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Virginia Commonwealth University is seeing green in its future and wants you to get involved.

VCU recognizes the importance of sustainability for our quality of life today and for future generations, and protecting the limits of natural systems. In April 2008, VCU’s president Emeritus Eugene P. Trani, Ph.D., signed the American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment, joining more than 600 college and university presidents in a commitment to neutralize greenhouse gases emitted on their campuses. As a signatory, VCU is working to reduce emissions in all areas of campus life — from educational programs and facilities to dining and residential life — as part of its plan to become climate-neutral by 2050.

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VCU submitted its first STARS rating and attained the Silver certification. STARS, the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System, is a self-reporting framework which measures colleges’ and universities’ sustainability performance. Read more »

Sierra Club Cool Schools

VCU participated for the first time in the Sierra Club's Cool Schools Survey in 2012, ranking 21st out of the 96 participating schools.

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