Civic Engagement Subcommittee

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Sustainability Leadership Award

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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.