At the University of Mary Washington we inspire student participate in the sustainability mission through engaging activities, academics, programs, policies and practices. We promote sustainable life routines that students maintain after their time at UMW; these will lead to practices that impact cities, states, and ultimately the world.


UMW Sustainability Spotlight

⭐️November Sustainability Spotlight: Professor Tippet⭐️ Professor Tippet is a professor in the UMW Earth and Environmental Sciences Department who teaches a variety of courses and is very passionate about sustainability. He wants to encourage everyone to get involved with an NGO, become a leader, and bring your friends. He believes that in order to make an impact, you need to go beyond just volunteering. There are plenty of ways to get involved behind the scenes such as visiting a planning meeting. In addition to being a professor, he also ran Friends of the Rappahannock for twenty years! Pictured is Professor Tippet with his Roly-Pig Composter, which is one of the many ways he practices sustainability. Thank you, professor Tippet for all of your hard work!

*Click the photo to learn more about all they do on the Spotlight FB post

*Click HERE to nominate someone for next month

Tree Campus USA

UMW is certified as a “Tree Campus USA”, partnered with the Arbor Day Foundation, due to our met goals of having an established and sustained healthy community forests. This Fredericksburg Campus Tree Map is interactive, showing the biodiversity & beauty our campus holds, the common name & genus species of our trees and where they are located.

Click HERE to visit the map in full view and to navigate the map much easier! 

A big thank you to the 21 students and Dr. Alan Griffith, UMW Professor of biology, who have worked on gathering the data necessary to create this map since Fall 2015. Another thank you to Zach Zwierko, Computer Science ’19 for the computer coding that made this map possible!

*Click the photo above to see UMW recognized on the Arbor Day Foundation website*