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Green Your Move-In! Guide

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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 […]

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 […]

Announcing: Winners of the 2020 Earth Day Photo Contest

Leading up to Earth Day on April 22nd, 2020, the Office of Sustainability hosted an online Earth Day Photo Contest. We received over 160 amazing submissions and thousands of votes during this process. We are happy to announce the top 3 winners of the 2020 Earth Day Photo Contest by popular vote: 1st place Submitted […]

Earth Day Photo Contest: Voting!

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We received an incredible number of amazing submissions to the 2020 Earth Day Photo Contest. Scroll through all of the accepted submissions below (click on an image to learn more) Then when you’re ready, cast your votes before April 19th at midnight to determine the winners of the 2020 Earth Day Photo Contest. Please note: […]

Open Online Courses on Sustainability and Climate Change

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Whether you’re looking to build new skills or expand your knowledge, several universities and online learning platforms are offering online courses for free for the next few months. Below we’ve gathered some of the available courses related to climate change or sustainability that you can complete from the safety of your own home! Online courses: […]