E-Newsletter: The Latest from Sustainable UF!

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

November 6, 2017


Sustainable UF’s Collection Day Event is your one stop drop! Students, faculty and staff are invited to stop by the NW corner of the O’Connell Center parking lot (near the entrance at 2nd Avenue) on December 6 to conveniently drop off any unwanted items including household items, hazardous waste, school supplies, UF Assets and IT Equipment and more.


University of Florida was recently highlighted in AASHE‘s 2017 Sustainable Campus Index for our Neutral UF Coalition program. Check out this article to learn more: http://news.ufl.edu/articles/2017/11/national-group-praises-uf-innovative-sustainability-program.php

  • UF Facilities Services Recognized for Sustainability

University of Florida Facilities Services Central Stores was awarded by the ULSCA (University Logistics and Supply Chain Association) with the 2017 Sustainability Award.

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.

Congratulations to our recent Certified Sustainable Events:
Imagining Climate Change (Green-level certification)
Butterfly Fest at FLMNH (Green-level certification)
“Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Livestock Systems” IFAS Open House (Blue-level certification)


Join Sustainable UF Wednesday, December 6 for our Fall Collection Day! This event makes it easy and convenient to get rid of unwanted household items, clothing, hazardous waste, old electronics, furniture, appliances, and non-perishable food items. Collection Day will take place on Wednesday, December 6, from 7:30 am – 1:00 pm in the NW corner of the O’Connell Center Parking Lot. Follow the Facebook event or learn more here!

  • NEW: 24 Hours of Reality: Watch Party
    Dec. 6 | 5:15pm | Gator Wesley

The Climate Reality Project Gainesville Chapter is organizing a Kickoff Watch Party, Monday, December 4th, for the seventh-annual, broadcast of the 24 Hours of Reality – a star-studded, 24-hour live event focused on the climate crisis and its solutions. The event will be at Gator Wesley, 1380 W. University Drive (near the UF campus) beginning at 5:15 p.m. There will also be local Climate Reality Leaders and others speaking, along with discussions. Register at EventBrite.

  • NEW: Environmental Preservation Trip: Florida Alternative Breaks
    January 12-15, 2018 | St. Marks Trail, Florida Trail Association

Florida Alternative Breaks (FAB), through the David and Wanda Brown Center for Leadership and Service, sends out service-learning trips based on specific social issues during academic breaks. We believe education, strong direct service, and reflection are among several key components that set the FAB experience apart in terms of growth and impact, both for our participants and the communities we serve. Learn more and register at http://www.leadershipandservice.ufl.edu/programs/florida_alternative_breaks or contact Elaine Giles, Assistant Director, at elaineg@leadershipandservice.ufl.edu.


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