Sustainability Stories

Virginia Wesleyan Named Among Nation's Most Environmentally Responsible Colleges

Virginia Wesleyan University is one of the nation's most environmentally responsible colleges, according to The Princeton Review.

VWU Receives 2020 Inspiring Programs in STEM Award

VWU’s Environmental Institute: Summer Scholars program selected for national recognition by INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine

Generations Unite to Address Climate Change

Virginia Wesleyan University and The Gunn Group hosted "Generations Uniting to Address Climate Change"

Student Spotlight: Annika Christenson

Rescuing sea turtles provides Annika Christenson with many perfect moments.

Exploring Sustainability in Alaska

Students in Summer Session Environmental Studies course travel north to study climate change and more.

Virginia Wesleyan College Breaks Ground on Greer Environmental Sciences Center

Virginia Wesleyan College held a ceremonial groundbreaking Jan. 13 for the nearly 40,000-square-foot environmental sciences center that will change the landscape of the College.

Virginia Wesleyan College Announces Greer Environmental Sciences Center

State-of-the-art facility will provide unprecedented opportunities for students, foster regional collaboration

Great Things Ahead for Gates Scholar

The educational sky's the limit for Gates Millennium Scholar and VWU environmental studies major Maurica Bynum '16

Wesleyan Recognized as 2015 Green College

VWU featured in The Princeton Review Guide to 353 Green Colleges

Meet the Faculty: Dr. Elizabeth Malcolm

Associate Professor of Atmospheric and Oceanic Science has much to celebrate, including a a new family member and a series of recent publications

Being Seen Being Green: Chemistry Grant

Dr. Joyce Easter awarded first grant from Applied Separations, Inc. for implementation of environmentally friendly chemistry technique in the classroom.

A Way with Worms

VWU President's Environmental Challenge Grant recipient Dr. Philip Rock unveils his first batch of "black gold," composted soil generated by the College's very own "worm farm"

Being Seen Being Green: Compost Tea

There's a new kind of tea being brewed on the campus of Virginia Wesleyan College. The ingredients are comprised of mainly food scraps such as potato and orange peels, fruits and vegetables.

Tulip Poplars Populate Campus

The newest members of the Virginia Wesleyan College campus are here to stay permanently.

Our Classrooms are the Chesapeake Bay and Atlantic Ocean

The state-of-the-art electronic system on the 45-foot Ocean Explorer research vessel reads the water below at 22 feet deep when senior Owen Davis throws a Dorn water sampler over the edge.