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
TU Develops two Programs to Fight Food Insecurity
The two programs take different approaches to helping students, faculty and staff deal with food insecurity.
One program, the FoodShare, is based out of the Newman Center across the street from campus. The other program is a Food Insecurity Support Fund, put together in part through the 2016 President’s Leadership Institute.
TU Installs 4,000 Solar Panels
Towson University installed 4,000 solar panels on campus over the summer.
Steve Kolb, Towson’s energy manager, said that when the panels go online this fall, they’ll be able to produce just under 15 percent of Towson’s energy needs on the “best case scenario” day—one with lots of sunlight.
11 a.m. - 2 p.m., Freedom Square
Join Greek Life and the Office of Sustainability in seeing who can recycle the most at Recycling Rush! Bring your recyclables to Freedom Square to help support the recycling teams and to reduce unnecessary waste.
Noon - 1 p.m., UU Loch Raven Room
Have you noticed the new solar panels on campus? Want to learn more about this renewable energy source? Join us for a discussion on solar, from how it works to where the marketing is heading.
1 - 4 p.m., UU Loch Raven Room
This joint social with the ENVS and the Environmental Coalition will allow you to connect with fellow ENVS students and faculty, as well as give you an overview of campus resources. All are welcome.