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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.

  • 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
  • Guest Blogger: 5 Ways to Support Students Learning...

    Full Title: Guest Blogger: 5 Ways to Support Students Learning about Sustainability While Studying Abroad Below is the second installment of a four-blog mini-series, reposted from the...
    Posted: February 25, 2011 12:16 PM
  • ResLife Boards

    I am going to be submitting this to Adam Howell so he can print these and put these in residential halls to create more awareness about how students can be more sustainable in their everyday...
    Posted: February 23, 2011 8:12 PM
  • Recyclemania Flyer

    Here's a flier for Recyclemania. What do you guys think?
    Posted: February 23, 2011 7:25 PM
  • RecycleMania Student Video Contest

    Win $500 for Best Video
    This year we are going viral. We are coordinating a recycling video competition for participating colleges and universities. To increase student engagement for the recycling competition, we are...
    Posted: February 23, 2011 8:33 AM
  • General Electric College EcoChallenge - Entries due March 15

    Innovative Ideas to Power the Home - Grand Prize is $100,000
    About the Challenge Welcome to Phase II of the GE ecomagination Challenge, a $200 million innovation experiment where businesses, entrepreneurs, innovators and students share their best ideas on...
    Posted: February 19, 2011 10:42 AM
  • Guest Blogger: 5 Ways to Design Sustainable Study...

    Full Title: Guest Blogger: 5 Ways to Design Sustainable Study Abroad Programs Below is the first installment of a four-blog mini-series, reposted from the Sustainability Education blog of Living...
    Posted: February 17, 2011 12:54 PM
  • Week 2 UMBC Update on RecyleMania - BIG GAINS

    20.3% of the 106,747 pounds was recycled
    In week 2 of Recyclmania, UMBC showed its "green" spirit and tripled the percentage of trash we recycled from 6% to over 20%. For the second week of the competition UMBC recycled over 10 tons of...
    Posted: February 16, 2011 4:16 PM