E-Newsletter: The Latest from Sustainable UF!

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

March 19, 2019


Scan your Cupanion bottle during the month of March for the chance to take home a basket of Fresh Produce from UF CALS Field & Fork Farm, with the option to bring a friend and harvest the produce yourself! Learn more about Cupanion here.


  • In the Kitchen: Cooking Series
    Feb. 15 – April 19 | 12-1pm | RSVP for details

The UF/IFAS Food Science and Human Nutrition Department and Field & Fork have teamed up to help you learn delicious ways to incorporate more fresh, healthy foods into your diet! Join us on Fridays once a month from 12-1 pm. Pack a lunch,but leave room for yummy samples! This is part of a series of demos for Spring 2019. All classes are First Come, First Serve. Space is limited, so an RSVP IS REQUIRED to aestarcher@ufl.edu. Location and more info will be sent after you RSVP. Learn more on the Facebook event.

Help your community and planet in a hands-on way with the Community Weatherization Coalition! Volunteers are trained during a three-part, 12-hour workshop on how to perform home energy tune-ups for local families. Learn how to inspect homes, review utility bills, and install items such as water-saving shower heads and LED bulbs, to save energy, water and $ for low-income residents throughout Alachua County. Attendance on all three dates is required. There are only 30 spots available for the training, so be sure to reserve yours soon by filling out this form: http://tinyurl.com/y92uo59z . Learn more on the Facebook event.

  • UFPD: Lights Not Tickets
    March 21 | 6-8pm | Turlington Plaza

Join the Office of Sustainability and the University Police Department for Lights Not Tickets on Turlington Plaza! We’ll be out at dusk to give out free lights, helping students, faculty and staff ride safer and avoid costly tickets for not using lights at night. UPD will also be registering bicycles and giving away helmets for those who need them. Visit the Bike Month webpage or the Facebook event.

  • Paris to Pittsburgh Screening
    March 22 | 6pm | First Magnitude Brewing Company

From coastal communities to America’s heartland, Americans are demanding and developing real solutions in the face of climate change. And as the weather grows more deadly and destructive, they aren’t waiting on Washington to act. Learn about their incredible stories in Paris to Pittsburgh and be inspired to create change in your own community!

  • UF Bike to Campus Day
    March 27 | 7:30-11am | Plaza of Americas

Join Sustainable UF for Bike to Campus Day as we celebrate bicyclists who cycle-commute to campus. We’ll be set up on the Plaza of the Americas from 7:30 to 11 AM to welcome bike commuters with a free breakfast and information about bike programming on campus. Look for the tent with the bike racks next to it for a convenient place to stop and refuel for the day! Visit the Bike Month webpage or the Facebook event.

  • Cycling Savvy 3-Part Workshop
    March 29-30

Cycling Savvy is a cycling safety curriculum for all levels of riders from beginner to advanced involving a techniques class, riding skills development and an experiential tour of Gainesville designed to help riders feel comfortable and confident for cycle commuting. RSVPs are required. Sign Up Here: https://cyclingsavvy.org/event/3-part-workshop-gainesville-fl-2/2019-03-29/ . For UF students and employeescontact the Bike Coordinator for access to the class at a significantly reduced price.

Keynote Address for Campus Earth Week – Monday, April 1 at 6 pm, University Auditorium – free and open to the public, more information will be coming soon!

As part of UF Campus Earth week, join us at the Reitz Union tabling area for booths featuring campus and community organizations, activities, games, giveaways and more! Free and open to the public.

Sustainable UF is hosting their second annual Sustainable Art Competition to be displayed during the Sustainability Showcase on April 3rd. The contest is open to all University of Florida students. Individual and group art allowed! Register your entry by Wednesday, March 27 at 11:59 pm.

This is not your average Green & Clean event! For the inaugural Cleanupalooza as part of Campus Earth Week 2019, we will be hosting clean-ups at FOUR natural areas around campus – Lake Alice & University Gardens, Bartram-Carr Woods, McCarty Woods and Harmonic Woods. We need YOUR help to make this the biggest clean-up and invasive species removal ever held at the University of Florida!

  • 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 gracelgibson@ufl.edu for more information.


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