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Over the past decade, Virginia Tech has become a leader in seeking a sustainable society, with the university’s original Climate Action Commitment endorsed by the Board of Visitors in 2009 and revised and reaffirmed in 2014 and 2020.

Sustainability is an integral part of the fabric of the university as Virginia Tech pursues enhanced economic stability and affordability, diversity and inclusion, environmental stewardship, expansion of knowledge, and education of future leaders. 

The mission of the 2020 Virginia Tech Climate Action Commitment is to achieve carbon neutrality by changing the university’s physical infrastructure, collective and individual behaviors, and educational mission; to engage everyone in creating a culture of sustainability; and to achieve these objectives through just and equitable means.