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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 […]

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 […]

Enter the Sustainable Mask Selfie Sweepstakes!

Sustainable UF is partnering with the UF Bookstore and UF Business Affairs to host a Mask Selfie Sweepstakes on Instagram! The campaign will run from Sept. 7- 14. Show off your reusable masks on Instagram for a chance to win: A stainless steel, orange UF water bottle from UF Business Affairs A Gator-themed cloth mask […]

Congrats to the Green Gator Graduation Cord Recipients!

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Congratulations to all of the Green Gator Graduation Cord recipients for the Spring and Summer graduating classes of 2020! The Office of Sustainability and Gators Going Green understand that amid the changing circumstances related to COVID-19 and cancelled in-person graduation ceremonies, this achievement is significant. We hope to do what we can to offer these […]

In Support of Diversity, Equity and Justice: Message and Resources

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Advancing matters of justice, equity, and diversity are essential to creating a safe, sustainable and thriving world. The UF Office of Sustainability recognizes that protecting the future of the planet and protecting its people are one and the same and we echo UF President Fuchs’ call to “come together against racism and hate and in […]

Congratulations to the 2020 Champions for Change

The following people and programs were selected in 2020 to receive Champions for Change awards for their significant contributions in the areas of Sustainability or Health & Well-Being. In the category of Sustainability: Kristina Rodriguez Kristina Rodriguez, an undergraduate student in Environmental Science, has played a key role in founding multiple student organizations including the […]

History of Earth Day at the University of Florida

Students march with environmental protest signs, girl in shopping cart is pushed by a boy, next to a bicycle.

By Noura Al-rajhiSustainable UF Intern and Contributing Writer Professor Emeritus Bill Seaman speaks to Sustainable UF on how he brought Earth Day to campus. It all started in the Fall of 1969 when three University of Florida students attended The Environment and the Developing Professional conference in Virginia.  The conference brought together students from various […]

Free Online Cycling Course for UF students, faculty & staff!

Laptop showing an online cycling course on a couch next to a helmet

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 Basics Online presents the core of Cycling […]