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Welcome to the Tour

You are invited to tour selected campus sites that demonstrate environmental sustainability and support learning and applied research. Sustainability features at our tour locations include a green roof, green buildings, rain gardens, pollinator habitats, a naturalized landscape, and more. As you take the tour online or on campus, we challenge you to consider how environmental stewardship is and can be integrated into our lives. How might you think critically, and act as model stewards of the natural world? After taking the tour, look at the ISNW website for comprehensive inventories of sustainability courses and research opportunities at JMU as well as directions for requesting to use campus for a hands-on sustainability project.

Take the Online Tour

Explore the Environmental Stewardship Tour sites online in one of two ways! Visit the online Story Map where there is a map of the sites on campus and an introduction to each site, or navigate using the photos below to see the complete description, sample photos, videos, studies, student projects, and courses that engaged with the site. 

Take the Self-Guided Walking Tour

Take the self-guided walking tour when you are on campus! To get started, either follow this link to the online Story Map, or scan the QR codes on the signs at environmental stewardship tour sites on campus. For visitors without smart phones, a printable map without descriptions is available to download and print.

Keep Going - Actions You Can Take

See the links below for immediate actions that you can take to understand the issues and reduce your environmental footprint.

Students: See the environmental stewardship page in the One Book, that you received prior to joining our community and the JMU sustainability resources for students.

JMU Employees: See the Employee Handbooks for Administrative & Professional Faculty, Classified Staff, and Wage Employees, and JMU sustainability resources for employees.

Community Members and Visitors: See The Environment & You by the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and the Greener Living tips and tools from the US Environmental Protection Agency.


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.  

The tour was developed in collaboration with:

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
Institute for Stewardship of the Natural World: 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

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