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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.

  • 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
  • National Academies roll-out "Decadal Survey"

    This survey is done every ten years by a large National Research Council panel comprised of representatives from academia and industry, and advises NASA, and the other space-faring agencies, of...
    Posted: January 26, 2018 5:46 PM
  • Antarctica: Aerial Photos Reveal Impact of Climate Change

    Chris Shuman's collaboration with Time magazine
    Chris Shuman of JCET (affiliated at GES) and Nathan Krutz (UMBC Physics PhD 2009, and now at GSFC) both collaborated with Time on this article, "The Great Crack-Up" on climate change's impact on...
    Posted: January 22, 2018 3:09 PM
  • New Years Resolutions: Green, Happy & Healthy

    Live wisely. Get healthy. Save money. Be your best self.  Here are some simple choices that do all of the above! Reduce Waste Remember your reusable mug, bottle and bag, keep it with you, in...
    Posted: January 2, 2018 2:23 PM
  • Winter Break Checklist! Before you go...

    Winter break is on the horizon! With over 30 green offices, and hundreds of retrievers who have pledged to adopt greener habits, more and more people at UMBC are taking action to be more mindful...
    Posted: December 14, 2017 3:33 PM
  • Clare Maffei's Summer 2017 Research- New Life for Old Fields

    This past summer, Clare Maffei was involved in monitoring sites to evaluate the pollinator community during peak blooms and make recommendations for future restoration efforts. To find out more...
    Posted: November 28, 2017 11:10 AM