News & Announcements

Recent News & Announcements

Become an Ambassador for the #GatorsBEATWaste Station

The #GatorsBEATWaste Station, a partnership between PepsiCo, Business Services, Gator Dining and the Office of Sustainability, was unveiled in the summer of 2019 in the Reitz Union Food Court across from Starbucks and Pollo Tropical. The station is outfitted with easy-to-follow instructions and graphics to help guests navigate the disposal process in a few simple […]

Redefining Inclusive Outdoor Spaces at UF CORE

Written By Alexis Irvin, Communications and Outreach Intern As scientists continue to unpack the impacts of climate change, recreational organizations are looking to address yet another issue: removing socio-economic barriers to the outdoors. In policy, these conversations are often centered around climate, public land, and physical experience. But for organizations like CORE (Center for Outdoor […]

Gators Recycle: New Pilot to Improve Recycling Participation on Campus

In early September 2021, the UF Office of Sustainability launched the new Gators Recycle Pilot project in the Plaza of Americas and Library West areas. With the support of Library West and Facilities Services staff, the Office of Sustainability worked to implement temporary new signage and messaging in strategic locations, including on and near existing […]

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 […]

Highlighted Stories

Action of the Month: Green Your Office

September 2021Brought to you by the Office of Sustainability and the UF Thompson Earth Systems Institute. First, let’s talk about what “greening your office” means: Let’s set the scene. You’ve been working in the same office or at the same desk at home for almost a year now. Your workspace is starting to look increasingly […]

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 […]

Action of the Month: Plastic Free July

July 2021Written by Astrid Rojas, Office of Sustainability Communications & Outreach InternIn collaboration with the UF Thompson Earth Systems Institute. Hey y’all, Astrid here! I’m an Outreach and Communications intern with the Office of Sustainability and I’m here to talk about Plastic Free July! With plastic production expected to almost quadruple by 2050, plastic has […]

Green Your Move-In! Guide

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 […]