UVA Sustainability Day

Wooden basket with a t-shirt, waterbottle, two recycled notebooks, a recycled plastic folder, sustainablly grown coffee, post-it-notes, and more

UVA Sustainability Day is an annual celebration of the innovative solutions that propel us forward in our endless pursuit of a sustainable future. For the full schedule of events, visit sustainability.virginia.edu or just stop by Newcomb throughout the day to see what’s going on! Attend any three events and you'll be entered into a raffle to win a sustaina-swag basket!

Event Schedule

Morven Kitchen Garden Workday

Get your hands dirty and help the Morven Kitchen Garden harvest crops for their fall CSA shares! A shuttle will leave from Newcomb Plaza at 9am, & free produce and locally-made treats will be provided!

  • 9:00am - 10:45am
  • Carpool from Newcomb Plaza

America Recycles Day Fair

Come by the Whispering Wall to learn about all things recycling at UVA, including a “trashketball” toss, CAN you guess, and more! Prizes, hot cider, and doughnuts will be available to attendees.

  • 11:00am - 2:00pm
  • Whispering Wall

Pop Up Local Food Stand

Celebrate local food and stop by the Fresh Food Company for a local PB&J bar, featuring Jan’s Jams and Reginald’s Peanut Butter.

  • 11:00am - 2:00pm
  • Fresh Food Company

Think Global, Act Local Project Expo

Stop by the Third Floor Lounge and Gallery to learn about innovative student projects from the Global Sustainability class! Snacks will be provided.

  • 2:00pm - 3:15pm
  • Newcomb Lounge & Gallery

Green Career Conversations

Find out if a green career is right for you by visting the Career Center in Newcomb 170 to chat with employees and alumni working in sustainability-related fields. Stop by for a short 1-on-1 conversation.

  • 3:30pm - 5:30pm
  • Newcomb 170

UBike + BikeUVA Pop-Up Maintenance Workshop

Want to learn about UBikes? or Need a bike tune-up? Swing by the Whispering Wall for a free repair workshop and to pick up other resources for biking on Grounds!

  • 5:30pm - 7:30pm
  • Whispering Wall