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Communications & Outreach Internship

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Note: This is for the fall 2020 semester. Applications will open July 23rd and close August 10th, 2020. The UF Office of Sustainability is now seeking applicants for a paid internship to join the Communications and Outreach intern team. This internship will involve working with the Sustainability Communications Coordinator, as well as other Office of […]

Enjoy a Sustainable Staycation!

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Missing your favorite summer activities during quarantine? Don’t know what to do? Follow our Sustainable Staycation Guide, made by the Sustainable UF intern team, for tips on how to enjoy a social-distanced summer!

In Support of Diversity, Equity and Justice: Message and Resources

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Advancing matters of justice, equity, and diversity are essential to creating a safe, sustainable and thriving world. The UF Office of Sustainability recognizes that protecting the future of the planet and protecting its people are one and the same and we echo UF President Fuchs’ call to “come together against racism and hate and in […]

UF Student Goes Above and Beyond to Support Local Organizations

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By Christi-Anne WeatherlySustainable UF Intern and Contributing Writer When UF senior Lauren Bouskila found out that classes would not be returning from the online format this semester, she and a friend decided to use their leftover FlexBucks before they expired at the end of the semester.   Bouskila and her friend went to the POD Market […]

Congratulations to the 2020 Champions for Change

The following people and programs were selected in 2020 to receive Champions for Change awards for their significant contributions in the areas of Sustainability or Health & Well-Being. In the category of Sustainability: Kristina Rodriguez Kristina Rodriguez, an undergraduate student in Environmental Science, has played a key role in founding multiple student organizations including the […]

Tips for Fun & Effective Video Meetings: Student Organizations

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While students are practicing stay-at-home and social distancing policies, many student organizations are looking to video conferences to maintain communications and continue programs. We’ve put together a list of tips to help make the transition to video meetings fun and effective for your student organization! Basic meeting facilitation reminders: Set an agenda and share with […]

Earth Day: It All Began With College Students

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By Christi-Anne WeatherlySustainable UF Intern and Contributing Writer Earth Day is just around the corner, and this year marks the 50th anniversary of its inception. Looking back on Earth Day celebrations of the early 70s tells us that it was primarily college students to drive the agenda and eventual adoption of sustainable legislature by the […]

History of Earth Day at the University of Florida

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By Noura Al-rajhiSustainable UF Intern and Contributing Writer Professor Emeritus Bill Seaman speaks to Sustainable UF on how he brought Earth Day to campus. It all started in the Fall of 1969 when three University of Florida students attended The Environment and the Developing Professional conference in Virginia.  The conference brought together students from various […]

50 Social-Distancing Ways to Celebrate Campus Earth Week

Did you know? Earth Day 2020 marks the 50th anniversary of this global celebration! To honor this milestone, we’ve put together a list of 50 actions that you can take while practicing social distancing. We hope these ideas will inspire you to take that extra step to connect with the environment, your well-being or your […]

Fresh from Florida Mural Unveiled

Gator Dining Services sustainability manager Kayla Caselli-Bido speaking in front of the "Fresh from Florida" mural

By Christi-Anne WeatherlySustainable UF Intern and Contributing Writer *3/23/2020: Currently the dining halls have limited hours and are serving to-go only. Please visit https://gatordining.com/ for updated hours and menus and review UF updates and safety precautions before visiting a dining hall on campus. Please enjoy photos of the mural unveiling ceremony below the article! A […]