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Sustainability Committees 

Sustainability and Environmental Awareness Committee 

An administrative committee made up of students, faculty, and staff that advises the Provost, the Vice President for Business and Finance, and the Office for Sustainability in order to increase the University community's knowledge and understanding of sustainability, support the education component of the Climate Action Plan, and monitor progress toward meeting the environmental goals in the Campus Master Plan.

Committee members include: two faculty members from A&S; one faculty member each from JSLS, Law, RSB, and SPCS; the Director of Sustainability (ex officio); the Provost (or his/her designee, ex officio); the Vice President for Business and Finance (or his/her designee, ex officio); two student representatives; the Associate Vice President of Facilities (or his/her designee); Associate Vice President for Campus Services (or his/her designee); Manager of Environmental Services (or his/her designee); the University Engineer (ex officio); and two at-large staff members (appointed by the Provost and the Vice President for Business and Finance).

Sustainability Affiliated Student Organizations 


An environmentally focused student group on campus.  To learn about their events and activities, sign up for the listserv or like their Facebook page to learn more and find meeting times. 

Greeks Going Green

A student group focused on unifying the campus community through improving sustainable awareness and promoting practices in Greek organizations. 

Spiders C.A.R.E.

Spiders Creating Animal Rights Everywhere is a student run animal rights organization that aims to educate the campus on a number of animal issues, including factory farming, animal testing, dissection, and more. Learn more here

Net Impact

A campus chapter of the national organization, dedicated "to creating positive social and environmental change in the workplace and world."

Food Recovery Network

Students dedicated to fighting food waste and hunger by recovering perishable food that would otherwise go to waste from their campuses and communities and donating it to people in need.

Richmond Environmental Law Society (RELS)

Law school group dedicated to educating people about issues in environmental law and helping to improve sustainability through environmental activities. Visit their site for more information.

University of Richmond Outdoor Alliance

Great resource to learn more about the outdoor and green programs available for students at the University. Visit their site for more information.

AASHE Resources

The University of Richmond is a member of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). AASHE is an organization of colleges and universities that are working to advance sustainability in higher education. AASHE membership covers everyone on campus. All members have access to AASHE’s online resources and opportunities for networking, information sharing, collaboration, and professional development, including:  

Individual Member Accounts
Anyone at UR can create an account to access member-only pages on AASHE’s website and receive member discounts. To create an individual account, go to create member account and complete the user profile using your campus email address. Email if you have any difficulty with this process.  

AASHE Newsletters
AASHE Bulletin is a weekly e-newsletter with the latest campus sustainability news, resources, opportunities, and events.  AASHE Events notifies you about AASHE’s annual conference, workshop, webinars and other AASHE-hosted events. AASHE Announcements contains updates on important organizational news.

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