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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.

  • 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
  • AASHE Releases STARS: A Year In Review

    AASHE has released its first annual report, “STARS: A Year in Review.” From sustainability research opportunities to sustainable dining efforts to campus-wide social justice initiatives, this...
    Posted: April 19, 2011 3:06 PM
  • SGA Members Attend Smart and Sustainable Campuses Conference

    Yasmin Karimian (SGA President), Nathan Rehr (SGA Director of Environmental Affairs), Salar Khaleghzadegan (SGA Judge Advocate), and myself, Jo-z Schwartz (Sustainability Intern) attended the 2011...
    Posted: April 7, 2011 7:32 PM
  • Guest Blogger: Lessons From a Solar Decathlon Team Leader

    This week's guest blog article is by John Clinton, Associate Professor of Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management at Milano-The New School for Management & Urban Policy in New York...
    Posted: April 7, 2011 9:45 AM