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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

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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 […]

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 […]