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August Action of the Month: Meatless Mondays

Hello! Alexis Irvin here again, Communications and Outreach Intern with the UF Office of Sustainability. As an environmental science student, I frequently find myself in conversations about sustainable agriculture and the benefits of plant-based diets. Based on the most recent global data available at the time, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change published a 2014 […]

Apply for Design & Marketing Assistant Position

Sidewalk leading to Century Tower

This position will report to the Sustainability Communications Coordinator to help implement campaigns and projects that improve the reach and engagement of sustainability-related programs at UF.

Green Your Move-In! Guide

Vines growing on a campus building

Moving in to a new residence hall or apartment summer? Check out the Green Your Move-In Guide for helpful tips on ways you can make your move more environmentally friendly! View the guide below to learn more about: Tips for planning ahead with your roommates Sustainable considerations for your move-in packing list Suggestions for transportation […]

Free Global Sustainability Conference for UF Community

For the second year in a row, the UF Office of Sustainability is happy to announce that the virtual 2021 Global Conference on Sustainability in Higher Education (GCSHE) on October 12-14, 2021, will be available online for current UF students, faculty and staff at zero cost. As a “Host Institution”, UF attendees will have access […]

CAP Talks: New Presentation Series!

Is your class or student organization interested in learning more about the ongoing process to update the UF Climate Action Plan? The Office of Sustainability is now offering CAP Talks – a new presentation format to engage with the UF community about climate action efforts at UF. As stakeholders from across campus continue to work […]

Action of the Month: Optimize Thermostat for Cool Energy Savings

June 2021Written by Natalia Turkel, Office of Sustainability Communications AssistantIn collaboration with the UF Thompson Earth Systems Institute. One small but significant step to improve energy efficiency and save money this summer is to make sure that your thermostat is set to optimal settings for comfort and efficiency. You can also look at improving system […]

Action of the Month: Plant a Native Pollinator Garden!

May 2021Written by Hannah UlloaIn collaboration with the UF Thompson Earth Systems Institute. Hello! Hannah Ulloa here, Communications Coordinator for the UF Office of Sustainability, nature enthusiast and avid gardener. I, like so many people over the past year, recently turned to gardening as an activity I can do safely while practicing social-distancing. In exploring this, […]

Congratulations to the 2021 Champions for Change!

The following people and programs were selected in 2021 to receive Champions for Change awards for their significant contributions in the areas of Sustainability or Health & Well-Being. In the category of Sustainability: Sustainable Development Goals Faculty Guide A group of UF faculty and staff came together in 2020-2021 to create UF’s first ever Sustainable […]

Campus Survey for Waste & Recycling at UF

As part of UF’s ongoing efforts to improve waste & recycling knowledge and behaviors on campus, the UF office of Sustainability is asking UF students, faculty and staff to complete this brief survey. If you’re interested in sharing your experience on campus with: Learning about recycling Recycling bins on campus Obstacles to recycling Other aspects […]

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 […]