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Green Graduation Cord Applications open until April 12!

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 summer who successfully earn at least 10 points and complete the required application form will be eligible to receive a green cord to wear during the commencement ceremony. Find out more by visiting […]

Volunteer at Clean-Upalooza!

Join Sustainable UF for the inaugural Clean-Upalooza on April 6, 9:30am-12:30pm (as part of Campus Earth Week 2019). Clean-Upalooza will take place at FOUR natural areas around campus – Lake Alice & University Gardens, Bartram-Carr Woods, McCarty Woods and Harmonic Woods. We need YOUR help to make this the biggest clean-up and invasive species removal […]

Campus Earth Week 2019: Schedule of Events

Sustainable UF Events:   Campus Earth Week Keynote SpeakerMonday, April 1 | 6:00 pm-Doors open at 5:30 pm | University Auditorium Featuring Julian AgyemanExpert & Thought Leader in “Just Sustainabilities” Sustainability ShowcaseWednesday, April 3 | 10:00am-2:00pm | Reitz Union Breezeway Sustainability Showcase will feature a tabling expo with campus and community organizations, interactive activities, games, […]

Online Cycling Course Now Available to UF Students & Employees

In honor of Campus Bike Month, and through a partnership with the American Bicycle Education Association, the Office of Sustainability is pleased to offer Cycling Savvy Basics Online to all University of Florida Students, Faculty and Staff! Until 2018, Cycling Savvy’s nationally recognized cycling safety curriculum was only available as an in-person weekend course. Cycling Savvy […]

Learn the Essentials in Bicycle Maintenance Class

Intro to Commuter Bicycle Maintenance In partnership with The Freewheel Project, Gainesville’s non-profit bicycle co-op, Intro to Commuter Bicycle Maintenance will introduce bicycle basics from proper bike fitting to on-road maintenance skills to give riders confidence to hit the road and commute to campus. Classes will be held at the Freewheel Project on Wednesday, March […]

New Look for the UF Office of Sustainability!

A student jogs on the UF main campus

Welcome to the new website for the University of Florida Office of Sustainability! We have been working diligently to revise and restructure our website to make it easier for visitors to navigate and stay informed. Browse the Campus Initiatives tab to learn more about what UF is currently doing to further sustainability on campus. Look […]

Harmonic Woods Clean Up this Sunday, Oct. 21!

Join Sustainable UF on campus this Sunday, October 21 from 9:30 am – 12:30 pm as we host our Fall Green & Clean Event at Harmonic Woods/Lake Alice Conservation Area. This event is part of our Tree Campus USA efforts, and helps ensure that our campus conservation areas are kept clear of litter, recycling and […]

Congratulations to the 2018 Recipients of the Champions for Change Awards

The following people and programs were selected in 2018 to receive Champions for Change awards for their significant contributions in the areas of Sustainability or Health & Well-Being. Sustainability: Marianne Schmink Marianne is the co-founder of the Community Weatherization Coalition, an organization that provides free energy audits to low-income residents in an effort to conserve […]

2018 RecycleMania Tournament

RecycleMania is a national competition that puts colleges and universities across the country head-to-head to see who can recycle the most. It is an opportunity for University of Florida to shine while encouraging and educating students,faculty and staff on the value of recycling! How can you be a part of RecycleMania at UF? Remember to […]

Congratulations to the 2017 Recipients of the Champions for Change Awards

The following people and programs were selected in 2017 to receive Champions for Change awards for their significant contributions in the areas of Sustainability or Health & Well-Being. Sustainability: Florida Microplastic Awareness Project “The Florida Microplastic Awareness Project (FMAP) is a statewide effort, spearheaded by Dr. Maia McGuire (UF/IFAS Extension Flagler County Sea Grant agent) […]