Global Sustainability Conference available online to UF

The UF Office of Sustainability is excited to announce that the 2020 Global Conference on Sustainability in Higher Education (GCSHE) on October 20-22, 2020, will be available online for current students, faculty and staff at no cost (view full press release here).

As a “Host Institution”, UF attendees will have access to the full 3 days of live content and networking, as well as 30 days of on-demand access (through Nov. 22, 2020). Even if you miss the conference, the deadline to register for access to recorded sessions and keynotes is November 1st!

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Organized by the Association for Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), the theme for 2020 GCHSE is “Mobilizing for a Just Transition”. Much of the conference focuses on centering justice within transformation to ensure communities are not left behind. Some of the keynote speakers include Robin Wall Kimmerer, founder of the SUNY Center for Native Peoples and the Environment and author of “Braiding Sweetgrass”, and Ibram X. Kendi, professor at Boston University and author of “How to Be an Anti-Racist”.

Attendees will have the opportunity to follow several session “tracks” throughout the conference including Public Outreach & Engagement, Teaching & Learning, and Student Organizing & Activism. There will also be keynote addresses by Wanjiku “Wawa” Gatheru, Environmental Justice Advocate, and Sara Goldrick-Rab, founding director of the Hope Center for College, Community & Justice.

“We are looking forward to sharing this conference experience with the entire UF community of students, faculty and staff. Each year, AASHE organizes a conference that offers an abundance of inspiration, actionable resources and incredible connections, and I’m sure this year will be no different.”

– Matt Williams, Director of the UF Office of Sustainability

Registering for the Virtual Conference:

To learn more about the conference schedule and the full list of keynote speakers the UF community can visit

To register, you must use a valid UFL.EDU address and the discount code UNIVFLORIDA100820.

If you have questions about the conference or registration, please email the UF Office of Sustainability Communications Coordinator, Hannah Ulloa at

Published: October 13th, 2020

Category: Highlights, News