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UR's first Sustainability Plan is here

For the first time, the University has a plan to guide sustainability efforts throughout campus.Learn More

UR Earns STARS Gold Rating

For the first time, University of Richmond has earned a STARS Gold rating from AASHE.Learn More

Explore Fall 2019 Sustainability Courses

Take a look at the dozens of sustainability courses being offered across campus this fall.Learn More

Blue bags cannot be placed in recycling dumpsters

Please open them, empty recyclables into the recycling dumpster, and place the empty bag into the landfill dumpster.Learn More

Free Shopping at UROSE

Drop off office supplies or do some free shopping every Wednesday in Puryear 114. Check Spiderbytes for open hours.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 buildingsRead More
of preconsumer food waste composted by Heilman Dining Center each year
waste diversion rate by 2025Read More
goats on campus for invasive plant removal in spring 2019Read More
pounds of electronics recycled at the last E-Waste Collection
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There are going to be dozens of sustainability courses offered this fall!
Did you know that the University's landscaping team choose native and less water intensive plants?
Passport Cafe is giving new life to vintage plates from University Catering!
This summer, Boatwright Library is saying goodbye to some old books as they maintain their collection.
75% of the cleaning products purchased by our Custodial and Environmental Services team are Green Seal or Eco Logo certified thanks to a green cleaning system used by the department.
As part of the creation of the new Gambles Mill Eco-Corridor, a new channel has been created for Little Westham Creek, which is much smaller than the old channel and has a wide floodplain to better handle rainwater.
The latest sustainability newsletter is here!
@urichmond has 14 LEED certified buildings on campus!
@urichmond has earned a STARS Gold rating for the first time.
According to Climate Central and data from NOAA and NASA, the past 5 years have been the hottest on record.
The solar array on top of the Weinstein Center for Recreation produces enough electricity to power 22 homes each year.
If you're on campus this summer, you may have noticed that Westhampton Lake is a little lower than usual.