Committee on Sustainability

Overview

As UVA’s pan-university sustainability advisory and implementation network, the Committee on Sustainability works to advance a collaborative vision for sustainability at UVA. The Committee hosts three subcommittees that focus on the three pillars of sustainability at UVA; Engage, Steward, and Discover and work to meet the goals outlined in the Sustainability Plan.

The Committee on Sustainability is charged with:

  • Fostering the development and dissemination of sustainability knowledge through research and teaching.
  • Promoting the highest standards of sustainable practices 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) works to expand and deepen sustainability into the UVA community, both on and off of Grounds. CES seeks to promote, engage, and advocate for policies and practices that build an inclusive, safe, healthy, and equitable community aligned with environmental principles to advance the well-being of this and future generations to come.

Chairs

Nina Morris, Office for Sustainability

Dirron Allen, Student Affairs

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:

Bill Shobe

Steve Macko

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