"Sustainability at the University of Virginia calls for ingenuity to promote the well-being of the community, solve local and global challenges through scholarship and practice, educate ethical leaders, and steward this special place."

The UVA sustainability statement, adopted in 2014, and the sustainability slogan, “From the Grounds Up” seek to provide inspiration and a call to action to advance sustainability at UVA.

Sustainability at UVA is multi-faceted and multi-disciplinary, with individuals, departments, and schools collaborating to advance sustainability on Grounds and beyond. Sustainability calls for incorporating stewardship into existing practices and introducing new initiatives through systems thinking, partnerships and action-based learning, to better steward our resources, climate, and environment.