UVA Sustainability Webinars


Smart Labs Chemistry Town Hall

The Smart Labs Chemistry Town Hall meeting was held Wednesday, September 28th, 2022. Members of the Chemistry Department were invited to learn about upcoming upgrades to their building and the Smart Labs process. You can review the video of the recorded meeting below or email cda4k@virginia.edu with questions.



Climate Action Workshop - Planning for a Fossil Fuel Free UVA

Guest speaker Paul Zmick (Director of Energy and Utilities) joined UVA's Energy Working Group for a presentation and discussion on the pathways for decarbonizing thermal energy production at the University.



UVA's Single-Use Plastics Reduction Strategy

Watch this recording for an update and discussion around UVA's Single-Use Plastics Reduction Plan. Learn what has been going on behind the scenes at UVA and hear attendees ideas for cutting plastics out of our personal lives as well.



Sustainability in Healthcare at UVA & Beyond

This recording from a virtual presentation to the UVA Health Pathology Department is relevant to any UVA Health employee or sustainable health advocate. Includes data on the health care sector’s contributions to climate change, ways to engage in 2021 strategic planning initiatives at UVA, information about the Virginia Clinicians for Climate Action (VCCA), UVA’s sustainability goals, and UVA-based engagement opportunities like the Green Labs program, Health System Sustainability Committee and more.



Menstrual Movement: Period Equity at UVA & Beyond

Join the UVA Office of Sustainability, Protect Our Breasts at UVA, the Maxine Platzer Lynn Women’s Center, and Women’s Voices of the Earth for a conversation on the intersection of sustainability, equity, and feminine care products.



Smart Labs MR4 Town Hall

The Office for Sustainability's Building and Operations team is proud to launch the Smart Labs Program in the Medical Research-4 lab building. Originally constructed in 1984, MR-4 will be undergoing LED lighting upgrades and ventilation risk assessments resulting in right-sized ventilation for critical research spaces. This Smart Labs virtual town hall introduces MR-4 occupants to the strategies that will reduce energy and enhance safety in their building.



Level Up Your Composting to Fight Climate Change Virtual Lunch-and-Learn

Hosts Eric Walter (Black Bear Composting) and Dana Schroeder (UVA Sustainability) promise that this casual, virtual lunch-and-learn will give you some new ideas to “level up your composting” whether you are already experienced or just getting started.



Equity & Environment Fund Workshop

Join the UVA Sustainability Civic Engagement Subcommittee via Zoom Meeting to learn more about the UVA Equity & Environment Fund for student-community collaborations. The Equity & Environment Fund has over $30,000 available to help support any meaningful project, event, or initiative at the intersection of equity and the environment.



LinkedIn to Sustainability: An Introduction to Online Networking

Join the UVA Office for Sustainability and Career Center for a sustainability-focused LinkedIn 101 Workshop led by Jorge Piocuda.



Breaking Down Compost: A Student-Focused Introduction to Composting on Grounds

Join the Office for Sustainability and the Materials Working Group for an introductory overview of composting efforts on Grounds. Content includes what we compost, where we compost, and how we can continually expand efforts at UVA.



Carbon Neutrality at UVA Webinar

Join Ethan Heil, an energy engineer in UVA's Office for Sustainability, as he walks through the basics of carbon neutrality and discusses the tactics UVA will use to achieve carbon neutrality by 2030.



Equity & Environment Fund Workshop

Learn about the UVA Equity & Environment Fund for student-community collaborations. The Equity & Environment Fund has over $50,000 available to help support any meaningful project, event, or initiative at the intersection of equity and the environment.