Welcome

Welcome to the Green Grounds website where we have great stories from passionate bloggers, information about our Green Grounds CIO at the University of Virginia, media, and exciting, upcoming events! Our Footer on the bottom of every page and every post contains all of our blog posts. Our About sections contain descriptions of the organization, officers,…

10 Ways to be More Sustainable: College Edition

College is an extremely challenging environment when it comes to implementing green and sustainable practices. However, there are ways in which you can help diminish your impact on the environment through simple and accessible practices in dorms, at your home, in the classroom, and on the go. Here is a list of 10 campus friendly…

Homemade Kombucha

Every college student has fallen prey to the trope of the busy academic: too lazy or too otherwise occupied to engage in healthful and sustainable practices. Particularly our practical options for food and drink often come at high economic and environmental-impact prices. Whether coffee drinks in non-recyclable cups or expensive smoothie bowls, quick meals around…

#WriteClimate for the right climate

This semester, I enrolled in a new one credit environmental class centered on climate change activism called “Words on Paper.” I knew absolutely nothing about what I signed up for, other than the fact that I was interested in doing something about climate change. Since I enrolled, the class has evolved into much more than…

What Is Green Grounds Up To?

Green Grounds consists of four committees: Green Engagements, Green Corner Consulting, Sustainaspace, and Green Greeks/Cans to Cans. Here are what each committee has accomplished, along with what we are currently working on, as told by our Green Grounds members! Green Engagements  Green Engagement focuses on outreach to the Charlottesville and UVA community through various programs and events….

The Gameday Challenge

This past Saturday, I volunteered at the UVA basketball game as part of the Gameday Challenge, a competition between schools to divert as much waste from sporting events as possible and increase awareness of recycling and composting. Last year, UVA was able to make their basketball game zero waste, which means that over 90% of garbage…

Greener Grounds

As the new semester begins for Green Grounds, our members are working on various projects and directing their focus to sustainable practices they can implement around our University! In the past, Green Grounds members have focused on bringing awareness to environmentally-friendly ways to paint Beta Bridge. The tradition of painting the bridge has been passed…

Coffee With Room: Exploring Cville!

Photos and words by Renee Zaky “Serving and loving people through thoughtful hospitality.” When I first moved to Charlottesville this past August, it didn’t take long for me to call it my new home. The vibrant people, eateries, surrounding mountains, and the beautiful University it shelters – this city has so much to offer locals…