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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.

  • Sustainability Suggestions for UMBC Facilities Master Plan?

    If you haven't heard of the Facilities Master Plan, it develops a vision and proposal for state investments in UMBC's infrastructure over the next 5-10 years. The proposed vision for the plan is...
    Posted: November 15, 2017 1:29 PM
  • Classifying Hurricanes

    Samantha Durbin, class of 2017, environmental science, discusses issues with how hurricanes are categorized in this Capital Weather Gang article for The Washington Post.
    Posted: November 7, 2017 8:51 AM
  • Tour UMBC Herbert Run Greenway: forest/pond/stream/gardens!

    Tour UMBC's Herbert Run Greenway!  Friday Oct 20th: 2 PM - 3:30 PM Saturday Oct 21st: 2 PM - 3:30 PM This walk will highlight the Joseph Beuys Sculpture Garden, the Knoll, the Events...
    Posted: October 19, 2017 3:57 PM
  • Hrabowski/Campus Leaders to lead Climate Action and Forum

    "“UMBC is a community that recognizes climate change as a critical, global issue,” says UMBC President Freeman Hrabowski.  “As we increase the sustainability of our campus and involve more...
    Posted: September 20, 2017 4:12 PM
  • Welcome Week Service: Gardens, Urban Farms & Campus Greenway

    Welcoming UMBC into the world of service 1 DAY AGO This article was originally posted on the Retriever Weekly at:  Nine...
    Posted: September 14, 2017 1:33 PM
  • Apply to join UMBC's Eco-Ambassadors Team: Green our Campus!

    Peer sustainability education group on campus creates change
    Apply to join the UMBC Eco-Ambassador Team! (Or nominate a student)  What does an Ambassador do?  Share resources and information to inspire fellow students about how and why to live green...
    Posted: September 14, 2017 1:10 PM
  • Welcome Wk Eco Events: Hike, Garden, & Shop Green!

    Live green! Whether hiking campus trails, shopping at the campus yard sale, trying out the shuttle, grabbing a bike from the bike share, checking out the farmers market, or volunteering at the...
    Posted: August 16, 2017 11:36 AM
  • Chris Swan finds restoration efforts more effective

    A new study led by Chris Swan has found that stream restoration efforts such as bank stabilization, tree planting, and streambed manipulations have a greater impact on stream life in small...
    Posted: July 29, 2017 4:48 PM
  • UMBC unites with efforts to fight climate change after Paris

    Thanks to UMBC President Freeman A. Hrabowski III for taking a stand on climate change!  We're proud to stand w/ over a thousand of leaders to say "we are still in". We will act on climate...
    Posted: June 7, 2017 2:45 PM
  • UMBC faculty address water pollution: Blaney, Swan, Baker

    UMBC faculty research works to reduce pollution  in waterways Originally posted on: Each day,...
    Posted: May 24, 2017 3:34 PM