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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 […]

UF marching band saves paper, money with new mobile app

By Christi-Anne Weatherly Intern & Contributing Writer This Saturday at the Florida vs. Georgia football game, all 365 members of the UF marching band will be marching to the beats of “Crazy Little Thing Called Love,” “Bohemian Rhapsody,” and other hits from the band Queen that they learned and rehearsed with a new mobile app […]

Sustainable Commuter Spotlight: Matthew Fuentes

By Christi-Anne Weatherly, Intern & Contributing Writer When fourth-year sociology major Matthew Fuentes first started at UF, he quickly realized that he needed a better way of getting around other than just walking. He considered getting a scooter or a bicycle, but the bike could be difficult to store and he didn’t want to have […]

Student Organizations Promoting Sustainability

By Will Walters, Intern & Contributing Writer Welcome Back Gators! It’s a new school year, which means there are new and fun ways to get involved. There are dozens of student and community organizations that promote sustainability on campus and beyond. Check out the three Student Organizations highlighted below or view the full list here. […]

Just a Few of the Sustainability-Related Courses Available Fall 2018!

Still looking for an elective to take next semester? Want to take an exciting class to learn more about sustainability? If so, check out our Fall 2018 sustainability course recommendations! No matter your major or interests, there’s a sustainability course that will enhance your education and have you excited for class. Are you interested in…? […]

Make Your Next Event Certified Sustainable!

Planning an event? We’ve developed this guide to help you make it more sustainable! Whether it’s as small scale as a staff meeting, or as complex as a conference, we have the tools you’ll need to help minimize your negative impact on the environment, and maximize your ability to be an engaging change agent for […]