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Five Steps to Start the Semester Sustainably

Here are five simple steps students can take to start the semester sustainably while living on Grounds!

  1. CHOOSE TO REUSE

  2. Participate in the reusable-to-go program! Redeem your box using the bonus swipe on your meal plan and use it to take food to go from the dining halls. Watch this video or click this link to learn more!

  3. Invest in a reusable water bottle! Stay hydrated and reduce waste by carrying your own water bottle around Grounds.

  4. Bonus: Read our previous blog post on Executive Order 77 and UVA's plan to cease buying, selling, and distributing single-use plastic water bottles

  5. RECYCLE AND COMPOST

  6. Recycle and compost your waste! UVA makes it easy to take care of your trash properly by providing easy access to places where you can recycle and compost.

  7. Read more about composting on Grounds here and here!

  8. Read more about recycling on Grounds here and here!

  9. ATTEND EVENTS

  10. Green Dining offers a variety of sustainable and local food-related events throughout the academic year. Check out our event calendar to see what's coming up!

  11. MIND YOUR MOVEMENT

  12. Walk, bike, or use public transportation to get around Grounds when possible! Learn about how to use UVA's bus system here.

  13. GET INVOLVED

  14. Join a sustainability CIO! Joining or volunteering for environmentally-focused organizations is a great way to get more involved in UVA's sustainability efforts. Choose an organization from the list below to learn more:

  15. Sustainability Advocates

  16. Eco-Leaders

  17. Zero Waste Ambassadors

  18. Veggies of Virginia

  19. Morven Kitchen Garden


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