E-Newsletter: The Latest from Sustainable UF!
The Latest in Sustainability at UF, from Ecology to Economy and Equity.
May 1, 2017
NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
NEW: Collegiate Sports Sustainability Summit
June 5-7 | University of Florida
CS3 offers attendees the chance to network, learn, and exchange ideas with peers from around the country on ways in which athletic and sports programs can join the campus movement to engage students, fans, and alumni in making collegiate sports socially, economically, and environmentally responsible. Find out more here.
NEW: Going Green at UF
Whether you are a new student, faculty member, employee, or a parent or family member of a student, we extend our warm welcome to the Gator Nation! We hope that you make your time at UF as memorable – and sustainable! – as possible. To get you started, we’ve put together some quick links for information that will help start you off on the ‘green’ path. Find the guide to Going Green at UF here.
LOOKING BACK: Campus Earth Day Celebration
April 12th | University of Florida
On April 12th, the University of Florida celebrated Campus Earth Day with the inaugural Sustainability Showcase at the Reitz Union and with Philippe Cousteau, the Campus Earth Day keynote speaker. Find out more about the event and plans for next year.
LOOKING BACK: Spring Collection Day
April 19th | O’Connell Center Parking Lot
At the end of each semester, students, faculty and community members can bring unwanted items to Collection Day to be donated or disposed of responsibly. Learn more about the event and stay tuned for the first ever Summer Collection Day!
LOOKING BACK: Champions for Change Awards
A partnership of the Office of Sustainability and Healthy Gators, the Champions for Change Awards recognize individuals or groups in the UF community who have made significant contributions in the areas of sustainability and health during their time at UF. Take a look at the 2017 award recipients here.
Hosting a UF event this summer? Make it a Certified Sustainable Event!
We’ve developed an easy online guide and application to help students, faculty, and staff make any event more sustainable! Whether it’s as small scale as a staff meeting or party, or as complex as a conference, we have the tools you’ll need to help minimize your negative impact on the environment, and maximize your ability to be an engaging change agent for a wide audience. Check out all the information and the guide here.
NEW: Easy as PIE Webinar
May 11 | 2-3 pm
In the May session of the Easy as PIE webinar, Margaret (Peggy) Hammond Carr, a Professor in the University of Florida’s Department of Landscape Architecture, will provide an overview of the results of the Florida 2070 and Water 2070 projects. Emphasis will be placed on the methodology used to project water demand for development and agriculture in 2070, and associated recommendations.
NEW: Alachua County Solar Co-op Information Session
May 21 | 3-4:30 pm | Alachua Library Branch
NEW: Climate-Related 2-Min Impact Video
April 13 | 7 pm | The Chamber, Reitz Union
The Florida Climate Institute is calling on all students across our universities to create compelling videos on climate challenges that will promote understanding of impacts and inspire action! Each participating FCI university will hold a campus-wide event in late September. More detailed timeline will follow in Fall 2018. Find more rules and guidelines here.
NEW: Summer Institute on Sustainability and Energy
August 3-16 | University of Illinois at Chicago
The Summer Institute on Sustainability and Energy (SISE) is a two-week “boot camp” for future decision makers eager to join the sustainability and energy revolution happening around the globe. Held annually since 2011, the program boasts 300 alumni. During weekdays, SISE’ers participate in high-level talks, visit energy and sustainability sites, and network. In 2017, SISE will focus on transportation, specifically the concept of mobility and the the future of transportation systems.
JOBS AND OPPORTUNITIES:
- City of Gainesville Local Government Fellowship
- Sustainability Program Manager – Sewanee University
- Second Nature Internship and Fellowship – Boston and Pheonix
- Water Institute Program Assistant – University of Florida