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


Take The Pledge

As University of Virginia community members, we can help create a more sustainable future by embracing small changes in our daily lives. Pledge with us.

From the Grounds Up Blog

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


From the Grounds Up Sustainability Grant

An annual grant open to current U.Va. students, faculty, and staff for projects that directly contribute to the University’s sustainability goals. Learn more…

Track Our Progress

U.Va. is implementing initiatives and policies that positively affect our local and global communities.

Environmental Stewardship Subcommittee

Join an ESS Working Group and help implement solutions to sustainability challenges on Grounds!Learn More…

Explore Our Research

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