September 22, 2023

UMW’s Commitment to Going Green Wins Gold

Formal sustainability committee? Check. Environmentally focused degrees? Check. LEED-certified buildings? Check. A host of Earth-friendly initiatives has earned the University of Mary Washington a spot among the nation’s most environmentally responsible schools in the 2022 Guide to Green Colleges, published last week by The Princeton Review. “UMW offers excellent academics and demonstrates a commitment to […]

UMW Gets Down to Earth With Sustainability Coordinator Position

By summer, the University of Mary Washington plans to have its own Sustainability Coordinator. The announcement of the new full-time position by UMW President Troy Paino in last week’s Board of Visitors meeting comes just in time for Earth Day and on the heels of Gov. Ralph Northam’s executive order to reduce Virginia’s reliance on […]

Ranking Highlights UMW’s Commitment to Sustainability

The University of Mary Washington has earned a spot on a list of the nation’s most environmentally conscious schools. The ranking appears in the 2021 edition of The Princeton Review’s Guide to Green Colleges, which profiled 416 U.S. schools demonstrating a commitment to sustainability, based on student academic offerings and career preparation, as well as […]

Chichester Discusses UMW Landscaping with Total Landscape Care

Holly Chichester, UMW’s landscape and grounds manager, recently spoke with Total Landscape Care about how she and her team are keeping the Mary Washington campus looking beautiful in the midst of the coronavirus threat and social distancing guidelines.

Chichester says the team is now working in groups of no more than three people in shifts throughout the week to help cut down on close-quarters interaction with each other. During this time, each worker will be assigned a mower for the day that only he/she will use, and once the work is completed, he/she will hose off and sanitize the mower.

“It’s very fluid and we take it as we can,” Chichester says. “We’re doing the best that we can. The rules still apply; we’re just being as flexible as possible.” Read more.