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Action of the Month: Ease Your Eco-Anxiety

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May 2022 Written by Chloe Dill, Office of Sustainability Intern and Second-Year Psychology Major, in collaboration with the UF Thompson Earth Systems Institute. People who are concerned about climate change, environmental degradation, and other sustainability challenges may be experiencing what is called eco-anxiety. This can include emotions of grief and guilt and the sensation of […]

The Return of Campus Earth Week Highlights Positivity and Collaboration

After a two-year hiatus as an in-person celebration, Campus Earth Week was hard to miss in 2022. In addition to being back in person, this year the UF Thompson Earth Systems Institute (TESI) & the UF Office of Sustainability partnered to co-host the 2022 UF Campus Earth Week events. Throughout the week, attendees were invited […]

Action of the Month: Spot Greenwashing as an Eco-conscious Consumer

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January 2022 Written by Astrid Rojas, Office of Sustainability Intern, and Lauren Stefan, Office of Sustainability Design & Marketing Assistant, in collaboration with the UF Thompson Earth Systems Institute  Happy New Year! Astrid and Lauren with Sustainable UF here!  2022 is underway and many people are exploring new goals and resolutions for the year ahead. […]

Action of the Month: Green Your Office

September 2021Brought to you by the Office of Sustainability and the UF Thompson Earth Systems Institute. First, let’s talk about what “greening your office” means: Let’s set the scene. You’ve been working in the same office or at the same desk at home for almost a year now. Your workspace is starting to look increasingly […]

Become an Ambassador for the #GatorsBEATWaste Station

#GatorsBEATWaste is currently offline. The #GatorsBEATWaste Station, a partnership between PepsiCo, Business Services, Gator Dining and the Office of Sustainability, was unveiled in the summer of 2019 in the Reitz Union Food Court across from Starbucks and Pollo Tropical. The station is outfitted with easy-to-follow instructions and graphics to help guests navigate the disposal process […]

Redefining Inclusive Outdoor Spaces at UF CORE

Written By Alexis Irvin, Communications and Outreach Intern As scientists continue to unpack the impacts of climate change, recreational organizations are looking to address yet another issue: removing socio-economic barriers to the outdoors. In policy, these conversations are often centered around climate, public land, and physical experience. But for organizations like CORE (Center for Outdoor […]

Gators Recycle: New Pilot to Improve Recycling Participation on Campus

In early September 2021, the UF Office of Sustainability launched the new Gators Recycle Pilot project in the Plaza of Americas and Library West areas. With the support of Library West and Facilities Services staff, the Office of Sustainability worked to implement temporary new signage and messaging in strategic locations, including on and near existing […]

Action of the Month: Plastic Free July

July 2021Written by Astrid Rojas, Office of Sustainability Communications & Outreach InternIn collaboration with the UF Thompson Earth Systems Institute. Hey y’all, Astrid here! I’m an Outreach and Communications intern with the Office of Sustainability and I’m here to talk about Plastic Free July! With plastic production expected to almost quadruple by 2050, plastic has […]

Green Your Move-In! Guide

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Moving in to a new residence hall or apartment summer? Check out the Green Your Move-In Guide for helpful tips on ways you can make your move more environmentally friendly! View the guide below to learn more about: Tips for planning ahead with your roommates Sustainable considerations for your move-in packing list Suggestions for transportation […]

Free Global Sustainability Conference for UF Community

For the second year in a row, the UF Office of Sustainability is happy to announce that the virtual 2021 Global Conference on Sustainability in Higher Education (GCSHE) on October 12-14, 2021, will be available online for current UF students, faculty and staff at zero cost. As a “Host Institution”, UF attendees will have access […]