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Sustainability Leadership Micro-Courses

The UMB Office of Sustainability is launching a series of online, asynchronous micro-courses about sustainability leadership. As of February 2024, the first two of three courses - Foundations of Sustainability and Making Sustainable Change are now live and accessible to all UMB students, staff, and faculty. We are excited to offer these courses through The Learning Institute to meet the unique needs and schedules of our campus constituents while recognizing the value of sustainability education.

If you are affiliated with UMB, you can register to take the first course (Foundations of Sustainability) here.

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If you are affiliated with UMB, you can register to take the second course (Making Sustainable Change) here.

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Sign Up for the UMB Sustainability Newsletter

Please fill out the form at the link below to receive our monthly newsletter, which details all things sustainability at UMB! The newsletter is sent out the last Wednesday of each month.

UMB Sustainability Newsletter Sign-Up Form


Use the form at the link below to submit an event, opportunity, project, or story that you would like featured in our monthly newsletter. The newsletter is sent out the first day of each month, so submissions for the newsletter must be sent by the Friday before the first day of each month.

UMB Sustainability Newsletter Submission


View our 5 most recent newsletter issues using the links below:

October 2023

November 2023

December 2023

January 2024

February 2024

Join a Sustainability Working Group

Looking for a way to get involved with sustainability at the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB)? Join one of our four sustainability working groups! Working groups are open to students, staff, and faculty at UMB. Working group meetings will be held once every two months for a total of six meetings each year. Meetings last one hour, and some work outside of bimonthly meetings will be required.

If you are interested in joining any of the four working groups (Reduction, Resilience, Engagement & Education, and Green Labs), please fill out this form. For a brief summary of each working group, visit this page. Please email with any questions.

Recognize A Sustainability Champion

Sustainability Champions Series in The Elm 

5 Most Recent Champions

Do you know someone or a group of people who display sustainable actions and are advocates for change? Tell us! Please fill out the form linked here. Self nominations are welcome.

Make Your Next Event Low-Waste

Hosting an event on-campus? Ensure that the environmental impact of your event is minimized by following our tips. Click on the links below to download PDFs with tips for small events and large events.

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Low-Waste Event Guidance_Large

Green Eats

Our office has created a Green Eats List and interactive map that can be used next time you are looking for a vendor for a campus event, your next office lunch, or simply a personal meal. All of the vendors listed are local, and within 2 miles of our campus. They were evaluated on their green practices through plant-based menu options, bulk options (food, beverages, condiments) for catering, compostable/biodegradable wares (plates, utensils, cups), and sourcing locally. The information gathered is from businesses’ responses. We hope to grow this list, so make sure to check back periodically for new Green Eats!

Green Eats List

Green Eats Map

If you use our Green Eats List, we would love for you to let us know if the information we have posted about the business you choose is correct by taking this brief survey. General feedback is also welcome and appreciated.

If you are a vendor, are within 2 miles of our campus, meet some of the green practices above, and are interested in being on our list, please fill out this form.