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  • West Commons Village outdoor area.
  • LED lights in College of Liberal Arts Building.
  • Rooftop of College of Liberal Arts.
  • Electronic recycling drop off day.
  • Students recycling thier electronics.
  • Football players and cheerleaders support recycling.
  • Students work in urban  garden outside of the Administration building.
  • Students work in urban garden.

The health of the environment is inseparably linked to human health, equity and wellbeing. Towson University is dedicated to building sustainability through energy conservation, waste reduction, education, research and civic engagement. Towson is a signatory of the President’s Climate Commitment. Since 2007, we have implemented a variety of initiatives to improve sustainability including a green building policy, an $8 million lighting retrofit, single-stream recycling, composting and a robust alternative transportation program. We invite you to learn more and get involved!


news and events

Feds commend Towson U for 13% campus-wide energy reduction

TU named to the 50 Great Affordable Eco-Friendly Colleges list

TU Freshman honored with Chesapeake Bay Trust scholarship

Towson joins EPA in food donation and waste diversion efforts

The Office of Sustainability invites applications for Eco- Reps

STARS Report rates TU's sustainability performance (PDF)

Waste Diversion Inventory tracks TU's waste generation and recycling (PDF)

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Office of Sustainability
General Services Building, Room 132D (map)
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Phone: 410-704-2034
Fax: 410-704-3455
Email: gogreen@towson.edu


TU has been named on The Princeton Review list of Green Colleges for five consecutive years.


Support campus sustainability with a gift to the Sustainability Fund. Donations support energy conservation, waste reduction, carbon offsets, and education and outreach programs.

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