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Nominations Are Open for the 2021 Champions for Change!

Nominations for the 2021 Champions for Change awards are now open until April 9th, 2021 at 5pm. Do you know someone who has made a significant contribution in the area of sustainability or health & well-being during their time at UF? Help us recognize some of the amazing students, faculty and staff who are Champions […]

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, […]

Green Graduation Cord Applications open until April 21st!

Gator green cord balanced on stadium seat

The Green Gator Graduation Cord Challenge is a program run by Gators Going Green at the University of Florida. Students graduating this fall who successfully earn at least 10 points and complete the required application form will be eligible to receive a green cord to commemorate the accomplishment. Find out more by visiting the info […]

Gator Dining Partners with New Local Food Vendors

Reimagining Chomp & Go Locations with Pilot Partnership Written by Alexis Irvin, Sustainable UF Communications Intern At the university level, conversations around sustainability not only take many different forms but also occur over various timelines. The discussion around sustainable food systems and programs on campus is one that remains consistent. Over the years, Gator Dining […]

Sustainability Into Practice: Climate Change, Health & Equity

Please join us for the second in a three-part series this spring hosted by UF’s Office of Sustainability and the Bob Graham Center for Public Service, in partnership with the Florida Climate Institute and UF Thompson Earth Systems Institute. Sustainability means looking at the issues facing our world with a new lens – one that […]

Caught on Camera: Wildlife Conservation Insights During a Pandemic

Written by Alexis Irvin, Sustainable UF Intern*all photos are from Dr. Matt Hallet* In Gainesville, populations of native species such as white-tailed deer, raccoons, opossums, as well as feral cats and feral hogs, all contribute to the community dynamics of the city, many of which are now gaining attention as local residents spend more time […]

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, […]

Sustainability Conference Goes Online: Sees Record Attendance

The 2020 Global Conference for Sustainability in Higher Education moved to a virtual format this year, allowing schools from across the country to become host institutions of the event. As a host institution, current UF students, faculty and staff were able to register for the Global Conference for Sustainability in Higher Education for free. The […]

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 […]