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

⭐️May Sustainability Spotlight: Office of Sustainability Interns!⭐️

Thank you to everyone that made our events and sustainable movements at UMW this year possible! A big part of what we were able to get accomplished was thanks to our amazing interns! This was the Office of Sustainability’s first year EVER having an internship program and it couldn’t have gone better, thanks to these passionate folks. So a HUGE shout out to our interns for being the most flexible, creative and productive staff members we could have asked for.


Show them some love by checking out the Facebook post

*Click HERE to nominate someone for next month


Bye Sustainability Coordinator Lis!

A final thank you and goodbye goes out to this years Sustainability Coordinator, Lis Heras! Thank you for all you’ve done for sustainability at UMW and the community. Congratulations on your award and finishing up 4 years at UMW 🎉🎉 Lis is graduating with a BS in Biology with a Enviromental Sustainability minor. Congrats and good luck! We’ll miss you ♥️🌍

Show some love by checking out our Facebook post for her!



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*