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James Madison University's Environmental Stewardship Tour highlights some of the sites on campus where facilities, environmental stewardship and learning are interconnected. Go to the Esri Story Map website Select any of the numbered sites from the map or from the photo carousel for a description. By choosing "continue" at the end of the description, you will learn how the site is leveraged as a resource for education and/or how faculty and students contribute to facilities management's environmental stewardship efforts. Sample photos, videos, studies, student projects, and courses that engaged with the sites are also included. As you take the tour, we challenge you to consider the interdependence of humans and the environment; the health, socio-economic and ecological dimensions of environmental stewardship; the way in which environmental problems are explored and solutions are developed and implemented; and how environmental stewardship is and can be integrated into our lives.

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Please consider visiting our environmental stewardship sites when you are on campus. Download a printable map. Beginning in October 2015 (Campus Sustainability Month) look for the markers below which indicate that you are at an environmental stewardship tour site. Scan the marker's QR code using a reader app on any smart device to be directed to the online tour so that you may read about that site.

Environmental Stewardship Tour Marker

The tour features efforts in the categories of water, buildings and grounds, green space, energy, transportation and waste management at the following sites:


Newman Lake & Chandler Courtyard
Edith J. Carrier Arboretum
Veterans Memorial Stream
Sibert Creek Rain Garden


Warren/Taylor Green Roof
Small Wind Training & Testing Facility
Sphere Theater


Godwin Transit Center


Wayland Hall
Duke Hall
Student Success Center
East Campus Dining Hall
Bioscience Building
Integrated Science & Technology Patio


East Campus Hillside
JMU Farm
University Park
Madison Garden


Festival Student and Conference Center


The Environmental Stewardship Tour is a collaborative effort with contributions from:

Facilities Management: Abram Kaufman, Michael Dalmolin, and Bradley Andrick
Students: Nicholas Barrett, Christopher Katalinas, and Brooke Covington
College of Integrated Science and Engineering: Robert Brent, Carole Nash, Amy Goodall, and Elise Barrella
Office of Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability: Amanda Bodle and Kay Forshey
Creative Services: Joshua See
Integrated Science and Technology Department Laboratory Operations: Chrissy Rothgeb
Information Technology: Alvin Chao, Dale Hulvey, and Linda Carrier
Public Safety: Lee Eshelman
The Student Success Center: Ritter Clevenger
Office of Sponsored Programs: Tamara Hatch
Virginia Department of Environmental Quality: Nesha McRae

The tour was partially funded by a grant from the Dominion Higher Educational Partnership Program. Sources of some support for signs were the Pure Water Forum and the Environmental Protection Agency's Section 117 Chesapeake Bay Implementation Grant at the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), via contract number 15984.

tour sponsors

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