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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


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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

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LEED-certified buildings
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waste diversion rate by 2025
green offices certified
students who lived in certified green rooms
sustainability courses offered each year
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Traveling for the holidays?
Campus is looking extra beautiful after the snowstorm.
The end of the semester is approaching quickly, here are a few easy sustainable practices for break!♻️💡
This semester both Richmond Hall and the Queally Center earned LEED Gold Certifications!
Awesome news!!
#throwbackthursday to the South Africa Sustainability Challenge and congrats to the winners!
🥇 First place: Shani Buchholz
🥈Second place: Jason Cope
🥉Third place: Zac de Lusignan
🏅Winning Team: Information Services
Again, congratulations to our winners and thank you to everyone who participated!
Last night was our Sustainability Plan Town Hall!
If you were unable attend last night don’t worry!
Will we see you at the Sustainability plan Town Hall tomorrow?
Happy almost #Thanksgiving 🦃 🥗 🥧 
Want to have a more sustainable holiday?
Today is the final day of the South Africa Sustainability Challenge and the theme is energy!
Did you know that in South Africa, 7.9% of energy comes from renewable sources, while the remainder comes from coal and other fossil fuels.
Also, did you know that the University of Richmond has a solar farm that will offset 100% of the energy we use on campus?
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.