Programs and Education Subcommittee

The Programs and Education Subcommittee (PEDS) is the primary educational arm of COS. PEDS is responsible for evaluating and making recommendations to the Steering Committee on integrating academic programs, student body, and staff into the effort to promote a sustainable campus.  PEDS is co-chaired by Professor James Kaste and student [[e|ajdavidson, Abby Davidson '19]].  

The Fall Event Working Group 

The fall event this year is a collaboration with the Virginia Conservation Network. We are hosting their Virginia Environmental Assembly at the School of Education on September 7-8, 2018. All W&M attend free due to this sponsorship.

The Earth Week Working Group is led by students Julia Montgomery '20 and Madeline Brown '21

Earth Week takes place in April the week prior or the week of Earth Day and is 7 whirl wind days of activities, speakers, movies, events, games, exhibits, and more, all capped off with an Earth Day Festival that Saturday! The planning of this event starts in the fall and provides the opportunity for collaboration with many student, faculty, and staff, as well as community members.  

The Welcome Working Group is led by Tripti Mishra '19 and Belle Buzzi '21

This fun group gets the opportunity to welcome new and returning studens to campus through outreach and activities, many in parternship with the Office of First Year Experience. We design and distribute reusable bags to all first year and transfer students as well as plan Meet the Greens, a lively festival where the W&M community showcases the many sustainability initiatives and opportunities available both on and off campus!