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30% of our energy is sourced from renewables

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.

  • Greenway: Enjoy Spring Nature Walks, Explore Campus trails!

    As the weather warms, spend some time exploring green spaces across campus! The Greenway is a path that connects forests, ponds, gardens, and more from inside the loop to the wooded outskirts of...
    Posted: March 29, 2017 6:39 PM
  • Dawn Biehler - urban pests and housing inequality

    Dawn Biehler on urban pests and housing inequality
    The last year has brought increased attention to mosquito-borne diseases, including the Zika virus, West Nile virus, and malaria. Dawn Biehler recently brought this discussion closer to home in a...
    Posted: March 18, 2017 10:39 AM
  • RecycleMania: UMBC's Compost & Recycling Rate

    Did you know UMBC is currently competing in RecycleMania...  Here's how we're doing... Let's do better! Sort your waste. Reduce your consumption. Remember your reusable alternatives...
    Posted: March 17, 2017 2:58 PM
  • SEA's Sustainable Yard Sale featured in The Retriever

    Shannon Carney for The Retriever STUDENT LIFE Sustainability for sale BY SHANNON CARNEY   •   SEPTEMBER 19, 2016 The student-created project group, Retriever Treasures, braved the...
    Posted: March 17, 2017 1:59 PM
  • Env. Task Force's campus clean ups featured in The Retriever

    Pig Pen Pond is a site of UMBC research. Photo by James Gallagher. STUDENT LIFE Environmental task force strives to beautify campus BY CARRIE COOK   •   MARCH 16, 2017 CARRIE COOK...
    Posted: March 17, 2017 1:58 PM
  • Energy Saving Tips: hibernate computers & take stairs

    There are many ways in which students and faculty can play their part in energy conservation at UMBC. The campus has reduced carbon emissions by 15.5%  since 2007 (when President Hrabowski signed...
    Posted: March 13, 2017 3:11 PM
  • Energy Saving Tip: Mindful use of Handicap Door Buttons

    Why you shouldn't necessarily push the handicap button... Waste of Energy: Heating & cooling of the building escapes Reduces the lifespan of the equipment A campus estimates the cost...
    Posted: March 13, 2017 2:32 PM
  • UMBC plans alternatives to reduce need for campus parking

    Below is an excerpt from a recent Baltimore Sun article about UMBC. The...
    Posted: March 9, 2017 4:56 PM
  • What You Can Recycle @UMBC

    Items You Can Recycle Paper Newspaper Envelopes Junk mail Phone books Brochures Magazines Cardboard Ream wrappers File folders Poster board Frozen food boxes Cardboard boxes...
    Posted: March 8, 2017 5:44 PM
  • Questions about Compost & Recycling @UMBC? Ask Me Anything!

    Did you know...  UMBC has a color coded composting, recycling and trash collection system: There are 3 types of bags, blue bags in recycling bins, special green compostable bags in compost bins,...
    Posted: March 8, 2017 4:21 PM