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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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  • STARS 1.1 has been released!

    After several weeks of editing text and updating code, and countless discussions with Technical Advisors, AASHE launched STARS 1.1 on February 9th. This version of STARS includes what we call...
    Posted: February 11, 2011 12:59 PM
  • How to Support Federal Funding for Higher Ed...

    Full Title: How to Support Federal Funding for Higher Ed Sustainability Programs The below article was reposted from the Advancing Education for Sustainability blog published by Second Nature. The...
    Posted: February 9, 2011 3:09 PM
  • Guest Blogger: Caught in a Sustainability Groundhog Day?

    Brad McAllister, one of this month’s guest bloggers, is a partner and managing director at WAP Sustainability. He holds a B.S in ecology from the University of Georgia and an M.S in environmental...
    Posted: February 7, 2011 3:40 PM
  • Call for Articles! AASHE Bulletin: Global Edition

    AASHE is gearing up for the fourth edition of its semi-annual Global Edition! From building solar cars in Palestine to adopting fair trade campus policies in New Zealand, the AASHE Bulletin:...
    Posted: January 24, 2011 3:19 PM
  • Monitoring Global Environmental Change with NASA Satellite I

    Spring 2011 First Year Seminar - Dr. Ana Prados
    FYS  103N - Monitoring Global Environmental Change with NASA Satellite Imagery (S non-lab) GEP Th 4:30PM - 7:00PM Engineering Building Rm. 104...
    Posted: January 15, 2011 11:35 PM
  • Sustainability in American Culture

    Spring 2011 First Year Seminar - Dr. Rita Turner
    FYS 101R - Sustainability in American Culture (AH) GEP TuTh, 2:30PM - 3:45PM Fine Arts Building Rm. 530 Rita Turner This course explores the concept of sustainability, and how it...
    Posted: January 15, 2011 11:32 PM
  • AASHE Student Diary Series: The Opening of a...

    Full Title: AASHE Student Diary Series: The Opening of a Sustainable Food Storefront In this installment of the AASHE Bulletin Sustainability Student Diary series, members of the Berkeley Student...
    Posted: January 14, 2011 6:45 PM
  • AASHE Student Diary Series: Greening Fraternity...

    Full Title: AASHE Student Diary Series: Greening Fraternity Practices at U Chicago Ari Epstein, a senior at the University of Chicago, is featured in this installment of the AASHE Bulletin...
    Posted: December 9, 2010 7:02 PM
  • New White Paper: Uncovering Sustainability in the Curriculum

    The below article excerpt was written by Daniel J. Sherman who is the Luce-funded Professor of Environmental Policy and Decision Making at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington. The...
    Posted: December 6, 2010 3:11 PM
  • AASHE 2010 Wrap-up: Conference Materials, Blog...

    Full Title: AASHE 2010 Wrap-up: Conference Materials, Blog Coverage, Photos & Video Fall is flying by! I find it hard to believe that it has already been over a month since the AASHE 2010...
    Posted: November 23, 2010 9:57 AM