One of the grants will be used to start two active beehives on campus and buy beekeeping classes from the Colonial Beekeeping Association. (Stephen Salpukas/W News)

The William Mary Committee on Sustainability awarded more than $50,000 in funding to faculty, students and staff in the fall for sustainability projects on campus and in the local community through Green Fee grants.

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Bird death data collected between 2013 and 2016 on the William Mary campus have identified the glass lobby of the Muscarelle Museum of Art as a serious hazard to birds, causing up to 360 deaths every year.

The W Bird Club is collaborating with the cheap canada goose uk Muscarelle to install highly effective window treatments that are Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certified and tested by the American Bird Conservancy. canada goose emory parka uk Treating the Muscarelle glass lobby will prevent the deaths of hundreds of federally protected birds every year, thereby preserving local wildlife well into the future, while setting an example for other college campuses in Virginia and nationwide.

$858.71 to Claire Murphy ’19, Ben Lazarus ’19, Casey Maclean ’18 and Randy Chambers, Director of W Keck Environmental Laboratory

The goal of this project is to inform the William Mary community about the sustainability of beekeeping as well as to teach students how to actually keep bees.

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The funding will enable reconstruction of aging wooden raised garden beds, allowing the addition of topsoil and compost to immediately improve soil fertility. To ensure long term soil fertility, a compost co op will be established to expand organic waste recycling to additional members of the VIMS community. On site educational signage will inform garden visitors about the canada goose outlet las vegas process and benefits of composting.

$1,380 to Ellen Yates ’17 and Meghan Foley, Community Engagement Fellow for Alternative Breaks

Students on Branch Out Alternative Break teams shop for food and prepare it together while on alternative breaks around the country. The hosting community or housing partners often provide paper or plastic utensils and dishware for use during the break.

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$3,247 to Janet Yang, Williamsburg Campus Child Care Director

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Classroom scholarships will be used to bring age appropriate lessons to life through activities, presentations, materials and staff training. Additionally, funds will be applied to include sustainable products in facility upgrades to ensure that WCCC is not only teaching the importance of sustainability to its students, but is ensuring that the facility emulates the importance as well. The Early Childhood Environmental Education Rating Scale, developed by the North American Association for Environmental Education, will be used to measure the project outcomes.

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$865 to Lauren Goode, Science Librarian and Martha Higgins Reference and Instruction Librarian, and Elizabeth Luna, Reserves Supervisor

W Libraries is dedicated to fostering sustainability and knowledge of the environment. Swem Library currently has a program to check out popular equipment items to students.