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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.

  • 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
  • 1st yr of Zimride How much carpools saved gas, emissions, $

    The stat's are in about UMBC's first year with the carpooling matching program, zimride! We've had 920 users sign up, 553 ride postings, and have an average if 10 users per ride.  Try it for...
    Posted: August 11, 2016 3:12 PM
  • Tree Planting Event featured in Retreiver Weekly

    Shannon Carney for TRW Retriever Weekly Article:  Green thumbs for a greener earth BY SHANNON CARNEY   •   MAY 3, 2016 Earth...
    Posted: August 10, 2016 2:54 PM
  • Campus Stream & Greenway Featured in UMBC Newspaper

    Courtesy of Tanvi Gadhia Retriever weekly article: Exploring historic Herbert Run BY RICHARD WILLIAMS   •   APRIL 21, 2016...
    Posted: August 10, 2016 2:47 PM
  • Welcome Week: Eco-Service in Baltimore

    Welcome new students through giving back in the community! Have fun, connect with new people, and with organizations making a difference in Baltimore, Sat, Aug 29 with UMBC Student Life:...
    Posted: August 10, 2016 2:43 PM
  • Join the Eco-Ambassadors: UMBC's Eco-Outreach Team!

    Join the eco-ambassadors! Join the team and join forces with fellow passionate, dedicated students taking action to make change today! Fill out the following...
    Posted: August 2, 2016 12:41 PM
  • Registration open for UMBC eco service trip to Panama

    UMBC Global Brigades student leaders have organized a spring break service trip to Central America, with an environmental mission. Click here to sign up for a Global Brigades program with UMBC....
    Posted: July 20, 2016 5:19 PM
  • UMBC researcher discusses realities/myths of Climate Change

    Change is the only constant Posted by Angela Graf  Photo by: Angela Graf | News Editor Dr. Hoban lectures to a full hall of people in the IRC about climate change. Some people roll their...
    Posted: July 20, 2016 5:11 PM