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.

AASHE STARS:

The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) was developed and is facilitated by the Association for Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE).

The Office of Sustainability works with several campus entities to track and update the STARS report for UF every three years. As of 2017, the University of Florida holds a Silver level of recognition!

 

Additional Campus Certifications:

The University of Florida has also achieved multiple certifications for advancing sustainability on campus by outside organizations. This includes Tree Campus USA Certified, recognition for fostering healthy campus forests and student involvement; Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Certified, recognition for promoting conservation and environmental stewardship; and Bicycle Friendly University Silver Level Certified, recognition for supporting a more bike-able campus. You can learn more about these programs below.

Tree Campus USA Logo

Tree Campus USA

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Audubon International Certification Logo

Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary

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Leage of American Bicyclists Silver Award Logo

Bicycle Friendly University

Silver Level

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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

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

Campus Initiatives

Campus Initiatives

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…... Learn More