Eco Reps

The UMW Eco-Reps program at the University of Mary Washington is a student-based program partnered with UMW Sustainability to solicit change through education and awareness. Through communication, the sharing of resources, and implementation of policy, Eco-Reps involved in sustainable initiatives and programs they are passionate about, encourage and put into effect the sustainability mission of the university!

The Eco Reps are vital to the success of sustainability on campus. Their energy and enthusiasm combined with the resources of the Office of Sustainability is key in sustainability events and sustainability development.

Eco Reps are expected to:

1. Participate in at least one sustainability program or initiative on campus

2. Identify the sustainability mission of the university

3. Communicate between student sustainability groups on campus and UMW Sustainability

4. Commit to a 1-2 hour meeting once a month

Find the full descriptions of the initiatives listed below HERE

Current initiatives include:

  • Community Garden
  • Clean up UMW recycling with ResLife and Sodexo
  • Tree Campus USA
  • Butts are Litter Too
  • Stewardships of the Earth (partnered with Fredericksburg Food Co-op)
  • Community outreach (working with local environmental organizations)
  • Intern Projects (vary semester to semester)
  • GIS Sustainability Map
  • Stormwater Management
  • Fair Trade Campaign (
  •  UMW Carbon Footprint Strategic Plan

Future/potential initiative ideas:

  • Grant writing
  • New Sustainability Event Ideas

Click HERE to learn about other ways to get involved on campus.

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