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Environmental Studies


At the University of Montevallo, we wear Purple and Gold, but we think Green.

Our Environmental Studies program is top notch thanks to our devoted faculty and staff and a number of invaluable hands-on resources like University Lake, Orr Park, the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama Eco-Fitness Trail, and the Ebenezer Swamp Ecological Preserve.  But there are plenty of ways for all students and citizens to pitch in and keep our community sustainable, like ValloCycle, the Montevallo Seed to Table organic community garden, recycling, and the Green Fund.  After all, more participation always makes for a bigger impact.


In Spring 2019, UM is piloting UM2GO, a reusable takeaway container program, and

we want you to participate!

How does UM2GO work?

  1. Purchase a reusable container at the Caf for $6 (flex points allowed).
  2. Get food to go!
  3. Return the container and exchange it for either a clean container OR a keychain that can be exchanged for a container in the future.
  4. At the end of the semester, return your container or keychain for $6 of flex points.

If you sign up to participate, you’ll need to pay for/obtain your first container in person when you go to the Caf.  You may also join the program in person at the Caf starting in January 2019, but signing up via email will secure your spot, and space in the pilot program is limited.

To sign up for UM2GO, email Dr. Caplow at 


The Environmental Club welcomes students who are interested in issues of sustainability and the environment.

Students work in the Community Garden