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.
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.
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.