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 Subcommittee
The Teaching and Research Subcommittee, a subcommittee of the University Committee on Sustainability, seeks to develop opportunities for interdisciplinary curriculum development and research. The subcommittee supports a University-wide living-learning laboratory approach and serves as a resource for faculty engaged in promoting sustainability literacy through teaching and research.
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.