News & Events 2009-2010

Students Reuse move-in boxes to build cardboard forts

Cardboard Fort Building

On Saturday, August 28th, students displayed creativity while raising awareness about the environmental impacts of packaging by building forts out of cardboard boxes collected from August move-in. Facilities Services collected boxes and delivered them to Ball Circle for students to utlize all day. See more pictures of the elaborate forts built: here.

SUSTAINABILITY MINOR APPROVED

The Curriculum Committee has approved an Environmental Sustainability Minor, beginning in Spring 2010. Learn more here.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

SUSTAINABILITY DAY, A GREAT SUCCESS!

This year’s Sustainability Day, held on Ball Circle, brought together students, faculty, staff, and members of the community for a day of learning, good food, and fun! In the morning, members of the community came out and enjoyed a plant exchange and learned from local groups, including Friends of the Rappahannock and UMW’s sustainability team. In the afternoon, students started coming, the grill was fired up, and the excitement of the day continued to grow. Special thanks to Mike Burgess, Resident Life, Ecology Club, Downtown Greens, and everyone who contributed to making this event such a success.

October 27, 2009

UMW EARNS A “B-” IN THE GREEN REPORT CARD

Mary Washington, in it’s inargual year of participation, earned a B minus for it’s sustainability efforts.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Mary Washington signs the Talloires Declaration

The University has demonstrated its commitment to environmental stewardship by signing the Talloires Declaration. This document commits Mary Washington to sustainability using ten varied goals. More information on the declaration and UMW’s efforts to accomplish the aims of Talloires will be posted soon.

Monday, June 1, 2009

MARY WASHINGTON RENEWS AASHE MEMBERSHIP

UMW has renewed its membership in AASHE, the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education. This important step allows the University to have access to the helpful resources and large network AASHE provides. As an added bonus, all administration, faculty/staff, and students have the oppurtunity to join AASHE.

Monday, May 18, 2009

SUSTAINABILITY WEBSITE DEBUTS

Welcome to Mary Washington’s new sustainability webpage. Under construction for the next several weeks, this site will become the hub for sustainability for students, faculty/staff, and administration. Visit this site to learn about upcoming events, what the sustainability team is doing, and how you can get involved in planning and implementing our green future at UMW.