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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.

  • Dr. Jeff Halverson talks about Hurricane Joaquin on NPR

    NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Jeff Halverson, severe weather expert for the Capitol Weather Gang. He also teaches meteorology at University Of Maryland, Baltimore County about how and why...
    Posted: October 2, 2015 8:19 AM
  • Why/how I am using fewer plastic bags: reduce/reuse/recycle

    Why and how I am wasting fewer plastic bags By Sarah Douglas, UMBC Eco-Ambassador  Plastic bags are handed out all over, but I’ve learned the negative impacts of plastic bags on the environment...
    Posted: October 1, 2015 3:08 PM
  • 10 Reasons to go to Harvest Fest & Celebrate Sustainability

    1. It's adorable and right on campus in the Commons:  2. The police let you ride their segways and help you register your bikes so they can help if your bike gets lost or stolen. ...
    Posted: September 30, 2015 4:47 PM
  • Joint Center for Earth Systems Tech: UMBC's NASA partnership

    JCET’s Renewed Grant Promises Nearly $50 Million Over Next Five years Posted on September 24, 2015 by Roland King The Joint Center for Earth Systems Technology (JCET) partnership, entering its...
    Posted: September 28, 2015 12:55 PM
  • Continually Improving the Campus Recycling (student story)

    By Shane Wellnitz Environmental Science Major Environmental Task Force President, Eco-Ambassador, Food Recovery Network Vice President The waste problem: Most of us at UMBC are proud of our...
    Posted: September 24, 2015 3:50 PM
  • Student leader needed: Enviro Service Spring Break

    Hi all, For the past several years, UMBC students have stepped up to organize an environmental service trip during spring break. By serving locally, students are able to contribute to local...
    Posted: September 22, 2015 12:17 PM
  • Pics from UMBC's Pig Pen Pond: Science of Water (SCI 100)

    Did you know that this peaceful pond is right on campus? It's called Pig Pen Pond.  Back when UMBC's land was used for farming, this was where the pigs would bathe. These Science of Water...
    Posted: September 17, 2015 12:35 PM
  • Meet our Eco-Intern & student leader: Kourtney Rutkowski

    Over the next few weeks we'll be highlighting the work and viewpoints of our student volunteers, the #‎UMBC Eco-Ambassadors! First we are kicking off the series with a spotlight on Kourtney...
    Posted: September 17, 2015 12:20 PM
  • First Meeting

    It was a success!
    Thanks to everyone who came to our first meeting! We hope to see all of you again at the next meeting and at future events too!
    Posted: September 12, 2015 12:40 PM
  • Welcome to SEA!

    Hi everyone! It was wonderful to meet all of you at Involvement Fest! We're so glad to hear that you're interested in Students for Environmental Awareness (SEA).  First of all, we meet...
    Posted: September 10, 2015 2:03 PM