News & Announcements

Recent News & Announcements

Congratulations to the 2020 Champions for Change

The following people and programs were selected in 2020 to receive Champions for Change awards for their significant contributions in the areas of Sustainability or Health & Well-Being. In the category of Sustainability: Kristina Rodriguez Kristina Rodriguez, an undergraduate student in Environmental Science, has played a key role in founding multiple student organizations including the […]

History of Earth Day at the University of Florida

By Noura Al-rajhiSustainable UF Intern and Contributing Writer Professor Emeritus Bill Seaman speaks to Sustainable UF on how he brought Earth Day to campus. It all started in the Fall of 1969 when three University of Florida students attended The Environment and the Developing Professional conference in Virginia.  The conference brought together students from various […]

Free Online Cycling Course for UF students, faculty & staff!

Through a partnership with the American Bicycle Education Association, the Office of Sustainability is pleased to offer Cycling Savvy Basics Online to all University of Florida Students, Faculty and Staff! Until 2018, Cycling Savvy’s nationally recognized cycling safety curriculum was only available as an in-person weekend course. Cycling Savvy Basics Online presents the core of Cycling […]

COVID-19: Impacts on Sustainable UF Events

Updated 4/17/2020 Due to the recent developments surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19) as it relates to campus and student events, the UF Office of Sustainability is taking steps to postpone, cancel or move to a virtual format for all upcoming Sustainable UF events. The in-person portion of several events as part of UF Bike Month 2020 and UF Campus […]

Highlighted Stories

UF Student Goes Above and Beyond to Support Local Organizations

By Christi-Anne WeatherlySustainable UF Intern and Contributing Writer When UF senior Lauren Bouskila found out that classes would not be returning from the online format this semester, she and a friend decided to use their leftover FlexBucks before they expired at the end of the semester.   Bouskila and her friend went to the POD Market […]

Congratulations to the 2020 Champions for Change

The following people and programs were selected in 2020 to receive Champions for Change awards for their significant contributions in the areas of Sustainability or Health & Well-Being. In the category of Sustainability: Kristina Rodriguez Kristina Rodriguez, an undergraduate student in Environmental Science, has played a key role in founding multiple student organizations including the […]

Tips for Fun & Effective Video Meetings: Student Organizations

While students are practicing stay-at-home and social distancing policies, many student organizations are looking to video conferences to maintain communications and continue programs. We’ve put together a list of tips to help make the transition to video meetings fun and effective for your student organization! Basic meeting facilitation reminders: Set an agenda and share with […]

Earth Day: It All Began With College Students

By Christi-Anne WeatherlySustainable UF Intern and Contributing Writer Earth Day is just around the corner, and this year marks the 50th anniversary of its inception. Looking back on Earth Day celebrations of the early 70s tells us that it was primarily college students to drive the agenda and eventual adoption of sustainable legislature by the […]