Reports & Guides

View our resources for ways you can implement sustainability within your organization. Our case studies provide replicable and scalable models for successful initiatives that can work at any institution.

Sustainability Plan

The UVA Sustainability Plan is a comprehensive set of objectives to be accomplished within the next four years that enable and ensure ongoing innovation towards achievement of a longer-term vision that strives for the vitality of our environment, health, and investments, both locally and globally.

2016 - 2020 Sustainability Plan PDF

Action Plans

UVA Greenhouse Gas Action Plan 2017PDF

UVA Sustainable Food Action Plan 2018PDF

Sustainability Updates

A quarterly update on progress made toward the achievement of UVA Sustainability Plan goals.

Sustainability Update December 2018PDF

Sustainability Update June 2018PDF

Sustainability Update March 2018PDF

Sustainability Update December 2017PDF

Sustainability Update June 2017 PDF

Sustainability Update March 2017 PDF


UVA Sustainability Annual Report

The UVA Annual Report summarizes the University’s sustainability progress, with a focus on the past academic year.

2017-2018 Annual ReportPDF

2016-2017 Annual Report PDF

2015-2016 Annual Report PDF

2014-2015 Annual Report PDF

UVA Greenhouse Gas Reports

UVA’s annual greenhouse gas reports document and analyze the University’s progress toward meeting its greenhouse gas reduction goal.

UVA Greenhouse Gas Report CY2017PDF

UVA Greenhouse Gas Report CY2016 PDF

UVA Greenhouse Gas Report CY2015 PDF

UVA Greenhouse Gas Report CY2014 PDF

UVA Sustainable Food Strategies Task Force Annual Report

The UVA Food Strategies Task Force Annual Report summarizes UVA’s progress on its food goals as outlined in the Sustainability Plan.

UVA Sustainable Food Annual Report 2018 PDF

UVA Sustainable Food Annual Report 2017 PDF

Sustainability Assessments

The 2011 and 2006 Sustainability Assessments, give a comprehensive overview of U.Va. sustainability in those years.

Sustainability Assessment 2011 PDF

Sustainability Assessment 2006 PDF


Zero Waste Event Guide

The zero waste event guide provides step-by-step instructions on how to turn any event into a zero waste event, which means composting and recycling all the waste that is generated at the event.

Zero Waste Event Guide PDF

Zero Waste Caterers

This document provides a list of caterers who can accommodate a zero waste event by providing compostable or recyclable utensils and other event ware.

Zero Waste Caterers PDF

Design Guidelines

The purpose of these guidelines is to explain the use of the sustainability logo and brand style, to reinforce consistent application of the visual elements in all communications. Guidelines on the use of the logo are included, along with font types, color pallets, and best use cases.

Design Guidelines PDF