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Climate Change & Sustainability Programs

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 sustainability and climate change programs
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 
[Note: Participation in Third Party Programs requires registration with the Global Education Office.]

*some programs may be temporarily closed due to COVID-19






Middle East



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).


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