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COVID-19: Impacts on Sustainable UF Events

Sidewalk leading to Century Tower

Updated 4/17/2020 Due to the recent developments surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19) as it relates to campus and student events, the UF Office of Sustainability is taking steps to postpone, cancel or move to a virtual format for all upcoming Sustainable UF events. The in-person portion of several events as part of UF Bike Month 2020 and UF Campus […]

Fall Collection Day is Thursday, Dec. 5th!

Man places material into blue recycling bin. Green and orange bins are visible behind him.

Join Sustainable UF Wednesday, Dec. 5th for our Fall Collection Day! This event makes it easy and convenient to get rid of unwanted household items, clothing, hazardous waste, old electronics, furniture, appliances, and non-perishable food items. Usable items will be donated for use in the community, and damaged goods, hazardous waste, and electronic equipment will […]

Join us on Wednesday, 10/9 for the annual Sustainable Transportation Fair & Electric Vehicle Exhibit!

View of the entire 2016 Sustainable Transportation Fair, with all organizations tabling

What moves you? Join the Office of Sustainability from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm on Weds. Oct. 9 for the annual Sustainable Transportation Fair! The event will feature community and campus organizations, tabling activities and giveaways, an Electric Vehicle Expo, free bike repair, e-bike demonstrations, and more! Visit our webpage here for more info, or […]

Fill It Forward Face-Off with University of Kentucky

The competition doesn’t end with tonight’s game! UF and UK are going head to head for the first ever Fill It Forward Face-Off – a race to be the first to completely fund a clean water project through our Cupanion partner. How does it work? For every scanned refill on your Fill It Forward sticker, Cupanion […]

Congratulations to the 2019 Recipients of the Champions for Change Awards

The following people and programs were selected in 2019 to receive Champions for Change awards for their significant contributions in the areas of Sustainability or Health & Well-Being. Sustainability: Sheila Noel Sheila Noel is a maintenance specialist in the Reitz Union. Her work in managing the Reitz’s building automation system and HVAC plant has had a […]

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 […]