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Sustainability Into Practice: Climate Change, Health & Equity

March 4, 2021, 6:00 pm to 7:15 pm

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Please join us for the second in a three-part series this spring hosted by UF’s Office of Sustainability and the Bob Graham Center for Public Service, in partnership with the Florida Climate Institute and UF Thompson Earth Systems Institute. Sustainability means looking at the issues facing our world with a new lens – one that […]

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Caught on Camera: Wildlife Conservation Insights During a Pandemic

Written by Alexis Irvin, Sustainable UF Intern*all photos are from Dr. Matt Hallet* In Gainesville, populations of native species such as white-tailed deer, raccoons, opossums, as well as feral cats and feral hogs, all contribute to the community dynamics of the city, many of which are now gaining attention as local residents spend more time […]

Action of the Month: Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

JANUARY 2021Written by UF Office of SustainabilityIn collaboration with the UF Thompson Earth Systems Institute. With rising concerns surrounding Earth’s changing climate, many Gators, and fellow Floridians, are seeking to make 2021 better than 2020 by reducing their carbon footprint on the environment through simple day-to-day actions. For the January 2021 Action of the Month, […]

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 […]

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Action of the Month: Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

JANUARY 2021Written by UF Office of SustainabilityIn collaboration with the UF Thompson Earth Systems Institute. With rising concerns surrounding Earth’s changing climate, many Gators, and fellow Floridians, are seeking to make 2021 better than 2020 by reducing their carbon footprint on the environment through simple day-to-day actions. For the January 2021 Action of the Month, […]

12 Days of Sustainable Gift-Giving

Sustainable Gift Giving Guide by SustainableUF Tis’ the season of gift giving and spending time with your loved ones. This holiday season is a great opportunity to help reduce waste, support local businesses and your community! We have compiled a list of ideas to help inspire a more sustainable holiday season. Gift Ideas 1. For […]

Tips for a Safe and Sustainable Holiday

The Sustainable UF team put together a short list of ways that you can celebrate the holidays while staying safe, reducing waste, eating more plant-based and reflecting on historical context. 1. Make health and safety a priority. No one wants COVID-19 as a house guest this holiday season. UF Health recommends if you do decide […]

GROW recognizes University of Florida offices working toward a sustainable future

Green Recognition of Offices and Workspaces (GROW) is a university-wide program introduced by the Office of Sustainability and centered around the idea of recognizing and supporting offices within the university that are taking steps to reduce their environmental footprint. Compiled and written by Noura Al-Rajhi & Natalia Turkel GROW is is one of many initiatives […]