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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, fill out this short form.

Green Workplace Program

The U.Va. Green Workplace Program is a certification program that guides and recognizes U.Va. workplaces that are taking a leadership role in implementing sustainable workplace practices.

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 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.

Sustainability Advocates

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. Represent your resident hall and become a sustainability leader at U.Va.

Green Grounds

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

Featured Employee Group

Sustainability Partners

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: