Category: Sustainability

What can you recycle in Alachua County?

The orange and blue recycling bins are a great way to sort out your recyclables, but do you know what materials are considered recyclable?


Share student opportunities with the TESI ELN network

The UF Thompson Earth Systems Institute Environmental Leaders Network connects UF undergraduate students interested in environmental topics with on- and off-campus resources so they can utilize their skills, passions and knowledge for the betterment of the environment.


Celebrating three years of outstanding contributors to sustainability, health and well-being

The Office of Sustainability and the Healthy Gators Coalition recognized ten individuals and groups for the annual Champions for Change Awards.


Submit your nomination for a Champions for Change Award

The nomination period for the 2021 Champions for Change Awards is now open! A partnership program between the Office of Sustainability and the Healthy Gators coalition, the annual Champions for Change Awards recognize individuals and groups in the UF community who made significant contributions in the areas of sustainability or health and wellness during their […]


UF Climate Action Plan working group applications due today

Sun behind tree in front of Steinbrenner

The UF Climate Action Plan is being updated through the development of a shared comprehensive plan that outlines goals and strategies for climate action. The plan will be informed by six working groups made up of stakeholders from across the university on the topics of Energy, Transportation, Built Environment, Offsets & Finance, Resilience and Academics. In order to engage a variety of […]


New Year’s resolutions for a sustainable Florida

The team at UF’s Thompson Earth Systems Institute is encouraging us all to adopt one sustainably-focused resolution for 2020. Check out their suggestions here: https://www.floridamuseum.ufl.edu/earth-systems/blog/tesis-new-years-resolutions-for-a-sustainable-florida/


Learn more about cycle commuting at UF, and ride with us to the farmers’ market

wellness logo above bicycle

On Tuesday, Oct. 8, a special wellness presentation will highlight programs and resources for those looking to commute to and around campus via bicycle. Additionally, the next group ride to the farmers’ market will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 9.


Campus Connector free transit service and new RTS route launch this week

photo of campus connector shuttle bus

UF Transportation and Parking Services is proud to announce the launch of its new Campus Connector transit service. Additionally, Route 150 is a new RTS express bus service developed to connect faculty and staff from Haile Village Center to UF and UF Health with two stops at each end.


UF Champions for Change Awards celebrate achievements in sustainability, health and wellness

2019 champions for change winners

UF’s Office of Sustainability and the Healthy Gators Coalition recognized nine individuals and groups during the annual Champions for Change awards ceremony as part of Campus Earth Week earlier this month.


O’Connell Center staff give back to local furry friends

orange and yellow dog rope toys

Late last month, the Employee Relations Office at the O’Connell Center opened its doors for the third dog toy-making event.


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