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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.

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  • 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
  • Photos from Greek Life Recycle Bin Contest

    Getting Creative with Recycling
    Posted: April 5, 2011 3:44 PM
  • AASHE Student Diary Series: Greening Campus Events

    Susie Choi, co-program coordinator for the Green Events Consulting team at Stanford University (CA), is featured in this installment of the AASHE Bulletin Sustainability Student Diary series. She...
    Posted: March 11, 2011 6:36 PM
  • Guest Blogger: 3 Ways to Green Study Abroad...

    Full Title: Guest Blogger: 3 Ways to Green Study Abroad Promotional Activities Below is the final installment of a four-blog mini-series, reposted from the Sustainability Education blog of Living...
    Posted: March 11, 2011 6:19 PM
  • Guest Blogger: Effective Campus Sustainability Messaging

    Once after keynoting an event for a local university, a former English professor emailed me the following message: “Remember, Walt Whitman promised that the natural environment--whenever...
    Posted: March 9, 2011 9:41 AM
  • How do we improve STARS?

    STARS is an ever-evolving system which provides colleges and universities with a tool to track their progress toward sustainability and provides the public the opportunity to see what is happening...
    Posted: March 4, 2011 1:37 PM
  • Guest Blogger: 3 Ways to Green Study Abroad Offices

    Below is the third installment of a four-blog mini-series, reposted from the Sustainability Education blog of Living Routes Director Daniel Greenberg. Stay tuned for the final installment next...
    Posted: March 4, 2011 1:13 PM
  • UMBC Recyclmania Results Through February

    Thank you and Keep up the Great Work! After launching Recyclmania on February 10th, the UMBC community really "picked up the pace" and has greatly increased our recycling pace. In fact, for the week ending...
    Posted: March 3, 2011 12:04 AM