Welcome to the Virginia Tech's Award Winning Office of Energy and Sustainability
The graduation pledge is a sustainability pledge we hope all students graduating from Virginia Tech will sign! It states the following:
“I pledge to explore and take into account the social and environmental consequences of any job I consider and will try to improve these aspects of any organizations for which I work”
If you would like to take the pledge please click here.
All students who sign the pledge will receive a free green cord!
Once you have signed the pledge you can pick up your cord on the following dates and times:
- Tuesday, April 21st from 11 am until 2 pm at our booth on the Drillfield
- Monday, May 11th from 10am-1pm: Squires Information Booth A
- Tuesday, May 12th from 10am-1pm: Squires Information Booth A
- Wednesday, May 13th from 10am-1pm: Squires Information Booth A
VT is a Leader in Campus Sustainability
Virginia Tech’s unique Climate Action Commitment was approved by our Board of Visitors on June 1, 2009, and was subsequently revised and approved using the university governance system on May 9, 2013 (Presidential Policy Memorandum No. 262, Revision 1 "Update to the Virginia Tech Climate Action Commitment"). This document commits the university to becoming a leader in campus sustainability.
The accompanying Sustainability Plan was approved by University Council on April 22, 2009 (Earth Day), and was subsequently revised and approved using the university governance system on January 15, 2015 (2014 Update and Supplement to the 2009 Virginia Tech Climate Action Commitment and Sustainability Plan).
Recent Sustainability Achievements
(Click the logos below to view more information about the VT STARS Report, Tree Campus USA certification, and the Princeton Review.)
The Office of Energy and Sustainability (OES) was established in accordance with the Virginia Tech Climate Action Commitment (VTCAC) Resolution and is responsible for monitoring energy usage and GHG emissions, overseeing the implementation of the VTCAC Resolution and the accompanying Sustainability Plan, coordinating programs for campus sustainability, and managing a campus wide student internship. OES routinely coordinates with other departments on sustainability-related activities including Housing and Residence Life, Dining Services, Transportation and Campus Services, Virginia Tech Electric Service, Environmental Health and Safety Services, and many others.
2014 Annual Report on Campus Sustainability
View highlights and the 2014 annual report.