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Become an Ambassador for 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 […]

Redefining Inclusive Outdoor Spaces at UF CORE

Written By Alexis Irvin, Communications and Outreach Intern As scientists continue to unpack the impacts of climate change, recreational organizations are looking to address yet another issue: removing socio-economic barriers to the outdoors. In policy, these conversations are often centered around climate, public land, and physical experience. But for organizations like CORE (Center for Outdoor […]

Gators Recycle: New Pilot to Improve Recycling Participation on Campus

In early September 2021, the UF Office of Sustainability launched the new Gators Recycle Pilot project in the Plaza of Americas and Library West areas. With the support of Library West and Facilities Services staff, the Office of Sustainability worked to implement temporary new signage and messaging in strategic locations, including on and near existing […]

Action of the Month: Plastic Free July

July 2021Written by Astrid Rojas, Office of Sustainability Communications & Outreach InternIn collaboration with the UF Thompson Earth Systems Institute. Hey y’all, Astrid here! I’m an Outreach and Communications intern with the Office of Sustainability and I’m here to talk about Plastic Free July! With plastic production expected to almost quadruple by 2050, plastic has […]

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 […]