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There are many ways to get involved with sustainability at University of Richmond.

  • University of Richmond Sustainability Advocates (URSA): Peer education program dedicated to promoting sustainability and environmentally responsible behavior through campus residence hall. Eco-Reps educate their peers about sustainability issues, such as resource consumption and waste generation, through three primary outlets: promoting and raising awareness of sustainability related programs; coordinating with residence hall staff to incorporate sustainability into programs; and encouraging participation in sustainability related competitions.
  • Community Garden: Provides 15’x10’ plots to University community members to grow organic fruits, vegetables, and flowers from March-October. Partnerships: SPCS for educational opportunities; Facilities for infrastructure/support
  • River City Project: The River City Project aims to integrate sustainability across the curriculum. During the two-day workshop, core concepts of sustainability including the environmental, social, and economic pillars of sustainability will be introduced and participants will be guided through the process of linking these ideas to a course they teach.
  • Sustainability Internship Program: Employs 5-6 interns yearly as sustainability change agents, researching wicked problems, building innovative new programming, and supporting the critical work of the Office for Sustainability
  • Learn more: Take a sustainability related course, explore the campus Sustainability Map, or get familiar with what you can and cannot recycle on campus

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