Environmental health and well-being is a top priority at Towson University. We are dedicated to building sustainability through energy conservation, waste reduction, education, research and civic engagement.
As a signatory of the President’s Climate Commitment, we have implemented a variety of initiatives to improve sustainability, including a green building policy, campus metering, single-stream recycling, composting and a robust alternative transportation program. We invite you to learn more and get involved.
News & Events
TU named to the 50 Great Affordable Eco-Friendly Colleges list
More and more students are seeking out colleges and universities considered “green” and “Eco-friendly.” Whether these students are looking for a formal education to pursue careers in environmentalism, or are just dedicated to living lives of sustainability, there are a number of colleges that have proven themselves just as dedicated to the idea of sustainable living.
Feds commend TU for 13% campus energy reduction
Towson University has reduced campus energy consumption by 13 percent since 2010, earning high praise from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) at the annual Better Buildings Challenge Summit held last month in Washington, D.C. TU is ahead of schedule in meeting its Better Building Challenge goal of reducing energy by 20 percent by the year 2020.
TU unplugged: first campus solar panels unveiled
Towson University President Kim Schatzel joined key SGA advocates to break ground on the campus’s first solar project on Friday, April 22. The project will place more than 4,000 solar modules in five campus locations.
MAY 9 - MAY 18
Don't dumpster your stuff - donate it instead! Go green before you go home by placing unwanted food, clothing and household goods in the collection boxes located in each Residence Hall lobby.
Bike to Work Day
7:00AM - 9:00AM at Towson Courthouse
It's time to dust off those pedals, throw on some spandex and hit the open road. Be sure to check your ABCs (air, brakes and chain).
Farmer's Market Shuttle
JUN 9 - AUG 18
11:00AM - 2:00PM at designated bus stops
The Farmer's Market Shuttle is back by popular demand, and this year it's going to be even better. Not only are the hours expanded, you can now go uptown 5 days a week.