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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.

  • Petition: Make UMBC Take Action on Climate Change

    We, the undersigned students, faculty, staff, and community members ask that UMBC commits to take bold and urgent action on climate change by: 1. Cut our greenhouse gas pollution by purchasing...
    Posted: May 1, 2017 8:11 PM
  • Interdisciplinary Life Sciences: Green Bldg breaking Ground

    Did you know UMBC's newest building, the Interdisciplinary Life Sciences Building, has a breaking ground ceremony today at 3pm on the Quad? The building will replace the site of the one story...
    Posted: May 1, 2017 2:20 PM
  • Ecofest 2017: Students organize Annual Earth Day Festival!

    SEA’s Green Fest lives on  LEVI BEVERLY 1 DAY AGO Originally published in the Retriever Weekly  Spring has finally arrived and green is in. UMBC students have finally been able to...
    Posted: April 28, 2017 2:10 PM
  • Students Take Action on Climate Change, Organize Bus to DC

    Passionate UMBC students have organized a bus to the Peoples Climate March in Washington DC Tickets are available for $6 each...
    Posted: April 27, 2017 10:56 AM
  • Carpool: Protect Clean Air from Pollution- & National Parks!

    Carpool: Save Gas to Cut Air Pollution... and contribute to National Parks!  ZimRide is our online UMBC Carpooling matching service: Zimride is a private...
    Posted: April 13, 2017 2:37 PM
  • Earth Day- All Week!! Planting, Crafts, Food, Music & more

    EcoFest is a weeklong series of events organized by Students for Environmental Awareness in coordination with other student organization partners such as Environmental Task Force, SGA, The Garden,...
    Posted: April 13, 2017 1:00 PM
  • UMBC Research: climate change & environmental topics

    We are excited to share a brief roundup of recent UMBC research news relating to climate change and the environment:  ​ UMBC’s JCET researchers discover new wrinkle in the role of clouds in...
    Posted: April 5, 2017 4:10 PM
  • 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