Sign up for UVA Sustainability’s Newsletter!
U.Va. Sustainability sends out an email newsletter on a weekly basis of all the events and programs happening across the U.Va. community related to sustainability. To sign up, simply email firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know you’d like be added to the newsletter.
Online Employee Training
“Sustainability @UVa: You Can Make a Positive Difference” is a new tool to help University employees learn about and embrace green practices. The 45-minute online program defines sustainability, highlights current efforts and offers tips on adopting environmentally friendly practices.
University employees can view and sign-up for the program within Employee Self-Service in the Integrated System. They can also arrange an interactive presentation by contacting Jessica Wenger, environmental projects manager in U.Va.’s Environmental Health and Safety, at email@example.com or 434-982-5540.
Featured Student Groups
With over 40 groups on Grounds that embrace sustainability in their mission, there are plenty of ways for students to get involved. Beyond joining a group, U.Va. offers a variety of programs that helps you embrace sustainability through related events, actions and courses available to you. To find a complete list of current sustainability groups, visit SustainaUnity.
The Sustainability Advocates program works to educate and implement sustainability efforts in resident areas across Grounds. Sustainability Advocates work directly with Resident Advisers, U.Va. Sustainability and many student groups to engage on-Grounds students in recycling, energy and water conservation initiatives and participate in the largest sustainability events at U.Va. Apply Today to represent your resident hall and become a sustainability leader at U.Va. Applications for Spring 2013 are due by January 31st.
The Green Grounds Group is dedicated to education and advocating for sustainable planning, design, implementation and operations, holding the belief that sustainable practices should and can be a part of the U.Va. growth strategy. It was formed in 2004 by planning and architecture students to address green design at the University. The group sponsors projects that encompass a range of sustainable design ideas from green roofs to energy use to transportation, such as the Smart Transportation Map, and works with a diverse set of University and community members. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/greengrounds
Featured Employee Group
Make a difference by joining Sustainability Partners, a group of employees interested in creating and promoting a Grounds-wide commitment to sustainability. The group of volunteers meets monthly to network, share ideas and learn about sustainability. For more info and how to sign up visit: http://www.virginia.edu/sustainability/sustainability-partner/