Partners & Affiliations
Virginia Energy Sense
Virginia Energy Sense is the Commonwealth's energy education program under the guidance of the State Corporation Commission. Virginia has set a goal to reduce electric energy consumption ten percent below 2006 levels by 2020. In order to do this Virginia Energy Sense has made it their mission to help Virginias understand their energy usage, and what they can do to save energy easily and cost effectively. The Virginia Energy Sense program provides the tools to educate and empower all Virginias to get involved and lower the amount of electricity they use.
Clean Virginia Waterways
Clean Virginia Waterways is an award-winning, statewide, nonprofit organization dedicated to citizen stewardship of Virginia's water resources. For 15 years, Clean Virginia Waterways (affiliated with Longwood University) has coordinated the annual Virginia Waterways Cleanup (part of Ocean Conservancy's International Coastal Cleanup).
Hull Springs Farm
Hull Springs Farm is owned by Longwood University Foundation, Inc. The Foundation works closely with the faculty of Longwood University and other universities and groups to coordinate all uses of Hull Springs Farm for educational events and research.
The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) is a member organization of colleges and universities in the U.S. and Canada working to create a sustainable future. Their mission is to promote sustainability in all sectors of higher education - from governance and operations to curriculum and outreach - through education, communication, research and professional development.
As an AASHE member, all Longwood students, faculty and staff can access the members-only Resource Center. Please visit the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) website to create a new account using your Longwood email address.
Old Dominion RC&D
Old Dominion RC&D is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization serving 10 Southside Virginia counties. Our mission is to initiate and coordinate resource development and conservation programs that enhance the social, economic and environmental quality of the region. RC&D is an acronym for Resource Conservation and Development. RC&Ds were established by Congress in 1962 to provide a means for rural communities to help themselves. RC&D sponsors form a council, develop bylaws and an Action Plan, then apply to the Secretary of Agriculture for authorization.
RecycleMania is a friendly competition and benchmarking tool for college and university recycling programs to promote waste reduction activities to their campus communities. Over a 10-week period, schools report recycling and trash data which are then ranked according to who collects the largest amount of recyclables per capita, the largest amount of total recyclables, the least amount of trash per capita, or have the highest recycling rate. With each week's reports and rankings, participating schools watch how their results fluctuate against other schools and use this to rally their campus communities to reduce and recycle more.
Jessie Ball duPont Fund
The Jessie Ball duPont Fund is a national foundation that makes grants to a defined universe of organizations whose eligibility is determined exclusively by Mrs. duPont's personal philanthropic decisions. An organization is eligible if it received a gift from Mrs. duPont between January 1, 1960 and December 31, 1964. Today, there are more than 300 eligible organizations. The Fund organizes its resources around five focus areas:
Strengthening the Independent Sector
- Building Assets of People, Families and Communities
- Building the Capacity of Eligible Organizations
- Stimulating Community Problem Solving
- Helping People Hold their Communities Accountable
U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) (Please add hyperlink www.usgbc.org) is a 501 c3 non-profit organization committed to a prosperous and sustainable future for our nation through cost-efficient and energy-saving green buildings.
With a community comprising 78 local affiliates, more than 18,000 member companies and organizations, and more than 140,000 LEED Professional Credential holders, USGBC is the driving force of an industry that is projected to contribute $554 billion to the U.S. gross domestic product from 2009-2013. USGBC leads an unlikely diverse constituency of builders and environmentalists, corporations and nonprofit organizations, elected officials and concerned citizens, and teachers and students.
The National Wildlife Federation
The National Wildlife Federation is America's largest conservation organization. We work with more than 4 million members, partners and supporters in communities across the country to protect and restore wildlife habitat, confront global warming and connect with nature.
Virginia Sustainable Building Network (VSBN)
Virginia Sustainable Building Network (VSBN) is the only statewide organization that brings together representatives from diverse sectors who are interested in building healthy, energy-efficient, environmentally friendly buildings and sustainable communities. VSBN was incorporated as a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization in 1995, under the leadership of Karl Bren, who was the Non-Profit Affairs Director of Virginia Housing Development Authority. He assembled a group of individuals, who represented housing, banking, utility, construction, government, and environmental interests, to shape the organization and to develop a program for VSBN that changes the way homes, commercial and institutional buildings, and communities are built in the state.