Sustainability at Radford University
We are committed to integrating sustainable practices into all aspects of our operations and engaging students across the curriculum to learn, discover, and contribute to positive current and future environmental solutions.
We strive to create a more resilient and sustainable campus environment and to provide an educational environment and the tools to address the social, economic, and environmental issues confronting our region, nation, and the world. Read more about Sustainability at Radford University.
The world is changing at a rapid and accelerating pace. These changes are leading humanity into unknown territory and creating increasingly complex challenges that impact our environment, our economy, and our society. Sustainability is not just maintaining an existing state, but the pursuit of an ideal end state that balances ethical solutions that are economically viable, environmentally sound, and socially equitable.
Sustainable systems are resilient systems that can maintain or regain functionality in the face of volatility and unexpected disruptions to our most valuable services and commodities.
Professor of English Rick Van Noy’s book “Sudden Spring: Stories of Adaptation in Climate-Changed South” is among the Best Environmental Books in Nonfiction according to a recent list compiled by BookRiot.com.
Radford University’s campus sustainability initiatives have received a green thumbs up!
Radford University earns spot on The Princeton Review’s guide to green colleges for the tenth consecutive year »
Radford University’s commitment to building and maintaining a sustainable and environmentally friendly campus has again landed it on The Princeton Review’s annual guide to green colleges.
The Cupanion Fill it Forward program at Radford University is a little more than a month old and already it is producing results aimed at reducing the amount of single-use items on campus and delivering clean water to people in need.
Radford University is partnering with the Cupanion Fill it Forward program in an effort to reduce the amount of single-use items on campus and deliver clean water to people in need.
Workshop introduces faculty to methods toward incorporating sustainability initiatives into their courses and communicating their importance to their students.
The white basswood located at the north end of Jefferson Hall has been recognized as a national champion tree by American Forests magazine.
Radford University’s Student Government Association (SGA) and Sustainability Leadership Team unveiled its first recycled bench from its participation in the Bags to Benches program.
Radford University honored three individuals for their commitment to campus sustainability with the 2018-19 Staff Senate Keep’n It Green awards.