Recycling

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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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plastic bottles
UVA wins gold in the Virginia Environmental Excellence Awards for efforts to reduce single-use plastics, such as beverage bottles, cutlery and dining ware. Proliferation of plastics in the environment is a growing problem for health and wildlife.
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compost
Look for the new compost bins at the Ampitheater in January to dispose of your food scraps and compostable plates, cutlery and cups.
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Have Yourself a Green Holiday!

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pumpkin and decorations
UVA 3rd-year Halle Krantz provides great ideas for having a green, sustainable Halloween. She is a Student Employee at the Office for Sustainability and is studying Public Policy & Leadership and Global Sustainability.
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UVA Green Game volunteers Oct 16-2021
Student volunteers helped divert 12,000 pounds of waste from going to the landfill on UVA's Green Game day October 16.
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Roberts, Fox, and Smith
By Amy Preddy Hughes; Photo by Kay Taylor
With little fanfare, UVA Health’s Sustainability Work Group hustles diligently behind the scenes to make UVA a more sustainable and environmentally friendly place. Recently, the Work Group completed a project that turned heads. It earned the UVA Medical Center more than $108,000!
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One Zero Waste Ambassador wearing a protective cloth face mask, poses in front of three bins for recycling, composting, and landfill waste materials under a blue banner that reads, "Zero Waste Station" in the clear plastic tent outside O-Hill dining hall.
The Sustainability Advocates, Eco-leaders, and Zero Waste Ambassadors work directly with the UVA Office for Sustainability to foster leadership opportunities for students interested in the environment and sustainability on Grounds and beyond. Read more about their adaptability and creativity, and how they completed their spring projects, given the COVID-19 restrictions.
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single-use plastic items on a beach

UVA's Single-Use Plastics Reduction Strategy

The University of Virginia’s 2030 Sustainability Plan includes a goal to reduce the total amount of waste to 70% below 2010 levels by 2030. To achieve this, the University must significantly reduce materials used, including single-use plastics.

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panorama of a green workplace in facilities management
Sustainability is about finding “win-win-win” solutions that are good for the planet, people, and the bottom line. As the coronavirus pandemic has swept through and challenged the typical modes of operation for our University, extra emphasis has been placed on keeping people safe and reducing costs. Fortunately, many environmentally green solutions can also save some “green” and help us be good stewards of UVA’s resources during this tough time.

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