Civic Engagement Subcommittee

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pile of unused furniture
Piles of unwanted furniture destined for the landfill inspired UVA students to create a platform that connects folks giving furniture away and those in need.
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bikes
A nonprofit provides free bike repairs and safety programs in low-income neighborhoods – and a bridge to help connect diverse communities.

Affordable Housing is Sustainable Housing

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stone wall with marker
They never met each other, but thanks to an elderly woman who shared her story in 1983 and a UVA student who spoke up at a meeting in 2018, we now understand more about a historic site on Grounds.
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Earth Day Every Day yard sign in front of a tree with flower landscaping.
In 2022, we look forward to celebrating the Earth April 1-22 with an expanded “Earth Day Every Day” Celebration! We invite individuals and groups to participate. Let’s show our friends, families, co-workers, classmates, and neighbors how much our community cares about this beautiful Earth that we all share.
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farmers market
Students saw the need for fresh produce as part of the UVA Food Pantry offerings and took action with help from the Equity & Environment Fund.
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cville market drone view
Food insecurity is the lack of affordable fresh produce and other farm products, often in lower-income neighborhoods. UVA students are tackling the issue from many angles.
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Equity & Environment Fund

The Equity & Environment Fund, supported by UVA’s Civic Engagement Subcommittee, is available to students for community-based projects or events that explore and address the intersection of equity, justice, and sustainability.

 

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Plant growing from cup of coins
Sometimes living sustainably can be associated with a higher cost. However, through resources at the University and in Charlottesville, sustainable choices are more accessible than first thought. Students should not have to choose between being environmentally conscious or being financially secure. This list of resources is meant to lead students to budget-friendly sustainable living options.

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