Sustainable Maryland Certified

Project Summary

Sustainable Maryland Certified (SMC) is an initiative of the Environmental Finance Center at the University of Maryland (EFC) designed to support Maryland’s 157 municipalities as they look for cost-effective and strategic ways to protect their natural assets and revitalize their communities. Using best practices in resource areas like water, energy, planning, health, food, and economy, a municipality can earn points toward sustainability certification. 


Eighty-six (86) organizations lent the time and talent of their staff to participate on SMC’s task forces.  Please click here to view a list of SMC Partners.  


Town Creek Foundation
Maryland Municipal League

Related Documents

Green Team Handbook   

SMC Orientation (presentation)  

Closing the Loop:  How Green Purchasing Policies Can Help Local Governments Create Sustainable Communities

Social Media

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State honors Boonsboro for several green efforts, Herald Mail Media, October 5, 2014

Five Prince George’s municipalities recognized for sustainability efforts, Gazette.Net, October 2, 2014

Takoma Park tops list of sustainable certified municipalities, Gazette.Net, September 24, 2014

UMD Honors Local Communities for Sustainability Efforts, UMD Right Now, September 19, 2014

Chesapeake Beach earns sustainability certification, SoMd News, September 19, 2014

Annapolis Earns Sustainable Maryland Certification, Eye On Annapolis, October 28, 2013

UMD Honors College Park for Achieving "Green" Status, UMD Right Now, October 23, 2013

Annapolis Awarded Sustainable Maryland Certification, Baltimore News Journal, October 18, 2013


For additional information on the Sustainable Maryland Certified Program please view the website at or contact Mike Hunninghake at 301-405-7956 or