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The Return of Campus Earth Week Highlights Positivity and Collaboration

After a two-year hiatus as an in-person celebration, Campus Earth Week was hard to miss in 2022. In addition to being back in person, this year the UF Thompson Earth Systems Institute (TESI) & the UF Office of Sustainability partnered to co-host the 2022 UF Campus Earth Week events. Throughout the week, attendees were invited […]

Congratulations to the 2022 Champions for Change!

The following people and programs were selected in 2022 to receive Champions for Change awards for their significant contributions in the areas of Sustainability or Health & Well-Being. In the category of Sustainability: Lisa Haynes Lisa Haynes has been instrumental in achieving a goal of reducing, reusing and recycling all of the materials and supplies used by […]

Our Community, Our Planet: Campus Earth Week 2022 Panel

April 12, 2022, 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Join us at the UF Campus Earth Week Panel to hear how people in Gainesville are finding local solutions to looming environmental problems!

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Green & Clean: Campus Earth Week 2022

April 9, 2022, 9:00 am to 11:00 am

As Part Of UF Campus Earth Week…  Join Office of Sustainability and the Thompson Earth Systems Institute for the next Green & Clean on Saturday, April 9th as part of UF Campus Earth Week 2022! We need YOUR help to make this the biggest clean-up and invasive species removal of the year at UF! We […]

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Highlighted Stories

Action of the Month: Set Your Summer Sustainability Goal

June 2022 Brought to you by the Office of Sustainability and the UF Thompson Earth Systems Institute. Summer… the time of year we look forward to filling with vacations, revisiting traditions, and taking a break from the routine. For students, this can mean a pause from daily homework and exams or the chance to pursue […]

Action of the Month: Ease Your Eco-Anxiety

May 2022 Written by Chloe Dill, Office of Sustainability Intern and Second-Year Psychology Major, in collaboration with the UF Thompson Earth Systems Institute. People who are concerned about climate change, environmental degradation, and other sustainability challenges may be experiencing what is called eco-anxiety. This can include emotions of grief and guilt and the sensation of […]

Action Of The Month: Become A Community Scientist

April 2022 Written by Alexis Irvin, Office of Sustainability Intern, in collaboration with the UF Thompson Earth Systems Institute. Understanding nature and its complexities, from severe weather trends to the unique migration patterns of local species, can be complicated. Even more daunting is the idea of understanding how these systems are changing, which can have significant […]

The Return of Campus Earth Week Highlights Positivity and Collaboration

After a two-year hiatus as an in-person celebration, Campus Earth Week was hard to miss in 2022. In addition to being back in person, this year the UF Thompson Earth Systems Institute (TESI) & the UF Office of Sustainability partnered to co-host the 2022 UF Campus Earth Week events. Throughout the week, attendees were invited […]

Action of the Month Series

Action of the Month: Set Your Summer Sustainability Goal

June 2022 Brought to you by the Office of Sustainability and the UF Thompson Earth Systems Institute. Summer… the time of year we look forward to filling with vacations, revisiting traditions, and taking a break from the routine. For students, this can mean a pause from daily homework and exams or the chance to pursue […]

Action of the Month: Ease Your Eco-Anxiety

May 2022 Written by Chloe Dill, Office of Sustainability Intern and Second-Year Psychology Major, in collaboration with the UF Thompson Earth Systems Institute. People who are concerned about climate change, environmental degradation, and other sustainability challenges may be experiencing what is called eco-anxiety. This can include emotions of grief and guilt and the sensation of […]

Action Of The Month: Become A Community Scientist

April 2022 Written by Alexis Irvin, Office of Sustainability Intern, in collaboration with the UF Thompson Earth Systems Institute. Understanding nature and its complexities, from severe weather trends to the unique migration patterns of local species, can be complicated. Even more daunting is the idea of understanding how these systems are changing, which can have significant […]

Action Of The Month: Find Seasonal Produce Near You

An exciting way to follow sustainable practices is to focus on eating seasonal produce for your local area. Find out more here!

Action of the Month: Understand Your Water Footprint

February 2022 Brought to you by the Office of Sustainability and the UF Thompson Earth Systems Institute. Words can barely encompass the significance of water on our planet. Throughout history, water has played a fascinating role in the history of humankind. It has allowed civilizations to flourish, fostered connections across the world, and launched countless conflicts. Because […]

Action of the Month: Spot Greenwashing as an Eco-conscious Consumer

January 2022 Written by Astrid Rojas, Office of Sustainability Intern, and Lauren Stefan, Office of Sustainability Design & Marketing Assistant, in collaboration with the UF Thompson Earth Systems Institute  Happy New Year! Astrid and Lauren with Sustainable UF here!  2022 is underway and many people are exploring new goals and resolutions for the year ahead. […]

Action of the Month: Reduce Waste During the Holidays

This December, join Sustainable UF & TESI to review ways to reduce waste when giving gifts & celebrate more sustainably!

Action of The Month: Know The History of The Land You Inhabit

November 2021 Written by Chloe Dill, Office of Sustainability Intern, in collaboration with the UF Thompson Earth Systems Institute. Hi, Chloe with Sustainable UF here! In honor of National Native American Heritage Month, join me and Sustainable UF for the November Action of the Month: Know the History of the Land You Inhabit. We’ll explore […]