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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

Rethink Waste: Know Where It Goes

Get to know what can be recycled and how you can reduce waste on campus. 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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Now is the time to request a GRTC bus pass for the year!
Did you know that we have around 45,000 bees living in our two campus hives?
It takes a lot of water to keep the University up and running, but as part of the #URSustainabiltyPlan, we want to reduce potable water usage 50% below 2010 levels by 2025.
Boulders salvaged from other construction projects on campus are being used in the new Gambles Mill Eco-Corridor to create terraces where people can sit, enjoy nature, and watch Little Westham Creek.
This month's sustainability champion is Andre Eanes, '20.
The latest sustainability newsletter is here!
This summer, professor Carrie Wu spent time at Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory researching how floral volatiles, the scents that flowers emit to communicate with pollinators, change in higher temperatures.
For our recent STARS Gold rating, @urichmond received innovation credit for participation in an urban heat island mapping project.
@urichmond's campus is full of wildlife that George Flanagin over in @urichmond_is captured beautifully in some photos.
University of Richmond's annual potable water usage has decreased by 10 million gallons over the past decade, in part thanks to the use of low-flow toilets, flush valves, shower heads, and faucets.
During any storm with more than .25 inches of rain, Little Westham Creek's new floodplain will fill with water, filtering and slowing down the flow to improve water quality and control erosion.
Last month, Professor David Salisbury and five summer research students embarked on a two-week journey across the coast, mountains, and rainforest of Peru to participate in a transboundary mapping workshop between the states of Ucayali and Madre de Dios, Peru and Acre, Brasil.