The University of Virginia Committee on Sustainability (CoS) announces its first round of grants to support Grounds engaged learning related to sustainability at UVA.
Grounds as a Living Lab
Connecting academics and operations is a unique strength of higher education’s ability to lead and innovate sustainability solutions. At UVA, faculty, students, and staff are partnering on experiential projects in several courses to connect global ideas to local implementation. This Grounds as a living lab approach strengthens both curricula as well as engagement and stewardship of our Grounds.
Teaching & Research Sub-committee
The Teaching and Research Sub-committee (T&R) develops pan-University opportunities for interdisciplinary sustainability teaching and research. The sub-committee aligns its work with existing processes for curriculum development and research funding.
Although sustainability can be learned through the study of practically any major, there are undergraduate and graduate programs at the University of Virginia that specifically address environmental issues and sustainability. UVA offers over 150 undergraduate courses that tie together the three pillars of sustainability: equity, economy, and the environment. Some relevant degree programs, undergraduate courses, and other curricular offerings are highlighted below.