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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.

  • Free for UMBC Carshare: Zipcar plus $20 in driving credit

    Free Zipcar membership plus $20 in driving credit for UMBC! UMBC has 6 zipcars available for rent by the day or hour for all ages! In support of our continued campus sustainability initiatives,...
    Posted: November 22, 2016 1:47 PM
  • Getting to the Polls: Election Day Transportation Options

    Tomorrow is Election Day.  It's an important time where our action (or inaction) will significantly shape the course of history. It's a major opportunity to protect our interests now, and into the...
    Posted: November 7, 2016 2:37 PM
  • 4 GES alumni in current Chesapeake Conservation Corps cohort

    4 GES alumni in Chesapeake Conservation Corps (CCC)
    This year (2016-2017), four of our recent graduates are currently working as Chesapeake Conservation Corps members, each with a placement in a different organization working throughout the...
    Posted: November 7, 2016 10:20 AM
  • David Hoffman, discusses the climate crisis & taking action

    Talking to the #UMBCSky guy BY LEVI BEVERLY   •   NOVEMBER 3, 2016 Civic duty is something one has probably heard much...
    Posted: November 3, 2016 4:05 PM
  • Celebrate the life of Jill Wrigley

    The UMBC campus and the Baltimore area would not be what it is today without the nourishment and cultivation offered by food justice leader, educator, and interdisciplinary advisor Jill...
    Posted: October 13, 2016 4:31 PM
  • How I recycle while living on campus: repurposing a box

    How I recycle while living on campus How repurposing a cardboard box as a recycling bin made me breath easier and recycle more in my room. By Samina Musa If you’re anything like me, you...
    Posted: October 12, 2016 1:33 PM
  • Eat Local Week at True Grits!

    Next week, the UMBC dining hall, True Grits, features a locally sourced menu!  BeginsEndsName9/26/169/26/16Eat Local Week - Local Salad  It's Eat Local Week! Enjoy a fresh local salad feature at...
    Posted: September 23, 2016 12:04 PM
  • UMBC Sustainability over the years: green campus photo tour

    1997 Faculty advocated to protect a large forested area, now called the Conservation and Environmental Research Area (CERA), from the pond to past the research center. There are wonderful trails...
    Posted: September 6, 2016 10:23 AM
  • Alumni Katie Dix on environmental action in Baltimore

    Recently UMBC magazine featured an interview with an UMBC alumni working on environmental issues in Baltimore city:  Katie Dix ’10, American studies, on the Bay, Baltimore, and jumping in...
    Posted: August 16, 2016 5:52 PM
  • Expert Air Quality, Health & Climate Change: Prof. Hennigan

    Christopher Hennigan, an UMBC expert on air quality, health, and climate change was recently featured in UMBC magazine:  Everyone dreads a bad air day when it pops up on a weather forecast, but...
    Posted: August 16, 2016 5:44 PM