October 1, 2023

A Holiday Message from your President’s Council on Sustainability

The UMW PCS wishes you each a “green” holiday season, and encourages you to care for the environment while celebrating the season.

Buy Green

  • Look for locally made.
  • Choose gifts made from recycled content.

Gift wrapping

  • Use newspaper or brown kraft paper that can be recycled
  • Use tape sparingly, or not at all.

Social Responsibility

  • Volunteer at a local charity.
  • Make a donation in someone’s name instead of purchasing a gift.


  • Shop at thrift stores or “gently” used stores for unique gifts.
  • Recycle festive holiday trees for wood chips or compost material.

Have a safe and happy holiday!

UMW President’s Council on Sustainability


About Brynn Boyer

Brynn Boyer is assistant director of media and public relations and a 2010 graduate of UMW.