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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.

  • APA Special Issue: Psychology & Global Climate Change

    In August of 2009, I wrote about the findings from the report of the American Psychological Association's (APA) task force studying the interface between psychology and global climate change....
    Posted: May 26, 2011 10:11 PM
  • AASHE Student Diary Series: 'The Rot Spot'

    Michael Rogers, a recent graduate of urban studies at the University of Richmond, is featured in this installment of the AASHE Bulletin Sustainability Student Diary series. A culmination of almost...
    Posted: May 23, 2011 1:07 PM
  • AASHE Interview Series: Kent Blumenthal, Executive...

    Full Title: AASHE Interview Series: Kent Blumenthal, Executive Director, NIRSA This week’s interview is with Kent Blumenthal, the Executive Director of the National Intramural-Recreational Sports...
    Posted: May 20, 2011 12:42 PM
  • Smart Microgrids on College & University Campuses

    There are numerous reasons campuses are beginning to implement smart microgrids (small-scale versions of centralized electricity systems). Many are interested in improving the ability to measure...
    Posted: May 18, 2011 12:30 PM
  • Campus Sustainability Case Study Highlights:...

    Full Title: Campus Sustainability Case Study Highlights: Sustainability Faculty Fellows Program at the University of Vermont This is the second in a series of blog articles highlighting the many...
    Posted: May 12, 2011 11:45 AM
  • Campus Sustainability Case Study Highlights: Harvard...

    Full Title: Campus Sustainability Case Study Highlights: Harvard Green Office Program Update: From Colin Durrant, Manager of Sustainability Communications at Harvard, " Harvard now has 119 green...
    Posted: May 4, 2011 11:21 AM
  • AASHE Student Diary Series: The Story of a Campus...

    Full Title: AASHE Student Diary Series: The Story of a Campus 'Compost Lady' Camille Delavaux, a first-year earth and environmental science student at Lehigh University, is featured in this...
    Posted: May 2, 2011 8:25 PM
  • International Campus Sustainability Organizations

    Update: More organizations have been identified in addition to those in the below list. Thank you Sonia Marcus! (via her blog Parlez-Vous Green Campus). With all the exciting activities,...
    Posted: May 2, 2011 1:51 PM
  • Sustainably Hydrating the Campus

    On my involvement with EcoFest last Friday (4/22).
    Last Friday at EcoFest I had the pleasure of talking with my peers (including some of my best friends) and others about my most recent accomplishment as a Sustainability Intern: negotiating a deal...
    Posted: April 23, 2011 11:32 PM
  • Earth Day Special Report

    In a video recently released by Second Nature, Arizona State University President Michael M. Crow recalls a conversation with a New York Times reporter who said: "Who cares whether or not the...
    Posted: April 22, 2011 4:12 PM