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UMBC Sustainability Initiatives



UMBC: Green is the New Black and Gold on February 5

In 2007, UMBC’s President Freeman Hrabowski joined over 500 campuses who have signed the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment. UMBC’s Climate Change Task Force has been charged with developing a plan to fulfill this commitment. On Thursday, February 5, UMBC joins colleges and universities around the US for the 2009 National Teach-in on Global Warming, and will showcase its Sustainability Initiative and celebrate its Climate Change Task Force’s work through:

  • a fair of local green businesses, government agencies, and climate action groups
  • sustainability performing and visual arts works and films,
  • campus-wide open classes on global warming across disciplines,
  • and a panel discussion on action and legislation to avert climate change.

    UMBC increased the percent of its electricity from renewable sources to 19.5% from 5%.

    For the third year in a row, UMBC will participate in the national Recyclemania project.

    UMBC has completed the first phase of an energy audit, and is now entering into an energy performance contract to implement further energy savings on campus.

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