Student Guide to Getting Involved

Click a link below for more information on how you can get involved with the Office of Sustainability!

What is Sustainability?

What is Sustainability?

More comprehensively, it means looking at the issues and problems facing our world with a new perspective – one that focuses on three interdependent areas of concern: ecological preservation, economic viability, and social justice. Learn More

Academics & Research

Academics & Research

Education about sustainability gives students the opportunity to learn and develop solutions to complex environmental, social and economic issues affecting today's world. There are several opportunities for academics and research related to sustainability at UF. Learn More

Student Organizations

Student Organizations

Student organizations are a great way to get involved with sustainability on campus. These organizations address sustainability topics in a variety of fields including health, environment, engineering, animals, community and much more. Learn More

Campus Initiatives

Campus Initiatives

The mission of the Office of Sustainability is to make the University of Florida – in its operations, education, research, and outreach – a model of sustainability, integrating the goals of ecological restoration, economic development, and social equity. In pursuing this mandate, the Office of Sustainability will encourage and facilitate…... Learn More

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Sustainable UF hosts regular events every year including Campus Earth Week, Sustainable Transportation Fair, Collection Day and more. Visit our calendar to find out more about upcoming events and how to get involved! Learn More

Going Green at UF

Going Green at UF

Whether you are a new student, faculty member, employee, or a parent or family member of a student, we extend our warm welcome to the Gator Nation! We hope that you make your time at UF as memorable – and sustainable! – as possible. To get you started, we’ve put…... Learn More

Green Gator Graduation Cord Challenge

Green Gator Graduation Cord Challenge

The Green Gator Graduation Cord Challenge is a program run by Gators Going Green at the University of Florida. Students who successfully earn at least 10 points and complete the required application form will be eligible to receive a green cord to wear during the commencement ceremony. Learn More

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities

There are tons of volunteer opportunities that promote sustainability on campus and in the broader Gainesville context. In addition to recurring events hosted by the Office of Sustainability, there are several options through the Center for Leadership & Service and the City of Gainesville. Learn More

Internships & Experience Opportunities

Internships & Experience Opportunities

Internships with the Office of Sustainability We would not be able to do everything we do without the help of our dedicated interns! Every semester, our intern teams bring a range of backgrounds, perspectives and skills to a variety of programs with the Office of Sustainability. Please visit our Job…... Learn More