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Action of the Month: Set Your Summer Sustainability Goal

Sunflowers

June 2022 Brought to you by the Office of Sustainability and the UF Thompson Earth Systems Institute. Summer… the time of year we look forward to filling with vacations, revisiting traditions, and taking a break from the routine. For students, this can mean a pause from daily homework and exams or the chance to pursue […]

Action of the Month: Ease Your Eco-Anxiety

Pink flowers on campus

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 […]

Action Of The Month: Become A Community Scientist

Group of community scientists at UF

April 2022 Written by Alexis Irvin, Office of Sustainability Intern, in collaboration with the UF Thompson Earth Systems Institute. Understanding nature and its complexities, from severe weather trends to the unique migration patterns of local species, can be complicated. Even more daunting is the idea of understanding how these systems are changing, which can have significant […]

Action Of The Month: Find Seasonal Produce Near You

Seasonal-grown peppers in hands

An exciting way to follow sustainable practices is to focus on eating seasonal produce for your local area. Find out more here!

Action of the Month: Understand Your Water Footprint

Water surrounded by trees on the UF campus

February 2022 Brought to you by the Office of Sustainability and the UF Thompson Earth Systems Institute. Words can barely encompass the significance of water on our planet. Throughout history, water has played a fascinating role in the history of humankind. It has allowed civilizations to flourish, fostered connections across the world, and launched countless conflicts. Because […]

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

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: Reduce Waste During the Holidays

Student holding present wrapped with newspaper to reduce waste

This December, join Sustainable UF & TESI to review ways to reduce waste when giving gifts & celebrate more sustainably!

Action of The Month: Know The History of The Land You Inhabit

November 2021 Written by Chloe Dill, Office of Sustainability Intern, in collaboration with the UF Thompson Earth Systems Institute. Hi, Chloe with Sustainable UF here! In honor of National Native American Heritage Month, join me and Sustainable UF for the November Action of the Month: Know the History of the Land You Inhabit. We’ll explore […]

Action of the Month: Have a Sustainably Spooky Halloween

Bats emerge from the UF Bat Barns to feed on insects.

October 2021 Brought to you by the Office of Sustainability and the UF Thompson Earth Systems Institute. Fall is finally here! Along with the themed events, temperature change, and re-emergence of our favorite seasonal flavors, Halloween is a time when we look forward to creating spook-takular memories with friends and family.  Everyone deserves a moment to de-stress […]

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 […]