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University of Richmond Sustainability Advocates

University of Richmond Sustainability Advocates (URSA) is an Office for Sustainability student program that empowers students to learn about sustainability at UR, adopt personal actions that reduce their environmental footprint, engage in sustainability events, and support campus sustainability initiatives. Last year, URSA gained 22 new members. 

As part of URSA, you will get exclusive invites to sustainability events, get to know other students passionate about sustainability, and make a difference on campus. There are three easy steps to joining- getting Green Room certified, taking all of our "Be a Green Spider" quizzes, and attending an Intro to Sustainability presentation. Read more about each step below and email us at with any questions.

How to Join

Step 1: Get Green Room Certified

The Green Room Certification is designed to help you develop sustainable habits while you're living on campus. You can choose between a room checklist or apartment checklist. Once you've completed the checklist, we'll get in touch with more information about URSA and we'll send you a Green Room sticker.

Get Your Room Certified

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Step 2: Take All Our "Be a Green Spider" Quizzes

Each of these quizzes has information about sustainability on campus and individual actions you can take to save water, conserve energy, and reduce your personal impact. Each quiz should only take a couple minutes.






Have any questions? Let us know at

Step 3: Attend an Intro to Sustainability Session

Our Intro to Sustainability sessions will give you an overview of sustainability at a global, campus, and individual level. Get to know exactly what UR is doing to reduce waste, promote a healthy environment, conserve energy, and educate our campus. This will also be a time for you to ask any sustainability questions you have in mind. At the end of the presentation, you'll be an official member of URSA! Below are all the presentations scheduled for the spring semester.

February 18
THC 346

March 5
THC 346

March 26
THC 346

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