The Office of Sustainability

The mission of the Office of Sustainability is to make the University of Florida – in its operations, education, research, and outreach – a model of sustainability, integrating the goals of ecological restoration, economic development, and social equity.

In pursuing this mandate, the Office of Sustainability will encourage and facilitate the collaborative efforts of faculty, students, and staff to generate knowledge, acquire skills, develop values, and initiate practices that contribute to a sustainable, high quality of life on campus, in the state of Florida, and across the globe.

What is Sustainability?

What is Sustainability?

More comprehensively, it means looking at the issues and problems facing our world with a new perspective – one that focuses on three interdependent areas of concern: ecological preservation, economic viability, and social justice. Learn More

Meet the Team

Meet the Team

The Office of Sustainability is fortunate to have several talented full and part-time staff, as well as student interns, dedicated to promoting sustainability at UF. Learn more about the Sustainable UF team! Learn More

Tracking Progress

Tracking Progress

UF tracks and assesses sustainability goals through the the AASHE STARS program – a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance. Learn more about this and other sustainability recognition. Learn More

Looking Forward

Looking Forward

To achieve the goal of a sustainable UF, we are committed to encouraging and facilitating the collaborative efforts of faculty, students, and staff to generate knowledge, acquire skills, develop values, and initiate practices that contribute to a sustainable, high quality of life on campus, in the state of Florida, and across the globe. Learn More