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Campus Culture & Engagement

Sustainability is embedded in the core values of William & Mary and appears in Vision 2026. Through our initiatives, we strive to incorporate the concepts of interconnectedness and systems thinking, and seek to develop a better future by cultivating a healthier community and engaging to achieve global, societal well-being.

Communication

Sustainability Plan Communication
Description: We will foster cross-discipline studies and prepare students to be critical, creative, system thinkers through classroom and co-curricular engagement.
Champion: Office of Sustainability
Source: Sustainability Plan

Enhance Exposure

Sustainability Plan Diversity
Description: The climate of a campus influences decision-making from the individual to the university level. We will institutionalize the lens of sustainability at an organizational level, promoting a culture of health and inclusivity key to success.
Champion: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Source: Sustainability Plan

Involvement

Sustainability Plan Involvement
Description: We will foster cross-discipline studies and prepare students to be critical, creative, system thinkers through classroom and co-curricular engagement.
Champions: Dining Services, Office of Community Engagement
Source: Sustainability Plan

Planning

Sustainability Planning
Description: By 2021, William & Mary will evaluate the integration of sustainability efforts across campus, compare the current structure at W&M to that of peer institutions, and make and advocate for recommendations to the president for optimizing administrative and grassroots involvement for a more sustainable university.
Champion: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Source: Sustainability Plan

Orientation

Sustainability Plan Orientation
Description: Enhance new William & Mary community members’ exposure to sustainability by 2023.
Champion: First-Year Experience
Source: Sustainability Plan

Programs

Sustainability Plan Programs
Description: The climate of a campus influences decision-making from the individual to the university level. We will institutionalize the lens of sustainability at an organizational level, promoting a culture of health and inclusivity key to success.
Champion: Office of Sustainability
Source: Sustainability Plan

Well-Being

Sustainability Plan Well-Being
Description: The climate of a campus influences decision-making from the individual to the university level. We will institutionalize the lens of sustainability at an organizational level, promoting a culture of health and inclusivity key to success.
Champion: Wellness
Source: Sustainability Plan

Alignment with U.N. Sustainable Development Goals

5: Gender Equality10: Reduced Inequalities16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions17: Partnerships for the Goals 

Sustainability Publications

William & Mary's Sustainability Plan & Climate Action Roadmap guide how we as an institution intend to tackle the current challenges on climate change, promoting sustainability for public good and producing leaders to serve for a sustainable future. View or print the following university publications, available in PDF format.