E-Newsletter: The Latest from Sustainable UF!
The Latest News, Events and More from the Office of Sustainability
January 14, 2019
NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
Happy New Year from the UF Office of Sustainability! We’ve put together this list of simple attainable New Year’s Resolutions for students, faculty and staff who are looking to make 2019 a more sustainable year! Read more here.
Scan your Cupanion bottle during the month of January for the chance to take home a Sustainable UF Sustainability Starter Kit featuring a rechargeable USB charger, zero-waste tools, sustainable school supplies and much more! Learn more about Cupanion here.
Great Invader Raider Rally
January 19 | 9am-1pm
Have you registered for #GIRR2019 yet? We want you! Whether you’ve participated in this event for over a decade or you’ve never worked with invasive plants, this event is for YOU! The Great Invader Raider Rally is free and for all ages. Sign up today! #BerriedAlive. Link to Registration.
National Geographic Live: Birds of Paradise Revealed
Jan 23 | Phillips Center
National Geographic Live is a night of exploration through film, photography, and discussion with acclaimed National Geographic photographers. Experience nature through the eyes, lenses, and words of the researchers, scientists, and storytellers that have made National Geographic an icon of global media. Learn more about the event.
Building, Using and Teaching the Tree of Life
Jan 24 | Harn Museum of Art
Join us for an evening with Pam and Doug Soltis: They are major contributors to the development of the Tree of Life, an online phylogenetic taxonomy project including 2.3 million species. The Tree of Life can help researchers cure diseases, develop medicines, improve agricultural crops and predict how plants and animals are going to move in response to climate change. Discover where you fit into the Tree of Life and reserve your space for you and your Spring students at UFFulbrightRSVP@gmail.com.
Our Future: Embracing the Anthropocene – 25th Annual Public Interest Environmental Conference
Feb 7-9 | University of Florida
UF Law’s 25th annual Public Interest Environmental Law Conference will be held in conjunction with the Harn Museum of Art’s fascinating exhibition “World’s To Come: Art in the Age or the Anthropocene.” From “Gee Whiz…to Oh Sh*t!…to What Now?” This year’s conference will explore the indelible imprint of humans on the planet and on the State of Florida, in what some geologists are describing as a new epoch – “the Anthropocene” – and the law, policy and ethics that must confront this new reality. The agenda and on line registration can be found here. Keynoters are featured below. Admission to conference sessions other than the banquet is free for UF faculty and students, but they must register.
Save the Date: Campus Earth Week
April 1-6, 2019
UF Campus Earth Week is coming up April 1-6, 2019! Campus Earth Week features sustainability on campus with a week full of events such as a featured keynote speaker, the annual sustainability showcase, Champions for Change Awards and a Green and Clean Service learning event. Stay tuned for more information!
Save the Date: Fresh off the Farm Festival
April 12, 2019 | Field & Fork Farm and Gardens
Fresh off the Farm is an on-campus food festival celebrating local food systems, farmers, and all areas of agriculture. It is organized by the University of Florida’s Field and Fork Program, the Culinary Arts Student Union, the Organic and Sustainable Agriculture Club, and Student Government. It will include food and garden related activities, art, food samples, garden tours, and live music.
Volunteer with the Lake Forest Living Classroom
Do you enjoy gardening and working with kids? Consider volunteering at the Lake Forest Elementary living classroom! They teach elementary school students about gardening, agriculture, food, nutrition, plants, and insects. No previous gardening knowledge or experience is required. If you’re interested in volunteering please fill out an application here: https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLSfON17MKBBArOxlC…/viewform… or email Grace Gibson at email@example.com for more information.