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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. Matt Fagan featured in Science Advances

    When embarking on a reforestation project...
    Congrats to Dr. Fagan. To read the news article follow the website link below.
    Posted: May 16, 2018 3:58 PM
  • EcoFest: Celebrate Earth Day all week!

    Come out to celebrate earth day all week with Students for Environmental Awareness (SEA) from April 16th-April 20th. Here is just a quick overview of the events Students for Environmental...
    Posted: April 13, 2018 11:21 AM
  • Co Lab: Help tell the story of UMBC & Climate Action!

    Apply today to the UMBC CoLab Program to help tell the about UMBC's efforts to address climate change through video production! Create an effective narrative about UMBC’s campus, communities,...
    Posted: March 27, 2018 11:08 AM
  • Adopt a Plot in UMBC's Community Garden!

    Spring is around the corner! Register for a plot in UMBC's community garden!  The garden was built by students for anyone in the UMBC community to have access to fertile soil and land to grow in....
    Posted: March 15, 2018 10:24 AM
  • Donate your used professional clothing!

    UMBC Suits You Professional Clothing Drive Donation Deadline Extended! Donations are still needed for the UMBC Suits Your Professional Clothing Drive. Get an early jump on spring cleaning...
    Posted: March 9, 2018 2:59 PM
  • RecycleMania Fashion Show/Creative Showcase/Drum Circle!!!

    Thursday, March 1st: 6-9pm, UMBC Ballroom  Fashion Show Party ft: food, performances (dance, music, poetry,) clothing swap, crafts, photobooth & drum circle!  Costumes made from recycled...
    Posted: February 28, 2018 2:25 PM
  • Researcher of the Week: Ariel Poirier

    Getting Her Hands Dirty: Assessing Traits in Plant Species
    Ariel Poirier is a Geography and Environmental Studies major. She is  a Newcombe Scholar for Returning Women. To learn more about Ariel's research follow the website link below.
    Posted: February 20, 2018 12:27 AM
  • Chris Swan featured in The Atlantic

    UMBC’s Chris Swan transforms vacant lots in Baltimore
    Congrats to Chris Swan! To read the full Atlantic article follow the website link below.
    Posted: February 20, 2018 12:16 AM
  • White men may benefit most from Amazon's HQ2

    Dillon Mahmoudi coauthors article for The Conversation
    Bravo to Dillon for this great and timely piece in The Conversation, co-authored with Amy Bhatt from GWSS.
    Posted: February 6, 2018 8:57 PM
  • Ali Tokay receives AMS Editor's Award

    Dr. Ali Tokay, JCET-UMBC (Joint Center for Earth System Technology and a Department of Geography & Environmental Systems Affiliated Faculty Member) received the American Meteorological Society...
    Posted: February 5, 2018 9:42 PM