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 Office of Sustainability is to provide leadership and guidance in planning, developing, organizing, and implementing programs and activities that promote campus sustainability initiatives. The Office of Sustainability 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.
Farmville Area Farmer's Market
Buy fresh, buy local!
The Farmville Area Farmer's Market offers locally grown in-season fruits and vegetables and homemade and handcrafted goods.
Wed: 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sat: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
213 North Street
Farmville, VA 23901
Sustaining Healthy Skin This Summer
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued new labeling standards for sunscreen manufacturers. The new standards divide sunscreens into two categories: those that help prevent skin cancer and early skin aging in addition to sunburn, and those that only help prevent sunburn. Sunscreen products will indicate they are "broad spectrum" meaning they protect against both ultraviolet A (UVA) rays and ultraviolet B (UVB) rays and have SPF (Sun Protection Factor) values of 15 or higher. UVA rays are responsible for the signs of aging and UVB rays cause sunburn. Sunscreen products with SPF values lower than 15 will warn that they only offer protection against sunburn. Click here to learn more about the new FDA standards for sunscreen labels.
To see how your sunscreen measures up, check out the Environmental Working Group's 2013 Guide to Sunscreens.
High Bridge Trail
Looking for some fun in the sun?
Spend the day hiking, biking or horseback riding on High Bridge Trail. Converted from an old railroad bed, the trail is 31 miles long and traverses Cumberland, Nottoway and Prince Edward counties.
Crabtree Falls is arguably the most beautiful set of waterfalls in Virginia. Hike up the trail that parallels the falls for spectacular views of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
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.