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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 […]

Renovated Field and Fork Pantry Introduces Students to Global Cuisines

Field and Fork Pantry Entrance

Christi-Anne Weatherly Sustainable UF Intern & Contributing Writer University of Florida students now have the opportunity to sharpen their cooking skills and learn about other cultures – for free.  In a collaboration between the UF Field and Fork Pantry and the UF Food Science and Human Nutrition (FSHN) department, free Global Kitchen cooking classes will […]

Tips for Sustainable Spring Break Travel

Zipcar at UF

Spring break is right around the corner which means it’s time to take a trip with your friends! We have gathered a list of some transportation methods and alternatives you can implement for a more sustainable spring break (and even for your everyday commute to/from campus). These resources for UF students can help you reduce […]

Become an Ambassador for the #GatorsBEATWaste Station

Two student volunteers doing the Gator Chomp infront of 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 […]

Campus Bicycle Program Coordinator rolls out new cycling resources

Jacob Adams, Campus Bike Program Coordinator, stands in front of his stand at the Sustainable Transportation Fair

Meet Jacob Adams, the Campus Bicycle Program Coordinator for the University of Florida. Jacob’s responsibilities include improving cycling accessibility on campus by providing access to bikes, creating educational programs and developing hands-on experiences for students and employees to learn about bike maintenance and cycling safety. Jacob’s love for cycling started when he was a kid, […]

E-Bikes: UPD and Commuters Benefit from Convenience, Speed and Accessibility

Police poses with their bicycle

By Noura Al-Rajhi Sustainable UF Intern & Contributing Writer Electric bikes are sparking interest across campus as an innovative form of sustainable transportation that combines the convenience of cycling with the ease of a scooter. Unlike traditional bicycles, e-bikes have an integrated electric motor which is activated by either pedal or throttle assist, depending on […]

UF student re-defines what it means to be fashionable & sustainable.

Redefined Goods Tote Bags

By Noura Al-Rajhi Sustainable UF Intern & Contributing Writer Mia Crisostomo has turned her passion for thrifting into a purposeful business. Crisostomo, a UF marketing and sustainability junior, learned how to sew at age 9 and soon after started thrift shopping as a way to source inexpensive, unique clothing that could be repurposed as fabric. […]

7 Resolutions for Sustainability at UF!

The bridge at Lake Alice with the sunrise in the background

Happy New Year from the UF Office of Sustainability! We’ve put together this list of simple attainable New Year’s Resolutions for students, faculty and staff who are looking to make 2020 a more sustainable year! 1. Get outside more! Did you know that there are 31 conservation areas on UF campus? 2020 is the year to take […]

Solar Gators raise awareness of renewable energy

By Christi-Anne Weatherly Intern & Contributing Writer The Solar Gators is a student design team at the University of Florida that aims to raise awareness of the power of renewable energy by designing and building a solar-powered race car from scratch. The team, which is composed of mostly engineering students, takes part in the annual […]