W&L’s new offsite solar array, now fully operational, represents the university’s biggest leap to date toward an energy-independent future.
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The university’s Campus Garden is a dedicated space growing organic produce for both the campus and local community.
Office of Sustainability facilitates launch of new policy to help reduce single-use plastics
Washington and Lee athletic teams partnered with Boxerwood’s COREworks program on community projects to offset carbon emissions in Rockbridge County.
The dedicated students on the crew are making W&L a more sustainable place.
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Policies adopted to combat COVID-19 led to novel changes in W&L's energy use in 2020.
A publication from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, the Sustainable Campus Index recognizes top-performing sustainable colleges and universities.
Jerónimo Reyes '21 says he is so immensely grateful for the gifts in his life, including a QuestBridge scholarship to W&L, that he wants to become a doctor and devote his career to helping others.
The rankings are based on the amount of renewable energy available per full-time equivalent student.
At W&L, sustainability starts with a seed and blossoms into sea change. Take a peek inside our gardening and composting effort to see how it's impacting our community — and the future.
During The Leading Edge Pre-Orientation Program on sustainability, first-year students were treated to a visit to Polyface Farms in Swoope, Virginia.
Trash-sorting stations, one of the university's newest sustainability projects, send more material to recycling and compost bins instead of to the dump.