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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.

  • Climate Change/Costa Rica Study Abroad with GES

    New study abroad field course in Costa Rica Study climate change impacts in Costa Rica UMBC's Department of Geography and Environmental Systems has announced a new faculty-led...
    Posted: February 17, 2017 3:29 PM
  • New study abroad field course in Costa Rica

    Study climate change impacts in Costa Rica
    We are happy to announce that a new faculty-led international field course this summer to Costa Rica (Course dates: May 29 - June 14, 2017) This course will be led by Dr. Maggie Holland &...
    Posted: February 17, 2017 9:24 AM
  • UMBC's 10th Annual RecycleMania: Giveaways & deals!

    Purchase a Reusable Mug from Chartwells, UMBC's Dining Services for only $2.99 and get a FREE coffee or trea. All following coffee or tea purchases on campus are only $1! Valid at Pura Vida...
    Posted: February 6, 2017 3:50 PM
  • Before you leave for winter break: power down & conserve!

    Before you leave for winter break Winter break is around the corner. You are probably already thinking about your travels, or spending time at home with friends and family. Before you go,...
    Posted: December 19, 2016 12:51 PM
  • 2016 Green Office Certificate Recipients Recognized by UMBC

    This article was originally published in UMBC News and written by Sarah Hansen, UMBC Office of Institutional Advancement ...
    Posted: December 15, 2016 2:54 PM
  • Urban Water Sustainability Undergraduate Research Program

    Interested in Urban Water Sustainability? Join the UWIN Undergraduate Research Program The Urban Water Innovation Network (UWIN) allows student to conduct an independent research project by...
    Posted: December 6, 2016 12:03 PM
  • Earth Science Poster Session Dec 7th, 12-1pm
    Geography & Environmental Systems Department Seminar Series Presents: The Joint Center for Earth Systems Technology (JCET) Poster Session Sondhiem building, Ground Floor Wed, Dec 7, 12-1pm...
    Posted: December 6, 2016 11:37 AM
  • UMBC Eco Orgs Newsletter: student news summary!

    UMBC Eco-Org Newsletter Issue 1, Volume 1; December 2016 Compiled & Written by SGA Dept. of Environmental Affairs Link: This...
    Posted: December 1, 2016 4:30 PM
  • Eco-Hour: UMBC Student Podcasts on sustainability on WMBC

    Did you know that #UMBC students have a podcast on WMBC radio called "Eco-Hour: A discussion of sustainability, in relation to our campus and on a global scale." Tune in tonight, every Thursday at...
    Posted: December 1, 2016 11:30 AM
  • UMBC’s Huemmrich uses NASA satellite study climate change

    UMBC’s Huemmrich uses NASA satellite to measure effects of climate change on evergreen forests Will longer growing seasons help slow climate change, or will increased drought speed it up?...
    Posted: November 29, 2016 3:44 PM