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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) […]

Campus Earth Day 2017

On April 12, join us for the UF Campus Earth Day Celebration! This year, the Office of Sustainability and the Reitz Union are partnering to offer an event open to the campus and greater Gainesville community. Sustainability Showcase10:00 am – 2:00 pmReitz Union Outdoor Tabling Area Starting at 10 AM, stop by the Reitz Union Outdoor Tabling […]

UF awarded silver status in Bicycle Friendly University program

December 1, 2016 On November 29, the League of American Bicyclists announced 51 new and renewing Bicycle Friendly Universities℠ (BFUs)  from 25 states, There are now 164 BFUs in 44 states and Washington, DC, a cutting-edge group of colleges and universities across the United States transforming their campuses and the communities around them. List of […]

Two summer grads earn recognition in Green Graduation Cord Challenge

Graduation is a moment of pride and excitement. Students are proud of their academic achievements and the fulfillment of a life goal. But what if graduation could mean more than just obtaining a degree? What if it was an opportunity to proof to others you care about the environment? The Green Cord Challenge, a program […]

UF Physical Plant Division receives Environmental Sustainability Award

The University of Florida Physical Plant Division (now Facilities Services) was awarded the 2016 Recycle Florida Today (RFT) Environmental Sustainability Award for its Organics Diversion program at the annual conference in St. Augustine on June 14. Over the past year, the university invested in extensive planning and routing revisions, as well as new equipment, to […]

Congratulations to the 2016 Recipients for the Champions for Change Awards

The following people and programs were selected in 2016 to receive Champions for Change awards for their significant contributions in the areas of Sustainability or Health & Well-Being. Academics: Ronald Lange Ronald Lange has been collecting and preparing voucher herbarium specimens and taking photographs of the campus flora for the past several years. He enriches the […]

UF earns top honors in Kill the Cup Challenge

Campaign saves 267,000 cups from landfill, awards social impact grants to six winning teams SAN DIEGO, December 9, 2015 – Kill The Cup today announced the winners of the 2015 University Challenge, a nationwide campaign that encourages students, staff, and faculty across the country to reduce waste from disposable coffee cups. Greeks Going Green, the […]