Campus Initiatives

Blue Bikes

The Blue Bike program at Washington and Lee is designed to provide a convenient way to get around the campus and Lexington. The use of bicycles instead of motor vehicles results in cleaner air and better health, less traffic and more open parking spaces, less oil consumed and fewer greenhouse gases emitted.

Dining Services

We are committed to sustainable dining practices and leverage our EcoSteps™ program to guide us in this effort.

Energy Education

The Washington and Lee Energy Education Program is an energy management and conservation initiative that works to change our personal behavior, our institutional habits, and our collective culture so that we at W&L significantly reduce the amount of energy we consume on the university campus. Lowering our collective energy consumption will reduce both our adverse impact on the environment and the amount of money spent on energy, freeing university funds for other priorities.

University Facilities Initiatives

Washington and Lee is committed to reducing its carbon footprint and achieving carbon neutrality as outlined in the 2010 Climate Action Plan and as demonstrated in the "Five for Five" program.