E-Newsletter: The Latest from Sustainable UF!

The Latest News, Events and More from the Office of Sustainability

August 20, 2018


Interested in making your fall semester more sustainable? Check out our guide to Going Green at UF for a comprehensive look at sustainability at the University of Florida. Covering everything from move-in to sustainable transportation options, this guide will help address some of your most common sustainability questions and concerns.

This is a fun, easy and meaningful way to get involved with sustainability at UF! Volunteer with the TailGator Gameday Recycling Program as we work to #BeatWaste before the Gators take the field. Volunteers work in teams of 2 to 4 people, for a 2-hour shift. For shifts throughout the day, volunteers are given blue recycling bags and assigned to high-traffic tailgating areas on campus where they distribute the bags to fans, along with information on what is and is not recyclable.  All volunteers also receive free food and refreshments. For more information or to sign up, visit our website: http://sustainable.ufl.edu/…/voluntee…/tailgator-green-team/

The Cupanion program is a chance for students to earn discounts and rewards on campus for refilling and using a reusable water bottle! Scan during the month of September and earn a chance to win a UF RecSports Swag Bag. Learn more about how you can get a Cupanion Tag and start scanning here.

“Sustainability and energy Extension professionals, researchers, graduate students, formal and informal educators, practitioners, and community partners are invited and encouraged to submit proposals to participate in the 2019 Joint National Sustainability Summit (NSS) & National Extension Energy Summit (NEES). Submission Deadline is October 1, 2018. Submit Proposals HERE.

  • Save the Date: Sustainable Transportation Fair will be October 31st!


Two hours of fun, fitness, sports, food and FREE swag! Activities at RecStravaganza will include complimentary chair massages, weight room tours, Sport Clubs expo, Intramural Sports games, Lake Wauburg activities, Aquatics relay races, Small Group Training demos, Group Fitness classes and more!

The Florida Community Design Center, Heartwood Soundstage, and Gainesville Circus Center are bringing the beach to Gainesville at Endless Summer! Located on 600 block of SE 1st Street behind Heartwood Soundstage, the Endless Summer festival aims to provide a cool, enjoyable outdoor beach-like experience. Learn more by visiting the Facebook event.

Join the UF/IFAS Honey Bee Research and Extension Lab for the grand opening of the brand new facilities in Gainesville on Saturday, August 25th! See the research lab, the observation hive room, the honey extraction facility, the beekeeping museum, and more!

“Food, fun, games, local vendors & entrepreneurs, a huge BBQ competition, and more! This festival was created to showcase the best of what East Gainesville has to offer!” Visit the Facebook event to learn more.

The CWC is hosting its 3rd annual bowling fundraiser at Alley Gatorz Bowling Center. Donations go support the CWC and the work they do in the Gainesville Community to lower utility bills through education and volunteer work projects! Learn more by visiting their Facebook event.

The World to Come: Art in the Age of the Anthropocene chronicles an era of rapid, radical and irrevocable ecological change through works of art by more than 45 contemporary international artists. Learn more about the exhibit here.

On Tuesday, Sept. 18at 6 p.m. at in the University of Florida’s Pugh Hall, join Patagonia’s Chris Gaggia, Global Marketing Manager for Field & Fish, for a special conversation on corporate environmental leadership in a warming world. Learn more about the event by visiting the Bob Graham Center website.

“ButterflyFest is an annual FREE festival to celebrate backyard wildlife with an emphasis on pollinators! From native butterfly releases, live animals, workshops and plant sales to vendors, entertainment and food, all activities are fun-for-all-ages!” Visit the website or Facebook event for more details.


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