Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 48.95
Liaison Rob Andrejewski
Submission Date Feb. 18, 2013
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STARS v1.2

University of Richmond
ER-T2-1: Student Group

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Megan Zanella-Litke
Sustainability Coordinator
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Does the institution have an active student group focused on sustainability?:

The name and a brief description of each student group:

The University of Richmond has two primary student groups that are focused on sustainability: USGBC Students of University of Richmond and GreenUR. The USGBC student group focuses on green projects throughout the school that focus on the built environment. In addition, the USGBC group provides study materials for students seeking LEED Credentials. The USGBC student group is actively involved in Campus Conservation Nationals.
GreenUR primarily focuses on spreading information and awareness about pressing environmental issues through demonstrations and events. GreenUR plays a large role in holding events during Environmental Awareness Week in September and Earth Week in April. Some of the events held during these weeks include, waste audits, composting demos, and environmental film screenings.

List up to 4 notable recent activities or accomplishments of student group(s):

1. To generate enthusiasm about Campus Conservation Nationals, members from the USGBC student group went to multiple residence halls to speak about the competition and introduce the energy dashboard to students.
2. The USGBC student group took a tour of the Solar Idea House in Richmond, Virginia. The house is Richmond’s first LEED Platinum certified home. This was a great opportunity for the newly formed group to learn more about the green building industry and connect with a local practitioner.
3. Green UR held a composting demo with Backyard Farmers, a community partner, to teach students the art of composting.
4. Green UR participating in the Moving Planet Bike Rally in downtown Richmond to promote offshore wind power in Virginia.

List other student groups that address sustainability:
Roosevelt Institute and the SEEDS Project

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