Check out our Green Travel Page to learn about W&M's commitment to become carbon neutral by 2030 and tips for responsible travel.
Green Travel Guide
Click on our PDF guide below or download our easy access word document.
Sustainability Program Highlight
W&M and UVA are hosting a coordinated virtual event on OCTOBER 5 at 12pm. Join us to learn more about programs that have an academic focus on conservation, sustainable development, and climate change! We will also be sharing some tips on sustainable travel for all of your future adventures. Register here.
Sustainability Abroad Panel Discussion
Join W&M and UVA faculty for a panel discussion on sustainability abroad on OCTOBER 26 at 4pm. This event is open to all students, faculty and staff. Register here.
How to be the best international traveler
W&M and UVA are co-hosting a virtual event to help guide students with tips and tricks into how they can become the best international traveler they can be. The event will be held in later this Fall. Registration coming soon!
List of Programs
Programs listed below offer at least one course focused on conservation, sustainable development, or climate change.
W&M Faculty Led Programs
Third Party Programs
*some programs may be temporarily closed due to COVID-19
International Flight Emissions
Emissions produced as a result of air travel are considered Scope 3 emissions by the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Protocol for W&M. Scope 3 emissions are the indirect result of business and can be claimed as Scope 1 (direct result emissions) by another company, in the case, the airline. Carbon emissions per international trip can be reduced by booking direct flights or as few connecting flights as possible. If traveling on an excursion while abroad, use public transportation such as train or bus whenever possible.
Travelers have a few options for flights that have no other travel alternative. Research airlines which have already made changes to reduce the amount of emissions through technological advances and book only in economy class. Carbon offsets can also be purchased to help offset the emissions produced by the flight. These offsets are usually a fraction of the total flight cost (typical roundtrip offset will cost: Barcelona $20, to London $18, to Beijing $34, to Sydney $37).
If you have any questions, please contact [[mkmalastro,Marina LaMalastro]]