The University of Montevallo is committed to embracing sustainable practices of learning, working, and living. The following pages contain more information about the university's many sustainability initiatives.
Energy Savings Project
The University of Montevallo Physical Plant offers tips to help the campus community reduce its energy consumption.
UM Environmental Club
This student organization is open to all majors who have a desire to improve the environment. The group focuses on implementing earth-friendly programs locally and raising awareness on campus as well as increasing our students' knowledge about and enjoyment of nature. For more information contact Dr. Jill Wicknick at 665-6458 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. The club also maintains a Facebook group. Projects of the Environmental Club incude:
- UM Organic Community Garden: Opened in April of 2010, the garden is located on County Road 10, just west of Kermit A. Johnson Field baseball field.
- University Recycling Program: The University has collected over one million pounds of recyclables since opening its collection center in 2006. The campus program is now being replaced with the Montevallo Recycling Center, a joint effort between UM and the City of Montevallo.
The Sustainability Banquet (Philosophy 230)
This course-based approach to teaching sustainability deals with the intersection between human values and the technological forces and effects our scientific pursuits bring to bear on them. Students study the effects of dietary choices and present a dinner at the end of the term.