Environmental Initiatives

Towson University has grown increasingly concerned with the environment and issues of sustainability. The Office of Civic Engagement & Social Responsibility sponsors many events that foster conversation and sustainability for engaging the campus community to become active stewards for the environment.  

Retreat for Environmental Action (REA)

Fall Semester

The Retreat for Environmental Action (REA) serves as an incubator for student-led action on environmental issues. Students attending the fourth annual Retreat 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, and execute those plans throughout the academic year 
  • Enjoy the woods, wetlands, and cabins at the TU Field Station (Transportation will be provided from Towson University)

For more information and to apply to attend, please visit the Retreat for Environmental Action page.

Campus 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. Stay tuned on the Events Calendar for upcoming Campus Sustainability Month events!

Environmental Conference

Spring Semester

Due to COVID-19, the Environmental Conference will not take place in 2022. The annual Environmental Conference takes aims to raise awareness among students, faculty, and staff about environmental topics, issues and solutions. For more information regarding the 11th annual conference, please visit the Environmental Conference page on our website.


Student Peer Mentors

Eco-Reps are a team of peer educators committed to building a sustainable future. These students promote sustainability initiatives across campus through educational presentations and outreach efforts. Please visit the Eco-Reps page for more information.