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RecycleMania: Reduce to Win

Help UR compete agains schools across the country in a nationwide recycling competition.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

University of Richmond's Transformative Solar Agreement

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

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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You've probably seen the Rethink Waste logo around campus, but do you know what our goal for the program is?
If you get some tea, coffee, or hot chocolate on your way to class today, the best way to reduce waste is to carry a reusable travel mug.
Happy first day of classes, Spiders!
@urspcs is offering a Permaculture Design Certificate this spring!
Yesterday we celebrated with the South Africa Sustainability Challenge winning team and gave them their prizes.
It may still be Winter Break, but there are signs of spring on campus!
Have old electronics to get rid of, documents to shred, or a Christmas tree you'd like to recycle?
Stream restoration at the new campus Eco-Corridor will begin soon!
Check out some of our top pics from 2018!
Happy Holidays Spiders!
Traveling for the holidays?
Campus is looking extra beautiful after the snowstorm.