Become a Sustainability Partner
Sustainability Partners Help Green U.Va.
The mission of Sustainability Partners is to actively engage U.Va. employees in cultivating a community that embraces sustainable stewardship and practices. Sustainability Partners advocate and promote initiatives that reduce energy and water use, minimize waste, promote community, and enhance well-being.
Through monthly meetings and collaborative efforts, Sustainability Partners research innovative practices and develop strategies for creating a more sustainable workplace and community.
Through Sustainability Partners employees have helped shape:
- Reminder signs, such as “Try Just One” and “Flip the Switch.”
- Development and promotion of U.Va. Sustainability Pledge.
- Creation of an online training program, Sustainability at U.Va.: You Can Make a Positive Difference, offered through Human Resources. Note: the link will direct you to the integrated system login page. Once logged in, you will see the option to enroll in the course (class #146816).
Monthly Meeting Times, Topics & Guest Speakers
Please join us at our monthly meetings (you can just show up – no notice is required). Let’s work together to create a more sustainable U.Va.
Brown bag lunch meetings are held from noon to 1 p.m. on the third Wednesday of every month unless otherwise noted.
March 18, 2015: Getting to Know Your Watershed
Guest Speaker: Jeff Sitler, Environmental Scientist, Facilities Management; President and founder of Jeffrey A. Sitler Environmental Services, Inc. (JAS),
Location: Newcomb 481
As part of World Water Week, Jeff will speak to the Sustainability Partners about getting to know our watershed, the source for all the water we use. He will discuss the boundaries of our watershed, U.Va.’s strategies to steward our water, and strategies to take care of our watershed that begin at home.
Join Sustainability Partners
If you would like to join the email list or learn more about Sustainability Partners, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.