Student Groups

Looking to get involved in sustainability on campus? These student groups are a great place to start!

 

Student Sustainability Advisory Council

The VCU Student Sustainability Advisory Council provides consultation and advice on VCU sustainability planning, programs, and initiatives. The Council meets twice monthly during the semester for discussions and planning. The Council is comprised of students with experience and interest in studying, advancing, and promoting sustainability and who are committed to helping to advance VCU’s strategic goals for sustainability. If you'd like to apply to join the Council, email longpj@vcu.edu.

 

Eat Green

Eat Green is a student organization that aims to promote, provide, and to educate about healthy lifestyles at VCU. We believe that, with the diverse population our campus promotes, it is necessary to advocate for the university to meet the diverse dietary needs and wants of the student body.  

Accordingly, we work alongside many like-minded groups of individuals near our campus, such as the VCU Office of Sustainability, Spoon University, and anyone else that has an interest in becoming a better version of themselves. Together, we hope to enable students to better be in control of what they are eating and doing, as it may be related to their performance and ability to reach their true potentials.

To learn more about Eat Green and get involved, visit their Facebook page, here.

 

ECO Fashion

Our mission is to inspire VCU students to pair their love of fashion with their concern for the world in which we live.  We strive to educate and facilitate greener practices concerning fashion in their day-to-day life as well as on campus. We work with other student organizations and the VCU Office of Sustainability to promote environmental consciousness in new and exciting ways.  Members include fashion designers, fashion merchandisers, and students of all other majors who love fashion or would like to be more sustainable with their apparel choices.  The only membership requirement is a readiness to learn and an interest in making a difference on campus and in their individual lives.

To get involved with ECO Fashion, visit their Facebook page, here.

 

Green Unity

Green Unity 4 VCU is an organization that focuses on making VCU greener through service and education.  We work directly with the Center for Environmental Studies as well as student groups and local organizers.

Our focus is VCU and the Richmond community because we believe that change can start here and it is important for people to begin to see the changes that will better their quality of life in order to carry on a more sustainable future.

We aim to promote cooperation and teamwork among students, faculty and staff from all different schools within the university, as each will have unique skills and expertise to share.  We work with local organizations and businesses to promote sustainability, conversation and overall, an environmentally-friendly better quality of life.

Our slogan is “Resilience through Diversity”.  It’s not just a central concept to ecology to also to how we believe this group will be its strongest and most effective.  The more unique and widespread we are, the greater the impact we can have.

To learn more, and to get involved, visit Green Unity’s Facebook page here.