Living on Grounds is a defining part of the undergraduate experience at UVA. However, with over two million square feet of residential living space operating 24/7, residence halls account for a significant portion of the university’s energy usage. Fortunately, there are many things that individual residents can do to reduce UVA’s environmental impact while also improving student experience. The Green Living Program currently focuses on students living on Grounds, but many green living tips are relevant no matter where you call home.
Green Living Certification Program
The Green Living Certificate aims to promote sustainable living in residence halls and around Grounds by educating students about the simple steps they can take to conserve resources and advance a culture of sustainability at UVA.
Three Simple Steps to Get Certified
Commit to 20 sustainable living actions (5 prerequisites + 15 other actions from 6 categories)
Contribute to a happy, healthy planet and WIN PRIZES! (A succulent for your room, sticker for your laptop/water bottle, and Green Living nametag for your door!)
Green Living Resources
- Sign up for the bi-weekly SustainaNewsletter
- Green Living Guide
- Information on recycling in residence halls
- UVA Sustainability involvement opportunities