Get Involved

Interested in making a greater commitment to Sustainability at UMW? Check out these options on how below!


Join the UMW Sustainability team by applying for…

EcoRep Team

The EcoRep team is made up of students who are passionate about sustainability, advocacy and volunteering with UMW Sustainability to help make UMW greener! Volunteer opportunities range from working with the pollinator gardens, helping with events, developing new initiatives and more. We welcome all efforts and creativity. To learn more about the duties of an EcoRep visit https://sustainability.umw.edu/ecoreps/.

*Click EcoRep to be taken to the EcoRep page and form! A list of all the current initiatives are listed on this page as well.

Internships

UMW Sustainability is excited to open up our NEW internship program! These internships give students the opportunity to help grow and strengthen UMW Sustainability’s mission. Students also developing personal skills that will make them standout to employers and help you advance in your dream career.

*Click Internship –> log into Handshake –> search Office of Sustainability add see what is open for applying today!!

*Positions open up on a semester basis!


Join one of UMW’s environmental clubs!  

Ecology Club

A student environmental group on campus working to promote sustainability through action and awareness. Our club mission has 3 main goals; enjoyment, education and action.The Ecology Club works toward these goals on campus, in the Fredericksburg community, around the state and through involvement in larger environmental movements.

 

BEAM (Better Energy Awareness & Mobilization)

BEAM is a renewable energy activism club that is currently working and advocating for UMW’s energy to be sourced from 100% renewable energy! Meetings are every other Monday at 4pm in the HCC. If you are interested in joining the club, or signing the petition supporting getting renewable energy, email BEAM at beamumw@gmail.com.

 

 

ADOPTA

ADOPTA Rainforest is a non-profit organization located in Panama who purchases tropical forest land to create a private nature reserve and save the rainforest from deforestation. ADOPTA UMW fundraises for this organization and spread awareness of the effects of deforestation.

 

 


Fredericksburg Food Coop

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Virginia Cooperative Extension/Master Gardeners

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Tri-County City Soil and Water Conservation

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Clean and Green Commission

The purpose of this commission is to ensure effective planning and maintenance of landscape elements and amenities, and to encourage a clean and aesthetically pleasing environment in our City. The commission serves the general welfare of the citizens and visitors of the City of Fredericksburg. Regular meetings are held on the first Monday of every month at the City Hall conference room and the sub-committees meet at different schedules throughout the year. Meetings are open to the public! For more information and to view the schedule of meetings click Here or follow their page on Facebook.

 

 

Fredericksburg chapter of Citizens Climate Lobby

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Friends of the Rappahannock

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Fossil Free Fredericksburg

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Join the President’s Council on Sustainability!

The President’s Council on Sustainability (PCS) was formed in the fall of 2009 and consists of faculty, staff, and students giving the PCS a dynamic perspective on sustainability on campus.

 

 Choose an environmentally driven course of study!