December 7, 2022

UMW Makes Princeton Review’s Green Colleges List

Smokey made an appearance at the recent Tree Festival, with (from left) Director of Landscape and Grounds Holly Chichester, Chief of Staff Jeffrey McClurken, and Scott Adams of the Virginia Department of Forestry.

Smokey made an appearance at the recent Tree Festival, with (from left) Director of Landscape and Grounds Holly Chichester, Chief of Staff Jeffrey McClurken, and Scott Adams of the Virginia Department of Forestry.

If you’ve enjoyed the pollinator gardens and no-mow zones on campus or taken part in events like the Tree Festival or Eco-Carnival on Earth Day, you’ve already experienced some of the University of Mary Washington’s commitment to the environment.

The Princeton Review has recognized that commitment as well, including UMW in the 2023 Guide to Green Colleges.

The Green Colleges rating considers whether students have a campus quality of life that is both healthy and sustainable; how well a school prepares students for employment in the clean-energy economy and for overall green citizenship; and how environmentally responsible an institution’s policies are. UMW has also made the list in previous years.

“We’re happy to be a part of The Princeton Reviews list again,” UMW Sustainability Coordinator Sean Morrow said this week. “Since our last recognition in the Green Colleges list, we’ve really taken the time to review and expand our current sustainability initiatives on campus.” Read more.