Be the Change: Sustainability

Photo: No Drive Day JMU believes in sustainability, but it's not just a slogan. The university is leading a fundamental shift in thinking about our planet through the efforts of students, faculty members and alumni engaged in efforts to secure our environmental future. Spurred by a charge from JMU President Linwood H. Rose to pursue environmental sustainability, their collective efforts reflect Madison's heritage of educating students to become enlightened and engaged citizens, problem solvers, community leaders -- to change the world.

The Stories ...

A secure future

JMU's Institute for Stewardship of the Natural World JMU's Institute for Stewardship of the Natural World works for a secure future through environmental stewardship ... Read More

Designing sustainable solutions

JMU's engineering program JMU's engineering program focuses on sustainability to address the wide range of engineering challenges of the 21st century... Read More

Madison's first eco-community

Madison's first eco-community The newly created Madison Eco-Community at Hoffman Hall is a unique experience for JMU freshmen with an emphasis on environmental stewardship and sustainability ... Read More

Flowing by design

Flowing by design Guided by professor Wayne Teel and supported by the JMU-RMH Collaborative, ISAT majors Nicolas Jaramillo and Bonnie Tang designed a five-acre wooded wetland to filter water... Read More

The People ...

Dr. Christie-Joy Brodrick Hartman

Dr. Christie-Joy Brodrick Hartman

Executive Director, JMU Institute for Stewardship of the Natural World

"C.J." Brodrick Hartman is taking Madison beyond "green fads" with the formation of the university's Institute for Stewardship of the Natural World, coordinating environmental stewardship efforts across campus, advocating clear priorities and challenging all members of the James Madison community to think critically about their role ... Read More

Amy Porter Zacaroli

Blake Jones ('04)

Biologist, Hawaiian Endangered Bird Conservation Program

While Hawaii is known as an island paradise, unfortunately, it is also the endangered bird capital of the world with more than half of the native bird population having gone extinct. Blake Jones ('04) decided to dedicate his career to "being the change" by making Hawaii a safer place for endangered birds ... Read More

Be the Change! sectors ...

Be the Change
in Sustainability

Carole Baldwin ('81)
Marine biologist

Dr. Christie-Joy Brodrick Hartman
Executive Director, JMU Institute for Stewardship of the Natural World

Dr. Dan Downey ('75)
Professor of Chemistry

Shirley Lea Foley
JMU housekeeper and green advocate

Dan Irwin ('90)
NASA researcher, community activist

Blake Jones ('04)
Biologist, Hawaiian Endangered Bird Conservation Program

Gordon Leisch ('56, '65M)
Retired field biologist

Sonja Macys ('97)
Executive Director, Tucson Audubon Society

Towana Moore
Associate vice president for business and practical environmentalist

Maria Papadakis
ISAT professor and sustainability educator

Dave Rizzo ('83)
Forest Pathologist and Professor

Christian Schwantes ('10)
Changing the conversation about chemistry

Dennis Tracz ('78)
Advocate for sustainable business