Environmental Stewardship Subcommittee

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The Sustainable IT working group, under the Environmental Stewardship Subcommittee, aims to minimize technology's negative impacts, while maximizing its positive benefits. 

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The Procurement Working Group (PWG) works to engage UVA students, staff, and faculty on the topics of sustainable purchasing and waste minimization.

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

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

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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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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

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The Transportation Working Group promotes a sustainable, resilient, and multi-modal transportation network at UVA, supporting the University’s greenhouse gas reduction goals and enhancing accessibility to Grounds.

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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.

Environmental Stewardship Sub-committee

The Environmental Stewardship Sub-committee (ESS) advances environmental stewardship on Grounds, resulting in measurable results and accountability toward achieving the University’s overall goal of being carbon neutral by 2030 and fossil fuel free by 2050. ESS is focused on using the Grounds as a means of learning and engagement with sustainability. There are several working groups within the subcommittee, across topic areas.