Last October, UF Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Charlie Lane announced an incentive program beginning Feb. 1 to encourage the purchase of electric vehicles over traditional gas-powered vehicles. The incentive supports UF’s goal of having 10 percent of its vehicle fleet be composed of electric vehicles within 10 years.
UF Facilities Services’s Supply Chain Management and Warehouse Operations (better known as Central Stores) recently won the University Logistics and Supply Chain Association’s 2017 Sustainability Award for its commitment to “applied sustainability best practices.”
A partnership between the Office of Sustainability and Healthy Gators, the Champions for Change Awards recognize individuals or groups in the UF community who have made significant contributions in the areas of sustainability and health during their time at UF. All nominations must be submitted by Monday, March 13, and recipients will be recognized during the Campus Earth Day Celebration in April.
The program is designed to allow faculty and staff employees of the University of Florida to voluntarily offset the carbon impact of their commutes to and from campus.
This year’s event will feature an electric vehicle exhibit, tabling expo, interactive activities and more.
Bring your lunch to the UF HR Building or join us online the first Wednesday of each month from noon to 1 p.m. for presentations on a range of wellness topics provided by UF and UF Health experts.
You may have driven past UF’s farmland dozens of times in your commute across campus without giving it a second thought. But over the course of the past few years, a vision of how this space could be optimized for the benefit of faculty, staff and students—and indeed for the Gator Good—has been slowly germinating.