Campus Initiatives

Academics & Research

Academics & Research

Education about sustainability gives students the opportunity to learn and develop solutions to complex environmental, social and economic issues affecting today's world. There are several opportunities for academics and research related to sustainability at UF. Learn More

Energy & Climate Action

Energy & Climate Action

UF is working to address energy use in several ways across campus. From energy conservation & efficiency policies to staff & faculty initiatives, these programs are helping to reduce energy needs, minimize costs and mitigate greenhouse gas emissions. Learn More

Campus & Community Engagement

Campus & Community Engagement

UF is committed to creating meaningful, reciprocal contributions within the campus and local communities through programs that provide experiential learning, service opportunities and recognition for sustainability champions. Learn More

Food

Food

Campus dining partnerships, academic programs and research initiatives offer innovative solutions to address food sustainability at UF and in the broader Gainesville community. Learn More

Land

Land

Sustainability policies and practices when it comes to managing land and natural resources at UF are largely guided by the Campus Master Plan and other initiatives. Learn More

Social Equity

Social Equity

Social equity can have a huge impact on the social, economic and environmental sustainability of a higher education institution. Because of this, UF has a wide range of critical policies and resources that promote diversity and inclusion at the student, staff and faculty levels. Learn More

Transportation

Transportation

Sustainable forms of transportation not only reduce impact on the environment, they can be more convenient, more efficient and more cost effective. There are several sustainable transportation options available to students, faculty & staff for getting around UF campus and Gainesville. Learn More

Waste

Waste

The UF Office of Sustainability and Facilities Services work together to assess the UF waste stream and implement comprehensive waste reduction and recycling programs. Innovative programs have been started across campus operations to reduce, divert and recycle waste. Learn More

Water

Water

While UF employs several sustainability policies in terms of water quality and conservation, individuals can contribute by monitoring daily use, eliminating litter that may end up in bodies of water and reporting leaks as soon as possible. Learn More

Wellness

Wellness

Support for the health and wellness of students, faculty & staff is vital to holistic sustainability efforts at the University of Florida. Wellness programs are provided for students and resources are offered to staff & faculty to help improve safety and reduce stress in the workplace. Learn More

Neutral UF Coalition

Neutral UF Coalition

UF is working toward major institutional changes to reach its goal of carbon neutrality by 2025, and the Neutral UF Coalition program provides an easy way for individuals to participate in helping the campus achieve its goal. The program is envisioned to reduce the GHG emissions of the university by impacting the footprint of various areas. Learn More