Radford University's commitment to sustainability extends beyond operations and into the classroom:

  • Radford University hosts a number of speakers, movie showings, and other events to help educate and inspire individuals about sustainability issues. In 2011, the Environmental Center and the Department of Interior Design & Fashion (ID&F) received a grant to send students and faculty members to the Solar Decathlon in Washington, D.C. Some of the past speakers include famous farmer Joel Salatin, noted author Paul Rogat Loeb, and mine safety expert Jack Spadaro. In 2010, the university hosted hosted author Paul Rogat Loeb for a free lecture. Loeb is the author of Soul of a Citizen: Living with Conviction in Challenging Times and discussed how to act on our deepest beliefs to make a difference despite obstacles, getting others involved in working for change and avoiding burnout, among other aspects of social change and personal responsibility. The lecture was part of RU’s Campus Sustainability Day and University 100 activities and was sponsored by the Offices of SustainABILITY, Academic Engagement & Community Partnerships, and New Student Programs.
  • Chemistry Students competed in the EPA's 2008 P3 competition and won a Honorable Mention Award- click on the link to watch the video.
  • Faculty Development Center - "Hot, Flat, and Crowded":  Why We Need a Green Revolution and How It Can Renew America" & "Strange As This Weather Has Been" by Ann Pancake, have been past book discussion groups.
  • Radford University Environmental Center's list of related sustainability and environmental courses and more.
  • Radford University Stormwater Remediation Wetland Project
  • Radford’s buildings use only Green Seal-certified cleaning products. Green Seal-certified products contain no carcinogens, reproductive toxins and other toxic compounds to preserve the environment and human health.

  • There are various clubs and events that you can take part in so be sure to check out the Student Activities website or the university News & Events for more information and to see how you can be a part of creating a more sustainable campus culture.