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.
As a leading public educational institution, UF has a special imperative to explore bold innovative solutions that address the environmental, social and economic risks posed by climate impact. By drawing upon the extensive knowledge, research and practice at the university, there is an opportunity to model a more resilient & sustainable future, prepare our students for work & life, and advance climate action goals across the state, the country and the globe.
The UF Office of Sustainability is focused on revisiting its climate action plan (UF CAP 2.0). The process of updating the UF CAP will build upon the many sustainability-related advancements in operations, academics, research and extension that the University of Florida has achieved since the initial 2009 UF CAP 1.0 and will involve stakeholders from all across campus including faculty, staff and students. This process is focused on developing a shared strategic framework for reducing and mitigating UF’s Greenhouse Gas Emissions (GHG) in order to reach carbon neutrality, as well as improving the university’s resilience to related climate change impacts.
This campus-wide plan complements prior sustainability goals at UF, including the implementation plans (2006 – please email us to request these files), the UF Campus Master Plan (2020), and the UF Strategic Development Plan (2017).
In 2017, the University of Florida published the Strategic Development Plan, which seeks to shape the university and surrounding community’s future over the next 40 to 50 years and establish the framework for the “New American City.” The plan itself, which factors in the consulting team’s expertise, community voices and UF’s goals, including maintaining its standing as a preeminent university and a leading research institution, comprises four main initiatives:
If you would like more information about a sustainability program or initiative or would like to request data for academic purposes, please email us. Once received, your inquiry will be routed to the appropriate staff member, who will be in touch to help address your needs.