Sustainability

The grass is greener at VWC

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 inclusion in the 2015 edition of The Princeton Review Guide to 353 Green Colleges.

Come see for yourself

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.