The University of Mary Washington Ecology Club is leading the student sustainability movement on campus. Working as a part of the Campus Climate Challenge and the Virginia Climate Action Network, the Ecology Club has helped lead the student movement for clean energy.
Members discuss current environmental issues as well as upcoming local events at an Ecology Club Meeting.
Ecology Club members at their Clean Energy, Bright Futures Rally, Fall 2009.
It’s a windmill!
This semester the Eco Club has partnered with Facilities Services to deliver Mary Washington’s second annual CFL exchange, a highly successful program that last year saved approximately 107,360 kWh, which is equivalent to 68 tons of Carbon Dioxide emmissions, or 57 acres of Alpine Forest.
Additionally, the Eco Club is attending Powershift 2009, a nation-wide energy conference in Washington, D.C., from February 27nd to March 2nd.
Past successes of the Ecology Club have been hosting a campus-wide “Green Week”, organizing a very successful Lightbulb Exchange Program, organizing the Youth Energy Summit in 2006- the largest ever state climate summit, and participating in state and national conferences on clean energy.