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Sustainability on campus grew out of efforts to make our daily operations more environmentally sound.

Rethink Waste

University of Richmond has set an ambitious goal of 80% waste diversion by 2020. In order to acheive this goal, we would like to challenge you to Rethink WasteLearn More

Campus Sustainability Map

Explore sustainable spots on campus like our LEED certified buildings, solar array, and donation stations.Learn More

Recycling & Waste Diversion

 We are reusing, reducing, recycling, and composting so that 80% of our waste will not go to a landfill by 2020. Learn More

Energy

University of Richmond conserves energy on many fronts, from air-conditioning and lighting to laundry services and appliances. Learn More

Solar

University of Richmond has a 204.8 kW solar array on the roof of the Weinstein Center for Recreation and Wellness.Learn More

Buildings

All new buildings constructed on campus are required to achieve Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver status or better.Learn More

Food

At University of Richmond, dining is integral to our commitment to holistic sustainability. Learn More

Transportation

 In an effort to reduce the need for vehicles on campus, the University offers great support for sustainable transportation.Learn More

Water

 University of Richmond has practices in place that conserve water, promote reuse, and protect groundwater.Learn More

Land

With a 350-acre campus, the University makes every effort to manage its land in an effective and sustainable manner. Learn More

Campus

Sustainability on campus grew out of efforts to make our daily operations more environmentally sound. Our recycling program began in 1991, energy efficiency has been a hallmark of facilities for decades, and Dining Services is recognized for excellence nationally. The formation of the Office for Sustainability in 2009 was a logical next step to organize and support efforts that had been happening for years.

The 2010 Climate Action Plan, 2011 Campus Master Plan, and new purchasing policies have led to reductions in energy usage, the construction of innovative and efficient buildings, a reliance on native species for landscaping, and improvements in transportation options and availability. Evidence of stewardship and people who truly care about this special place can be found throughout campus operations.