:  Paper Recycling, Plastic/Glass/Aluminum Recycling, Composting and...
    Posted: November 16, 2015 3:39 PM
  • The Story Behind UMBC's New Solar Tables!

    What is a Solar Table? An outdoor picnic table with outlets for charging your laptop or phone. The solar panels on the umbrella of the table and battery pack at the center stores the solar energy...
    Posted: November 4, 2015 11:30 AM
  • Learn about Compost: Win local pumpkins & apples!

    Learn About Compost!  When:  Wednesday, Oct 28th, 2015 Where:  Commons Breezeway Why:  Learn how to compost; win pumpkins & apples What:  Stop by for composting, trivia and tossing...
    Posted: October 27, 2015 11:21 AM