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


RecycleMania 2015!

RecycleMania is a national eight week competition between colleges and universities to see who can reuse, reduce, and recycle the most waste. 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…

Earth Week 2015

Earth Week is a celebration of sustainability, aiming to bring together students, faculty, and staff for a week of events that build awareness, inspire creativity, and foster stewardship of our world and ourselves. All events are free and welcoming to all. Learn more…

World Water Week!

U.Va. will host water themed events for one week in celebration of World Water Day (WWD) on March 22. This year’s World Water Day theme is “water for sustainable development.” Learn More…

Explore Our Research

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