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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 […]

Global Sustainability Conference available online to UF

The UF Office of Sustainability is excited to announce that the 2020 Global Conference on Sustainability in Higher Education (GCSHE) on October 20-22, 2020, will be available online for current students, faculty and staff at no cost (view full press release here). As a “Host Institution”, UF attendees will have access to the full 3 […]

Let’s Talk Sustainability! Takeaways From Our First Intern Led Panel

By Sustainable UF Intern: Noura Al-Rajhi Last week our office and UF Bikes hosted the Student Discussions: Let’s Talk Sustainability Panel, a live peer-to-peer discussion led by us interns. If you missed out on the panel, don’t worry! We posted the recording below as well as a free toolkit to help guide you on your […]

Guide to Going Green at UF

Students on Campus wearing masks

Whether you are a new student, faculty member, employee, or a parent or family member of a student, we extend our warm welcome to the Gator Nation! We hope that you make your time at UF as memorable – and sustainable! – as possible. To get you started, we’ve put together some quick links for […]