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
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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