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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

White study desk has a yellow lamp illuminating a laptop and headphone set. A small plant is set on the right corner of the table.

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

An elevated photo of students collectively creating the words "UF Earth Day" by lying down in the shape of letters on Reitz Lawn

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

Students march with environmental protest signs, girl in shopping cart is pushed by a boy, next to a bicycle.

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 […]

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, […]