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

This month’s spotlight is on Dr. Eric Bonds, Associate Professor in the UMW Sociology Department! We are SO grateful for everything he does not only on campus from being the Ecology Club faculty advisor to co-chairman of the UMW’s President’s Council on Sustainability but also in the Fredericksburg community, being in part of Fossil Free Fredericksburg’s steering comity.  Show some love – click the image to see his spotlight Facebook shoutout, and learn about all her does to help better the planet and what sustainability means to him.

Want to make a difference at UMW & in the community like Dr. Bonds? Get involved through our EcoRep program, joining a campus environmental group, PCS or ask us any questions today!

*Click his photo to learn more about all he does on the Spotlight FB post


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.

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*