W&M Sustainability

William & Mary’s 326-year tradition of academic excellence, unparalleled community engagement, and creative interdisciplinary partnerships have prepared the university well for meeting the challenges of a sustainable future. Drawing upon the strengths, passions, and expertise of its faculty, students and staff, W&M is creating a new model of sustainability for higher education.

Sustainability LogoFrom faculty/student research and student internships to innovative community partnerships and widespread volunteerism, the university is promoting sustainability by producing leaders for tomorrow’s world who understand both the challenge and the opportunity in a sustainable future.

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Events/Happenings Date/Time Location
RecycleMania: Electronics Recycling March 27 Kaplan Parking Lot
Climate Action Plan Working Group Meeting Thursday,
March 21, 10-11am
York Room, Sadler
Green Events Meeting Thursday,
March 21, 1-2pm
Colony Room, Sadler
2019 Earth Day Festival Saturday,
April 20 
Crim Dell Meadow + Sadler Terrace
2019 Dorm Mania Collection Dates (Tentative) May 1 - May 12 Various locations
Participate in 2019 RecycleMania!
RecycleMania is a nationwide friendly competition for colleges and universities to promote recycling and waste reduction across their campuses and communities. William & Mary is participating in RecycleMania again this year to see how the campus stacks up against other colleges in terms of the pounds of waste, recycling, and compost produced over the course of 8 weeks. Last year, the electronics recycling event that was hosted during the competition collected a total of 2,874 pounds of electronics. We are hoping to have another successful electronics recycling event this March!
Want to Contribute to Creating a Green Events Guide?

W&M Sustainability is currently working towards creating a green events guide for campus users and suggest/explore possible areas for improvement. Meetings are open to any interested and contributing faculty, staff or students. 

Meeting Dates & Times

Have Ideas for Climate Action Plan 2020?

The Committee on Sustainability working group responsible for the Climate Action Plan holds meetings open to any contributing members of the campus. Feel free to drop in, learn what is going on, contribute to the conversation, and volunteer to help!

Meeting dates & times

Join us at Earth Day Festival!

Earth Day Festival will take place on Saturday, April 20 this year, from 11 am to 3pm. There will be live music, tie-dye station, henna, face-painting and more!

More about Earth Day

Join the W&M Sustainability Team

W&M Sustainability is accepting applications! Volunteer, lead, learn and create with W&M Sustainability!