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Attend the Sustainability Banquet & Nominate an Award Winner

Join us for our annual celebration of sustainability at UR.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

Get to know UR's first Sustainability Plan

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

A New Eco-Corridor is in Progress on Campus

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

Free Shopping at UROSE

Drop off office supplies or do some free shopping every Wednesday from 12:15-1:15 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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Happy #EarthDay!
Tonight’s the night!
Monday, April 15th is the last day to apply for the 2019-2020 Sustainability Internship Program!!
Attention Spiders, only a few hours left to give to sustainability at University of Richmond!
#URHere has officially arrived!!
Each year the Office for Sustainability and leaders of campus sustainability groups host a Sustainability Banquet to reflect on the year's accomplishments and to recognize University of Richmond community members for their outstanding contributions to sustainability.
This week, @green.ur is hosting Earth Week which will feature an array of events designed to stimulate conversation around our perceptions of sustainability and business success.
The Office for Sustainability is currently looking for some enthusiastic, driven, and committed interns for the 2019-2020 school year!
Our fabulous Rethink Waste and UROSE intern, Amanda, has some words to share about her experience as an intern: “I’ve gained so much as a sustainability intern this past year!
Follow the link in our bio to apply!
This month's sustainability champion is Victoria Williams, a senior majoring in Environmental Studies and minoring in Anthropology.
The warm weather brings more opportunities to enjoy outdoor activities.
A green-inspired #ThrowbackThursday from the 1991 yearbook!
During spring break 2019, three groups totaling 70 people traveled to West Virginia, Louisiana, and Michigan as part of the SEEDS Project.