Events: Every Day is Earth Day

Sustainability at University of Richmond is exhibited in the everyday lives of faculty, staff, and students, as well as in events that bring our community together.

Each year, the University participates in the RVA Environmental Film Festival, showing films that are free and open to the public in this city-wide event. During International Education Week in the fall, members of the campus community can adopt individual actions while learning about global sustainability through an online Ecochallenge. In the spring, the Office for Sustainability hosts a dinner honoring members of the campus community for their efforts supporting sustainability at University of Richmond. At the end of each spring semester, the University puts on the Big Yard Sale to benefit the Falls of the James Sierra Club. These are just a few annual events that support the University’s priority of environmental stewardship

In addition to exploring annual events through these pages, you can also look over some green event tips that we've put together for you. No matter what kind of event you're hosting, we want it to be more sustainable.

Fall 2024 Events

Below are a few sustainability-related events happening this semester. Is your department or club hosting an event related to sustainability, the environment, or social justice? Please let us know if you would like to add it to this list.

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  • August 27: Eco-Corridor Tour

    August 27, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. | Eco-Corridor

    Join the Office for Sustainability for a tour of one of the most beautiful, serene places on campus - the Eco-Corridor! 

    Connecting UR Drive to River Road, the Eco-Corridor is an 18-square-acre greenway that offers an abundance of ways for students, faculty, staff, and the community to engage in nature. Features include an ADA-accessible path that winds through natural flora and fauna, a community garden located near the entrance, opportunities for research and engagement around studying the biosphere and its associated features, and so much more.

  • August 30: Eco-Corridor Tour

    August 30, 9:00 - 10:00 p.m. | Eco-Corridor

    Join the Office for Sustainability for a tour of one of the most beautiful, serene places on campus - the Eco-Corridor! Morning snacks will be provided.

    Connecting UR Drive to River Road, the Eco-Corridor is an 18-square-acre greenway that offers an abundance of ways for students, faculty, staff, and the community to engage in nature. Features include an ADA-accessible path that winds through natural flora and fauna, a community garden located near the entrance, opportunities for research and engagement around studying the biosphere and its associated features, and so much more.

  • September 12: Eco-Corridor Tour

    September 12, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. | Eco-Corridor

    Join the Office for Sustainability for a tour of one of the most beautiful, serene places on campus - the Eco-Corridor! 

    Connecting UR Drive to River Road, the Eco-Corridor is an 18-square-acre greenway that offers an abundance of ways for students, faculty, staff, and the community to engage in nature. Features include an ADA-accessible path that winds through natural flora and fauna, a community garden located near the entrance, opportunities for research and engagement around studying the biosphere and its associated features, and so much more.

  • September 19: Outdoor Movie Screening

    September 19, 7:30 - 10:00 p.m. | Eco-Corridor

    Grab a blanket or lawn chair and join us for an awesome outdoor movie night! We will be featuring a local film about five friends exploring the increbile history and strength of the James River - Tidal River by Headwaters Down. What better way to spend a Thursday night? 

    Tasty snacks included!