Parent Organization: Contracted Independent Organizations
Green Grounds is dedicated to educating and advocating for sustainable planning, design, implementation and operations on the grounds of the University of Virginia.
Formed in 2004 by planning and architecture students to address green design at the University, the group sponsors projects that encompass a range of sustainable design ideas – from green roofs to energy use to transportation. The group now branches out to collaborative projects all throughout the University and welcomes non-architecture students as well. Through each project, Green Grounds works with a diverse set of university stakeholders including administrators, staff, faculty, students and community members.
Holding a strong conviction that the University of Virginia can and should employ sustainable practices as part of their growth strategy, Green Grounds promotes a broad range of projects from minimization of energy consumption to selection of low environmental impact materials to site and improved supply efficiency to sustainability outreach.
Although this organization has members who are University of Virginia students and may have
University employees associated or engaged in its activities and affairs, the organization is not a part of or an agency of the University. It is a separate and independent organization which is responsible for and manages its own activities and affairs. The University does not direct, supervise or control the organization and is not responsible for the organization’s contracts, acts or omissions.