Committee on Sustainability

Overview

The Committee on Sustainability advises the Executive Vice Presidents on all matters related to the University’s commitment to sustainability and how those impact the future of the University including interrelated environmental, financial, teaching, research, and social aspects. In carrying out this charge, the Committee shall be engaged in the following: 

  • Fostering the development and dissemination of sustainability knowledge through research and teaching. 

  • Promoting the highest-standards of sustainable practice on Grounds. 

  • Engaging the civic and academic communities in topics associated with sustainability. 

  • Contributing to and reporting on progress in achieving the University’s sustainability goals. 

Chairs

Cheryl Gomez, Director of Operations

Phoebe Crisman, Global Studies Director, Professor of Architecture

CoS Membership List

 

Civic Engagement Subcommittee

The Civic Engagement Subcommittee (CES), one of three subcommittees of the UVA Committee on Sustainability, works to expand and integrate sustainability actions and knowledge into all facets of the UVA community, both on- and off- Grounds. In collaboration with a wide representation of student, faculty, staff and community stakeholders, CES seeks to promote and advocate for policies and practices that build an inclusive, healthy, and equitable learning community, aligned with environmental principles including the UVA 2030 sustainability goals.

Chairs

Erika Herz, Office for Sustainability

Rollin Johnson Jr., Madison House

Get Involved

CES Membership List

CES is open to all students, faculty, and staff to join at any time and meets monthly. To find out more information and get engaged, email sustainablity@virginia.edu

Major Projects

 

Environmental Stewardship Subcommittee

The Environmental Stewardship Subcommittee (ESS), a subcommittee of the University Committee on Sustainability, promotes and enables environmental stewardship via student, staff, and faculty engagement and direct action on Grounds. There are currently 13 working groups and five task forces within the subcommittee.

Chairs

Donald Sundgren, Associate Vice President and Chief Facilities Officer

Andrea Trimble, Sustainability Director

Get Involved

ESS Membership List

ESS and its working groups are open to all students, faculty, and staff to join at any time. To find out more information about a specific working group or task force, email sustainablity@virginia.edu

 

Teaching & Research Subcommittee

The Teaching and Research Subcommittee, a subcommittee of the University Committee on Sustainability, seeks to develop opportunities for interdisciplinary curriculum development and research. The subcommittee supports a University-wide living-learning laboratory approach and serves as a resource for faculty engaged in promoting sustainability literacy through teaching and research. The Subcommittee is co-chaired by Jim Galloway and Bill Shobe.

Chairs:

Jim Galloway

Leon Szeptycki

Get Involved

T&R Membership List

Teaching & Research Subcommittee is open to all students, faculty, and staff to join at any time and meets monthly. To find out more information and get engaged, email sustainablity@virginia.edu

Major Projects