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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.

  • 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!
    http://www.recyclmania.org/ 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
  • Community Matters Newsletter - Great American Cleanup

    February 2011
    Millions of Volunteers Will Lend a Helping Hand During the 2011 Great American Cleanup Keep America Beautiful (KAB) is encouraging people of all ages to rekindle their pride in their communities...
    Posted: March 2, 2011 11:28 PM
  • AASHE Student Diary Series: The Nature of College

    Darlene Seto, graduate student at the Institute for Resources, Environment, and Sustainability at the University of British Columbia, is featured in this installment of the AASHE Bulletin...
    Posted: February 28, 2011 10:01 AM
  • Behind the Scenes of the AASHE Website Redesign

    By now, we hope that you've noticed that the AASHE site has undergone a transformation. In January, we relaunched the AASHE website with a major reorganization of content and a new design. So...
    Posted: February 25, 2011 3:28 PM