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Phase I, Archaeological Survey of the Stadium Road Student Housing Site, Charlottesville, Virginia, March 17, 1982

 

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The Clean Water Working Group focuses on improving stormwater management practices and the sustainable usage of water at UVA. 

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Climate Action & Energy

In 2011, the University set a goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 25% below 2009 levels by 2025. We achieved that goal in 2019, six years ahead of schedule, and are now aiming to be carbon neutral by 2030 and fossil free by 2050.  

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Climate Goals - Frequently Asked Questions

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The Energy Working Group aims to leverage the enthusiasm and broad expertise of the University community to promote the energy conservation and decarbonization on Grounds

ESS Working Groups

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.

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The Green Initiative Funding Tomorrow (GIFT) Grant is a fund that enables and empowers students to take an active role in ensuring UVA’s commitment to a sustainable future through the distribution of a $10,000 budget for sustainability initiatives.

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UVA student-athletes encourage fans to get involved with sustainability efforts underway in Athletics. Below are some easy ways fans can contribute to a “greener game day” whether tailgating, cheering from the stands, or watching from home.

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The student-athlete run Green Athletics group drives sustainability in the UVA Athletics department through education, stewardship, and leadership.

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UVA Dining (operated by Aramark since the 1980s) established a Green Dining program and a set of sustainable food purchasing guidelines in 2008 and a full-time Green Dining Coordinator position in 2010.

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Looking around your lab feeling overwhelmed by the landfill load and hum of numerous appliances? You are not alone!

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The Green Team Certification program engages UVA varsity Athletics teams to take action and increase accountability around team resource-use by implementing simple, sustainable changes that positively impact the team’s operation as a whole.

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The Green Workplace Program (GWP) engages UVA employees in actions that conserve resources, save money, and advance sustainability.

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The University of Virginia Committee on Sustainability (CoS) announces its first round of grants to support Grounds engaged learning related to sustainability at UVA.

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H2O 2 GO is a free water bottle refill service available for University-related outdoor events. Any UVA student, faculty or staff member may reserve the H2O 2 GO portable station, which has four taps for simultaneous use.

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Promoting and encouraging the goals of the CoS into the Health System environment.

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The Materials Working Group is a sustainability group dedicated to reducing material waste on grounds. We reside under the Office of Sustainability's Environmental Stewardship Committee and work with faculty and staff from the Recycling Department, OFS, and more to make real change at UVA.

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The SustainaNewsletter provides bi-weekly updates for students, faculty, staff, and community members about local events, involvement opportunities, and sustainability tips. */

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In 2013, the University of Virginia (UVA) became the first institution to set an official nitrogen reduction goal: reduce the university’s reactive nitrogen losses to the environment by 25% below 2010 levels by 2025.

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