FEBRUARY 5 – APRIL 1, 2017



FEBRUARY 28, 2017



Do you have a ton of old files and paperwork in your office?


Have them shredded and contribute to UMW’s success in RecycleMania! Submit a Facilities Services Work Request by February 24th for pick up on February 28th. All confidential files will be stored securely for shredding. The Shred Event is open to all, UMW faculty, staff, students. For full details on collection and required forms click below:


FALL 2015


Recycling on the UMW Fredericksburg Campus is now SINGLE STREAM! Recyclables do not need to be sorted! Glass, aluminum, plastic, paper and cardboard are  ALL IN ONE. At-Desk collection containers no longer contain only paper. Conveniently collect all recyclables in one container to be emptied in the central collection container of your choice.  For more information on recycling


August 24 – September 17, 2015

First Year residents will compete to see which Res Hall will recycle the highest weight per person. Recycling will be tallied weekly and posted online. The Grand Winner will be announced Family Weekend! The winning Residence Hall will receive Ice Cream for all! For more information First Year Recycling Contest


Get Involved in Sustainability

Eco Rep Application    Due: September 16th.

PCS Student Application   Due: September 2nd at noon.

Join the UMW Ecology Club! Find us at Club Carnival on August 26th.

Join the DOT Campaign and become DOT Endorsed.

Minor in Environmental Sustainability or register for an elective course.


The Office of  Diversity & Inclusion 

supports a very important and informative website. Information includes

Title IX:

Report an Incident, Sexual Assault, Relationship Violence, How to Get Help, Consent Campaign,

It’s On Us- Bystander Intervention

Student Programs:

James Farmer Scholars, Rappahannock Scholars, Student Transition Program




Orientation 2013

Green Room at Orientation 2013Green Room at Orientation 2013

 This June the Sustainability Office decorated a “Green Room” in Alvey 113 for incoming freshman to preview at Orientation. Items and decorations in the room were recycled, reused, produced from sustainable sources, or had a minimal waste impact.  Signage through out the room suggested sustainable living tips.

Green Housing- To Begin Fall 2013


UMW Bike Plan Complete

University of Mary Washington Alumni Justin Doyle spent much of the past year working on a campus bike plan for UMW as a capstone project for his degree in Urban Planning from VCU.  Mr. Doyle has recently completed his project, stating that “the purpose of this plan is to fill a longtime void in campus bicycle planning and build on recently adopted policies related to sustainable travel by encouraging a safer and more appealing bicycling environment with modern bicycle facilities and infrastructure.”  Using existing plans in place at VCU, UVA, and NC State Mr. Doyle developed a plan he feels is “State of the Art.”  Among a variety of proposals, Mr. Doyle advocates for bicycle lockers and shelters to be located at the new student center and near the parking garage to provide a more bicycle-friendly campus.  The full plan can be found here.