Environmental Initiatives

Towson University students have grown increasingly concerned with the environment and issues of sustainability. Various student organizations promote environmental awareness and conservation efforts, and students play an active role in developing plans to make TU a "green" campus.

The Office of Civic Engagement & Social Responsibility sponsors the Eco-Rep program and annual events that foster conservation and sustainability for engaging students to become active citizen stewards for the environment.

Retreat for Environmental Action (REA)

Friday, October 6th - Sunday, October 8, 2017

The Retreat for Environmental Action (REA) serves as an incubator for student-led action on environmental issues. Students attending the second annual Retreat for Environmental Action will have the opportunity to:

  • Deepen their understanding of ecology, environmental justice, and sustainability
  • Connect with students & faculty who share their passion for the environment
  • Develop action plans to tackle environmental issues
  • Enjoy the woods, wetlands, and cabins at the TU Field Station (Transportation will be provided from TU)  

The retreat is free, including meals, lodging, and transportation. Deadline to apply: September 15. 

Sustainability Month 

Each October, the university celebrates sustainable action and education during National Campus Sustainability Month. A range of programs, events, informational displays and giveaways help spread awareness of global sustainability initiatives and invite students, faculty and staff to take part in the campus' sustainability goals.

Environmental Conference

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

The annual Environmental Conference takes place each year and aims to raise awareness among students, faculty and staff about environmental topics, issues and solutions. For more information regarding the conference please visit the Environmental Conference page on our website.