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Become an Ambassador for the #GatorsBEATWaste Station

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 in a few simple […]

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 – Connect with the Natural World

April 2021Written by Alexis Irvin, Office of Sustainability InternIn collaboration with the UF Thompson Earth Systems Institute. Hello everyone! Alexis here, Communications and Outreach Intern with the UF Office of Sustainability and second year Environmental Science student at UF. In honor of Earth Day on April 22nd, we are challenging you to join us for the […]

Communications & Outreach Internship

Note: Applications are now closed. Our office will follow up regarding your application after April 19th. Interviews will be conducted virtually via phone or zoom. 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 […]

Action of the Month: Opt to Cycle Once Per Week

March 2021Written by Natalia Turkel, Office of Sustainability InternIn collaboration with the UF Thompson Earth Systems Institute. Incorporating cycling into your commute can have great positive benefits for the environment and your health. Learn more from Natalia, a Gator who is all about finding the knowledge and resources to make her cycling journey as safe, […]

Action of the Month: Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

JANUARY 2021Written by UF Office of SustainabilityIn collaboration with the UF Thompson Earth Systems Institute. With rising concerns surrounding Earth’s changing climate, many Gators, and fellow Floridians, are seeking to make 2021 better than 2020 by reducing their carbon footprint on the environment through simple day-to-day actions. For the January 2021 Action of the Month, […]

12 Days of Sustainable Gift-Giving

Sustainable Gift Giving Guide by SustainableUF Tis’ the season of gift giving and spending time with your loved ones. This holiday season is a great opportunity to help reduce waste, support local businesses and your community! We have compiled a list of ideas to help inspire a more sustainable holiday season. Gift Ideas 1. For […]

Tips for a Safe and Sustainable Holiday

The Sustainable UF team put together a short list of ways that you can celebrate the holidays while staying safe, reducing waste, eating more plant-based and reflecting on historical context. 1. Make health and safety a priority. No one wants COVID-19 as a house guest this holiday season. UF Health recommends if you do decide […]

GROW recognizes University of Florida offices working toward a sustainable future

Green Recognition of Offices and Workspaces (GROW) is a university-wide program introduced by the Office of Sustainability and centered around the idea of recognizing and supporting offices within the university that are taking steps to reduce their environmental footprint. Compiled and written by Noura Al-Rajhi & Natalia Turkel GROW is is one of many initiatives […]