Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014
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The Virginia Wesleyan College community is dedicated to a greener campus and a greener world. The ongoing sustainability efforts of the College's faculty, staff and students reflect a larger commitment to ethical conduct and social responsibility through environmental stewardship and education.
Virginia Wesleyan has been recognized locally, regionally and nationally for its greening practices. Most recently, VWC was selected for the Princeton Review's Guide to 332 Green Colleges for 2014.
Wesleyan's beautiful 300-acre wooded campus is an oasis of trees, open fields and flowers that also happens to be a designated bird sanctuary and the home of an old-growth beech forest. You can find bat and bluebird houses, beekeeping boxes and even an eco-friendly worm farm on the College grounds.
Virginia Wesleyan is committed to waste-reduction, recycling, energy efficiency, green building practices, composting and other earth-friendly landscaping practices, promotion of public transportation and much more. Numerous faculty/student research projects, such as the establishment and study of a green roof on one of the student residence halls, integrate learning and community service for the betterment of the planet.
Virginia Wesleyan President Billy Greer is one of more than 250 signatories of the American College & University Presidents Climate Commitment. The College also is a member of the U.S. Green Building Council and the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education.
The establishment of the President's Environmental Issues Council in 2005 crystallized the College's ongoing efforts to enhance responsible management of resources and promote improvement of the quality of the environment at Virginia Wesleyan.