Save the Date: On Grounds Bike Sale August 22

UVa is hosting its first ever On Grounds Bike Sale on Monday, August 22nd, the day before classes start, and you should check it out!

It's being held from 11am to 4pm over at the parking lot outside of the Student Activities Building (near the intersection of Alderman and Stadium Road, across the street from Hereford and Gooch/Dillard).

The sale will feature three of Charlottesville's premiere bike shops: Blue Ridge Cyclery, Blue Wheel Bicycles, and C'ville Bike & Tri. These vendors will have everything you need to get around Grounds. Helmets, pumps, tubes, lights, reflectors, clothing and more. Demo bikes will be on site for fitting and testing. Most major credit cards will be accepted on site.

Register to win great prizes from:
Blue Ridge Cyclery
C'ville Bike & Tri
Relay Foods
And More To Be Announced

Mark your calendars and RSVP on the Facebook event page. Hope to see you there!


Sustainable Campers

Last Friday, a group of campers from Triple C Camp just south of town came to UVa for a sustainability tour of Grounds. Nina Morris, UVa Sustainability Outreach Coordinator, and I had a great time showing the students a few highlights of Dining and Facilities Management sustainability. We spent an hour with the campers and only had time to stay on the western edge of Grounds (namely O'Hill and the Recycling area) -- lots going on even in this sub-section of UVa.

Nina talks about the National Building Contest

We started in O'Hill and demonstrated the brand new hydration station outside of Crossroads, and brought the campers up to speed on our participation in the EPA National Building Competition.

Our attentive and inquisitive guests

Then we ventured upstairs and chatted about our reusable to-go container program, our new energy efficient hood fan controls, and our composting initiative. Everyone got to see the big pulping machine - though not in action - and the barrels filled with organic waste waiting to be hauled off the loading dock.

Showing off a reusable to-go container

Chef Brett explains how the new hood controls work to save energy

Once outside, we headed over to the UVa Community Garden and took a look at the bountiful produce in full production mode. It's in great shape this summer!

Admiring the beautiful student-run garden

The tour's grand finale was over at the R.O.S.E. program, where everybody loaded up on free goodies (you can never have enough folders or paper clips, right?). Thanks, Triple C, for spending some time with us and learning more about our sustainability practices!