Bite-sized sustainability information while you take a bite out of lunch, open to faculty, staff, students, and the broader community! Sustaina-bite is a monthly lunchtime discussion featuring a university expert and their area through the blended environmental, social, and economic lens of sustainability. Normally the 3rd Thursday of the month!
Climate Change: What's Religion Got To Do With It? | Nov 11, 2021 | 12-1pm | Zoom
Join Reverand Max Blalock and guests to discuss the interconnections between religious perspectives and climate change. Religious perspectives can be both an impetus and a barrier to engaging meaningfully around climate change. This discussion will be the beginning of the conversation, not the end.
Single-Use Plastics & Executive Order 77 | Oct 21, 2021 | 12-1pm | Zoom
W&M has been reducing the purchase and use of single-use plastics for some time as part of sustainability efforts. Governor Northam's Executive Order 77, focused on eliminating certain types of single-use plastics and styrofoam, was announced in spring of 2021 and aligns well with our sustainability plans and goals. Dave Zoll, the sourcing analyst with the Procurement Services Office, and Eden Harris, the Associate Director of Marketing, Administration and Licensing at Auxiliary Services will be speaking on the matter. Learn about the items being reduced, where to find alternatives, and plans for the future.
W&M has the second-best composting program in the nation for a university of our size! Join us for a discussion with Stephen Moyer, Jasmine Howard, Claire Willie, and Dorian Miller from Dining Services about this long institutionalized effort in our dining halls, how and what to compost, and the more recent expansion of community composting access across the campus. Make sure your compostables are getting to a compost bin and reduce your carbon footprint at the same time.