CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - Students and faculty at the University of Virginia are researching ways for people to act in more sustainable ways in their everyday lives.

On Monday, February 11, researchers from various academic backgrounds presented their findings on a range of topics aimed at improving the environment.

Some of the issues discussed ranged from the benefits of implementing a no-idling policy for vehicles at UVA, to the effects of commercial fishing.

“Sustainability is something that touches us all and it's something that we all need to strive for and the only way to get a handle on how to live a sustainable life is to figure out where are the places in our world where we have issues that can be addressed,” Deborah Lawrence, a professor of environmental sciences, at UVA, said.

All of these projects were funded through the University of Virginia Sustainability Teaching and Research Grant program.