College of Natural Resources and Environment

Together, we are a force for positive change

 

The College of Natural Resources and Environment is the No. 1 ranked place to study natural resources and conservation in the U.S. — and we’re ready to make our footprint even bigger with your help.

 

Wherever there are big, complex issues involving natural resources and the environment, we are there. CNRE faculty and students are placing sensors on mountaintops that can warn of flash floods. Testing sustainable packaging materials in one of the leading labs in the U.S. Conducting research that is critical to managing fisheries and preserving endangered birds, mussels, and other species. Studying the forests that cover two-thirds of Virginia and one-third of the Earth and play a vital role in climate change and clean water, and provide the lumber, fiber, and biofuels that we depend on worldwide.

The College of Natural Resources and Environment shows up. And so do our donors.

 

Here’s how your gift will help

 

Every gift matters and will impact our efforts to be successful in preserving our natural heritage and preparing the next generation of environmental leaders. With your help, we will:

  • Provide additional scholarships to hard-working students.
  • Offer more hands-on learning opportunities like field experiences, research, and study abroad.
  • Afford students opportunities like travel to conferences, meetings, and industry sites where they can learn and network—and maybe land a job or an internship.
  • Support our world-class faculty who need help with research costs as well as basic classroom and lab materials and equipment.

 

Take the next step: Choose how you’ll make an impact

 

We hope you will join CNRE alumni, students, friends, faculty, and staff and show your support for the college on Giving Day. Participation matters and we have some generous supporters whose matching gifts will kick in when we reach 50, 75, 100, 125, and 150 donors! You can give any amount beginning with $5, and you can support CNRE in any of the following ways:

  • The CNRE Annual Fund, which supports our most pressing priorities, such as scholarships, learning, and research.
  • One of our four academic departments.
  • A recognized student organization.

Whatever you chose, thank you. It matters.

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The CNRE Paul Winistorfer 40 Donor Participation Challenge
CNRE Dean Paul Winistorfer will donate $500 to the College of Natural Resources and Environment if 40 donors make a gift to any College of Natural Resources and Environment fund.
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Faculty vs. Staff Challenge
When Virginia Tech employees compete, Virginia Tech students win!
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Participation Leaderboard Challenge
Which giving area will receive the most donations during Virginia Tech Giving Day? Make a gift to your favorite area of Virginia Tech to help keep your area at the top of the leaderboard!
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College of Natural Resources and and Environment Leaderboard
What department is going to bring in the most gifts during Giving Day?
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First-Time Donor Challenge
Joining in on #VTGivingDay for the first time? Here's a challenge just for you! We’ll select five first-time donors to receive an extra $250 each, to donate toward a Virginia Tech Foundation fund of their choice.
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#HokieBaby and #HokiePet Challenge
Do you have an adorable #HokieBaby or #HokiePet? Post a photo of your little Hokies or furbabies in their Virginia Tech gear to Twitter or Instagram, using #VTGivingDay. We’ll randomly pick a winner for each hashtag, who will get to choose a Virginia Tech Foundation fund to receive an extra $250!
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#HokieLove Challenge
Did your love story start at Virginia Tech? Share a photo of you with your #HokieLove to Twitter or Instagram, and tag it #VTGivingDay. We’ll pick a winning couple to choose the Virginia Tech Foundation fund where an extra $250 is donated!
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HokieBird Selfie Challenge
We want to see your memories with the best bird and best mascot around, so post a photo with the HokieBird (past or present) to Twitter or Instagram, using #VTGivingDay. We’ll randomly select a winner to put an extra $250 toward a Virginia Tech Foundation fund of their choice!
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Hidden HokieBird Challenge
There are hidden paper HokieBirds all over Virginia Tech's Blacksburg, Roanoke, and NCR campuses during Giving Day. Find them and share a selfie with the bird to Twitter or Instagram, using #VTGivingDay. We’ll randomly pick 10 winners to put an extra $100 each toward a Virginia Tech Foundation fund of their choice!
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The CNRE Jim Howard and Atlanta Hardwoods Corporation Match
CNRE friend Jim Howard will generously match every dollar donated by Atlanta Hardwoods employees to any College of Natural Resources and Environment fund. There is no limit, so make your gift and double the impact!
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Hokies Abroad Challenge
Post a photo wearing or holding Hokie gear around the world with #VTGivingDay, and we’ll pick one winner who can put an extra $250 toward a Virginia Tech Foundation fund of their choice.
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Or you can contact us at givingday@vt.edu.