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Celebrate International Education Week with us as we learn about South Africa, adopt sustainable habits, connect with others across campus, and win prizes!Register Here

UR's draft Sustainability Plan is ready for your feedback

Get to know how the University is designing a strategic plan for sustainability on campus and let us know what you think.Learn More

UR Announces Transformative Solar Agreement

A new off-campus solar array will match 100% of our campus's electricity needs with solar energy.Learn More


Learn about sustainability, attend exclusive events, volunteer, and make a difference.Learn More

A New Eco-Corridor is Coming to Campus

Stream restoration, invasive species removal, and a new hiking and biking trail are transforming Gambles Mill Corridor.Learn More

UROSE is Open

Drop off office supplies or do some free shopping every Wednesday from 1:30-2:30 in Puryear 114.Learn more
bees housed in two on-campus hivesRead More
solar array installed in 2016Read More
target year for University carbon neutralityRead More
LEED-certified buildings
of preconsumer food waste composted by Heilman Dining Center each year
waste diversion rate by 2025
green offices certified
students who lived in certified green rooms
sustainability courses offered each year
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Today is day 4 of the South Africa Sustainability Challenge AND America Recycles day!
Did you know that the average South African household produces 2kg of waste everyday and the country ranks 15th for overall amount of waste generated?
Today’s focus for #URSouthAfricaWeek was water.
This year in Cape Town, the need for long-term, sustainable water sourcing became abundantly clear.
#URSouthAfricaWeek got off to a great start this morning with the Bok Walk & Breakfast!

Join us tonight for our second event of the day, an Intro to Sustainability!

It also isn't too late to join the South Africa Sustainability Challenge!
There are only 3 days left to register for the South Africa Sustainability Challenge!!
Campus is in full fall-mode!
Have you seen the new Better Choices booklet from @urdining ?
Just a reminder that the South Africa Sustainability Challenge during International Education Week is a great opportunity to learn about South Africa, practice sustainable habits, connect with the UR community, and win prizes!
If you join the South Africa Sustainability Challenge you'll get an email every day about the day's theme and a different stop on our virtual tour.
Tomorrow, November 6th, is Election Day!
Today was the Rethink Waste rollout in the Robins Schools of Business and the UR Law School!
Registration for the South Africa Sustainability Challenge opened today!
For every action you take throughout the week you will earn points, the top point earners at the end of the week will receive some fabulous prizes!
Make sure to register by the beginning of the challenge, Monday November 12th, using the link in our bio.
Wondering how you can make more sustainable dining choices on campus?
Part of the University of Richmond’s Strategic Plan is to “complete and implement a Sustainability Strategic Plan to further weave responsible environmental stewardship into the fabric of the University.