Sustainability Champion

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Indigenous activists
The fight for sustainability is often framed as a new movement that has emerged in the last century. However, Indigenous people have implemented practices like sustainable land stewardship for centuries. Learn how their environmental framework is invaluable to today’s sustainability movement.
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The Power of Partnerships

UVA is proud to partner with a wide range of educational, nonprofit, public, and other entities to achieve our shared sustainability goals. 

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Vinnie and Doug pose for a picture near medial equipment
Vinnie Vawter & Doug Rush - Leading Green in HSPP
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Sustainability Champion Cynthea Wagner posing for a photo in front of a sustainable lunch purchase
Cynthea Wagner: Minimizing Waste at Events
The FM Sustainability Council is excited to recognize Cynthea Wagner from Training & Development as our next Sustainability Champion. Cynthea has gone above and beyond in embedding sustainability practices into her day-to-day work of event planning.
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Sustainability Champion, Mark Roach stands for a photo in the FM yard
The Facilities Management Sustainability Council would like to recognize Mark Roach from the FM Utilities group for his attention to detail and willingness to address sustainability challenges even outside his typical area of responsibility.
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Jim and John posing for a photo in the FM Shuttle Van
The Facilities Management Sustainability Council would like to recognize Jim McGuire & John Jordan from the FM Fleet team for their dedication to helping the FM fleet become more resource-efficient while also meeting our growing needs.
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Jamie Joyner standing next to one of UVA's eco-friendly utility carts
The Facilities Management Sustainability Council would like to recognize Jamie Joyner, Newcomb Zone Manager for his passion and leadership around sustainability.
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Sustainability Champion James Bledsoe posing in front of composting paper towel bins.
The UVA Facilities Management Sustainability Council would like to recognize James Bledsoe as the next Sustainability Champion for his passionate work with helping the university, in its efforts to reach its landfill reduction goals.
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This month's sustainability champions are Ken Mahaffey, Tony Holt, and Tom Hockins.
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Sustainability Champions, Ken Mahaffey, Tony Holt, and Tom Hockins  reporting environmental hazards.
Ken Mahaffey, Tony Holt, & Tom Hockins
The UVA Facilities Management Sustainability Council is proud to recognize Ken Mahaffey, Tony Holt, and Tom Hockins as Sustainability Champions.