Year of the Environment
Virginia Commonwealth University’s yearlong initiative highlights student commitment to sustainable living
Last fall, the Virginia Commonwealth University campus hummed with environmentally friendly activity. Students participated in a “paint a recycling Dumpster” art project to spruce up the unsightly receptacles. They “dove” into 2.5 tons of trash unloaded from a Dumpster to evaluate what could have been recycled. They held a festival to educate the university and the surrounding community on how to live more sustainably. The events were part of the Year of the Environment initiative launched in October, continuing VCU’s commitment to becoming a greener university.