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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.

  • 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
  • Jeff Halverson discusses the iconic 1950 Thanksgiving Storm

    Follow the link below to one of the most intense 20th-century storms you may have never heard of.
    Posted: November 27, 2017 2:49 PM
  • Pollution Buildup At Conowingo Dam May Harm Chesapeake Bay

    UMBC Professor Andy Miller discusses Conowingo Dam and how it could hinder Chesapeake Bay cleanup in this article and podcast with NPR.
    Posted: November 22, 2017 11:26 AM
  • Out of Sync in a Warming World

    UMBC Ecologist Colin Studds discusses how climate change is altering seasonal events in the natural world in this podcast with WYPR.
    Posted: November 22, 2017 11:20 AM
  • America Recycles Day: Single Stream Recycling Announcement!

    Happy America Recycles Day everyone (yes, November 15th is known as America Recycles Day)!  You have have noticed bins around campus that say "paper only". New changes are coming this January...
    Posted: November 15, 2017 4:04 PM
  • UMBC adds sustainability requirements to dining contract

    UMBC is about to renew or start a new contract for dining services. ...
    Posted: November 15, 2017 1:49 PM