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Sustainability at Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech’s sustainability efforts earn global recognition

The university again ranked in the top 100 overall in the latest Times Higher Education Impact rankings and received top-100 marks in six specific metrics related to research on hunger, climate action, food waste, and more.


The vision of the 2020 Climate Action Commitment is in the spirit of Ut Prosim, Virginia Tech will be a leader in climate action in service to our community, the commonwealth, and the world. 

The mission of the 2020 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 goals through just and equitable means.