Sustainability at the University of Virginia calls for collaboration and ingenuity to promote the well-being of the community, solve local and global challenges through scholarship and practice, educate ethical leaders and steward this special place.

-U.Va. Sustainability Statement

green work place program

Green Workplace Program

The Green Workplace Program engages U.Va. employees and workplaces in actions that conserve energy, save money, and advance sustainability. Learn more…

From the Grounds Up Blog

Follow the latest sustainability initiatives happening on Grounds and beyond with the recently launched U.Va. Sustainability blog.


U.Va. Sustainability Plan

Make your voice a part of the five year U.Va. sustainability plan to steward this special place. The Plan will compile new and existing ideas while building upon U.Va.’s current initiatives and accomplishments. Add your voice…

Chuck It For Charity

Chuck It For Charity is an annual collection drive to enable students to donate their unwanted furniture, appliances, non-perishable food and clothing to local charities. Results from this years drive will be posted soon! Learn more…

UVA Saves Hour!

On Thursday, June 25th from 2:00-3:00 PM, U.Va. has agreed to reduce its electricity consumption by 12 megawatts for one hour. This program is designed to help prevent electric grid emergencies during the peak electric demand times. Learn more…

Explore Our Research

The University of Virginia supports research and embraces innovation to address current and future needs.