News & Events 2019-2020

Stewardship of the Earth – 1st Saturday of every month



Stewardship of the Earth

 Unity of Fredericksburg, First Saturday of every month at 11:30am

UMW Sustainability is SO excited to be partnering with the Fredericksburg Food Cooperative and Unity of Fredericksburg to bring the community a local place to learn about different sustainable topics while enjoying great company and a plant based potluck! If you can’t bring a plant based dish, please bring a small donation. Donations will be going to Unity of Fredericksburg for allowing us to host these events at their facility. Come be part of the change! Check out the schedule on the left.

Click the flyer to the left learn more about Stewardship of the Earth.


Celebrating Trees at the UMW Tree Festival


UMW Sustainability & Adopta UMW are hosting a UMW Tree Festival on

October 3rd from 3-5pm on Ball Circle

As a certified Tree Campus USA, UMW is proud and passionate about meeting our goals of having an established, sustained and healthy community forest on campus. So come on out and help us celebrate our amazing trees and all they provide for the world’s ecosystems, vitality and health!

Click the flyer to the right learn more about the festival and what groups and activities there will be.

See you there!



Welcome pollinators into their new pollinator garden home!



Pollinator “House Warming” Party – Sept 5th 

4-5:30pm @ Garden behind Anderson and at entrance to Eagle bridge

Come learn about UMW Sustainability, Campus Rec & Outdoor Rec programs  –  Ask questions about how to get involved, play yard games, learn about all the native flowers and relax in the new blooming pollinator garden. Bring a friend to ring in the new school year and pollinator home!

Healthy Planet, Healthy Life!



Plogging With President Paino

September 4th at 7am – Meet @ Bell Tower

Participate in the UMW tradition of a morning jog with President Paino on campus and around the canal, with an environmental twist! “Plogging” is the act of picking up litter while jogging or walking. At the end of the plog, the person who weighs in with the most litter collected will wine a prize 🎉Come with your active wear & we will provide the gloves & bags!

Follow @UMWCampusRec and @umwsustainability on Facebook and Instagram to stay up to date on event details 

Backyard Composting 101 with Jonathan Stevens



Thursday, August 15th 7-8pm @ 1202 Caroline St, Fredericksburg 

Want to compost but don’t know how to get started? This is the session for you! Come with your questions. Jonathan Stevens, a lifelong composter & Master Gardener volunteer, will provide specific hands-on advice on how you can do backyard composting. Even if you don’t have space for a compost bin, Jonathan will show you how. Help the environment 🌎 while enriching your soil.👍

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Partnership program between the Fredericksburg Food Coop & UMW Sustainability

First Event of the Year Was a Success – Thank You!


Summer Shred Event

July 25th @ the UMW Physical Plant

Recycling is an essential component of UMW’s commitment to sustainability so on July 25th, UMW Sustainability and UMW Landscape & Grounds hosted a shred event where ALL documents shredded were recycled. Departments, faculty & staff all over UMW participate in the event for a great turnout!



How to become a Climate Advocate & Lobby

At the training, you will…

  • Draw inspiration and lessons from your own life experiences that will help you advocate more effectively.
  • Learn about federal climate policy and how to cut greenhouse gas pollution in an equitable and economically-friendly way.
  • Explore different types of actions you can take to build political support for climate policy.
  • Learn how to write a letter to the editor that brings attention to climate change issues in the newspaper.
  • Experience what it is like to conduct a lobby meeting with a member of Congress.

Register (FREE) & learn more about the training HERE!!