What is sustainability?
Longwood has adopted the definition of sustainability from Our Common Future: The Report of the World Commission on Environment and Development, commonly known as the Bruntland Report:
"Sustainable Development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs."
The mission of the Sustainability Office is to provide leadership and guidance in planning, developing, organizing, and implementing programs and activities that promote campus sustainability initiatives. The Sustainability Office will maximize the effectiveness and efficiency of the university's sustainability efforts and provide a comprehensive, university-wide approach that encompasses the three components of sustainability-economic security, environmental protection and social justice.
2013 Earth Month Events
Wednesday, April 17
The Island President Film Screening
7:00 pm, Wygal Auditorium
Saturday, April 20, 9 am to 12 pm
Earth Day Farmville
Music, Games, Crafts & Recycling
Location: Farmville Area Farmer's Market
Click here for a flyer
April 22 (Earth Day!), April 24 and April 26
Rain Barrels for Lunch!
Lunch time mini-rain barrel workshops for Longwood's staff and faculty taught by Clean Virginia Waterways.
Cost: $45 per barrel
Location: Stevens 113
Pre-register: Reserve your rain barrels by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Environmental Club Meeting
The next Environmental Club meeting will be on Thursday, March 28, 2013 in Hiner 202 at 7 pm. Stay tuned for the next cleanup event on Saturday, April 7, 2013.
Drop & Swap
Drop and Swap is an annual year-end waste reduction program established by two English 400 students. The program allows students to do one of two things: donate unwanted items at the end of the academic year during move out or swap an item that they intend to donate for a previously donated item.
Collection boxes for Drop and Swap will be available beginning Wednesday, May 1, 2013 in the lobby of all residence halls and the clubhouse of off-campus apartment communities.
The Island President
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Wygal Auditorium 7:00 PM
The Island President captures Nasheed’s first year of office, culminating in his trip to the Copenhagen Climate Summit in 2009, where the film provides a rare glimpse of the political horse-trading that goes on at such a top-level global assembly. Nasheed is unusually candid about revealing his strategies—leveraging the Maldives’ underdog position as a tiny country, harnessing the power of media, and overcoming deadlocks through an appeal to unity with other developing nations. After bringing democracy to the Maldives after thirty years of despotic rule, Nasheed is now faced with an even greater challenge: as one of the most low-lying countries in the world, a rise of three feet in sea level would submerge the 1200 islands of the Maldives enough to make them uninhabitable.
January 30 - March 30
This semester Longwood is competing in RecycleMania! From now until March 30 recycle everything you have to help Longwood win! Please encourage everyone to participate by recycling plastics #1-7, aluminum, paper, newspaper/magazines, cardboard.
Our Lancer Park clean up went extremely well! Thanks to our volunteers several bags of trash and recyclables where collected and sorted. Make sure to check the Environmental Club page for updates on our upcoming Virginia State Park clean up.