Students walking through the academic quad

Here at Goucher we've made environmental sustainability a critical component of campus operations, academics, volunteer opportunities, events programming, and our shared community principles. This commitment to sustainability began long before joining the American College and University Presidents' Climate Commitment in 2007. We continue to work on deepening our integration of sustainability throughout the campus, including in our dining services, recycling, composting, energy conservation, transportation, and academic programs. Industry experts have taken notice: The Princeton Review named Goucher as a Top Green College for 2014 and 2015; CollegeProwler ranked us the most eco-friendly college in Maryland; and we got a Silver rating from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) Sustainability Tracking, Assessment, & Rating System (STARS) Program.

Goucher's administration, students, faculty, and staff recognize the importance taking immediate and impassioned environmental action. In 2011, our dedicated Goucher Environmental Sustainability Advisory Council (GESAC) worked to complete the college's first Climate Action Plan, which set a goal to reduce Goucher's GHG emissions 20 percent by 2020. We're already well on our way! 

Explore our environmental sustainability practices and initiatives in the tabs to the left. 

EPA Green Power Partner Maryland Green Registry Member National Wildlife Federation American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment


Matt Harmin
Please feel free and reach out to Matt Harmin, Goucher's Sustainability Coordinator, with any questions, comments, or opportunities for collaboration. He can be reached at