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Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)

Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)

In 2015, the United Nations adopted a global framework for sustainable development focusing on 17 SDGs. The SDGs call for all countries to address complex, global problems covering all aspects of sustainability such as health and wellbeing, equality, clean water, and climate change. As a public land-grant institution dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech is well positioned to address these complex problems and contribute to the achievement of the SDGs through teaching, research, and service.

Virginia Tech’s Commitment to Sustainability

Building upon a decade of environmental stewardship efforts, Virginia Tech remains committed to sustainability through the Climate Action Commitment. The 2020 Climate Action Commitment includes 15 recommendations for advancing long-term university sustainability and sets the university on a path to serve as a model community for a sustainable society.

More information on Virginia Tech’s commitment to sustainability is available through the Office of Sustainability.

Global Land-Grant Impact

Virginia Tech demonstrates impact as a global land-grant in research, teaching, and outreach by progressing sustainability in our community, through the Commonwealth of Virginia, and around the world. View VTx stories on how Virginia Tech is making an impact.

SDG Impact Dashboards

Virginia Tech is tracking progress towards achieving the United Nation’s SDGs across three categories; research, outreach, and stewardship.

View the progress within a SDG by clicking on the below SDG Impact Dashboards.

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