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The University Store


The Washington and Lee University Store is committed to practices that embrace and support ecological efforts campus- and nation-wide. When attending the National Association of College Store (NACS) annual trade show, the store's staff of buyers met and strategized in order to bring a significant presence of “green” products to W&L for fall of 2008. The result is that over 20 major products or product lines are being introduced here on the Washington and Lee campus for Fall 2008, spanning across all departments in the store, including: 

School Supplies

  1. Recycled Index Cards (3x5, 4x6, and Spiral Bound)
  2. Recycled filler paper
  3. Zebra-Eco series of pens, pencils, and highlighters are all at least 70% post-consumer recycled material.
  4. Recycled 1-subject notebook with “Sustainability” logo.
  5. All other spiral notebooks contain varying percentages of recycled paper.
  6. Recycled pocket folders.
  7. Recycled paper clips.
  8. Series of “Myndology Bare” study cards using 100% recycled paper and printed with soy ink.
  9. “Environotes” 100% recycled composition books.
  10. Recycled three-ring binders.
  11. Blue Books (exam books) containing recycled paper.


  1. Organic cotton navy blue tee shirt from Cotton Exchange.
  2. Two designs of eco-tees from Jac-San, which are not only 100% organic cotton, but also feature logos promoting ecology and sustainability.

General Merchandise and Sundries

  1. Series of diploma frames from Framing Success guarantee responsible forestry practices.
  2. Burt’s Bees series of 100% natural products, which also feature post-consumer recycled packaging.
  3. W & L Drink Local Water stainless steel Klean Kanteens.
  4. BPA-free reusable nalgene bottles.
  5. Reusable Sigg bottles.

Trade Books

  1. Series of ecology-themed journals featuring 100% recycled paper.
  2. A number of environmentally themed books and books on “green living” have been purchased and will be featured on display.
  3. Endangered wildlife and nature themed address books.
  4. Magnetic Poetry “Green Words” edition.

Read about the University Store's energy and resource conservation initiatives.