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ESG seminar - speaker and audience
The McIntire School of Commerce hosted its first "Blue Ridge ESG Seminar" featuring speakers from an array of industries addressing the role of businesses in our society and the changing climate. The event was made possible in part by funds from the Office for Sustainability.

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plastic bags
UVA Sustainability is working with the Sierra Club and the community to collect reusable bags for low-income individuals. With a new plastic bag tax instituted in Charlottesville and Albemarle County, reusable bags are important to promote environmental justice and sustainability as a whole.
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trick or treat lawn
What's scarier than a haunted house on Halloween? The amount of plastic, textiles and pumpkins that ends up in the landfills the day after. This year, help us make these statistics a little less frightening. Here are some tips and tricks to making Halloween an eco-friendly event.
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potato gardening
Charlottesville resident Nayia Koullouri, a member of UVA's Sustainable Food Collaborative, joined the digital White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition and Health. Here are her take-aways.
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leaves
Charlottesville’s tree canopy has substantially declined from 2004 to 2018, dropping by an overall 10 percent during this time. What does this mean for Charlottesville’s residents?
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university hospital south tower
UVA Health clinicians are working to increase efficiency, reduce waste and generate cost savings, while continuing to ensure outstanding patient care, by incorporating sustainability into their departments.
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student volunteers at green game
For the first time, all home football games this season will be “Green Games,” with student volunteers helping fans recycle and compost as much waste as possible.
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kayak cleanup
UVA Sustainability kicks off the 2022-23 school year. Meet new friends and dive into a semester full of events and programming. If you are interested in getting involved in sustainability at UVA, there are many opportunities to do so. Here are just a few.
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tabling
This year, Green Athletics planned and executed several exciting projects, including an environmental literacy survey, a plant-based snack series, two Soles 4 Souls drives, a sustainable menstrual hygiene education series, and two divert-and-donate move out events.