Sustainability

Virginia Tech is committed to being a leader among the growing number of colleges and universities, communities, states, and nations in addressing climate change and environmental sustainability. The university’s sustainability efforts also help conserve Virginia Tech resources and make the university good stewards of the state’s resources.

The Office of Energy and Sustainability is tasked with leading the university’s efforts as a leader in campus sustainability nationally.

Employees can help by:

  • Recycling paper, cardboard, bottles, and cans in containers located in the office, and across campus.
  • Using a reusable beverage container for water, coffee, or takeout in select dining locations.
  • Eating lunch at the Farm & Fields Project, a shop in Owens Food Court which focuses on organic, local, or sustainably produced foods. The shop serves lunch and dinner Monday through Friday.
  • Turning off the lights whenever possible, especially at the end of the day.
  • Turning off computers at the end of the day when possible.
  • Setting printer defaults to print double sided.
  • Walking or biking to work and when traveling across campus.
  • Taking advantage of various alternative transportation methods.