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E-Newsletter: The Latest from Sustainable UF!

The Latest News, Events and More from the Office of Sustainability

February 7, 2018


Champions for Change Awards recognize individuals or groups in the UF community who have made significant contributions in the areas of sustainability or health & well-being during their time at UF. Nominations will be accepted until 5 pm on Friday, February 23rd. Click here for more information and to fill out your nomination form today! Self-nominations are accepted!

The Cupanion program is a chance for students to earn discounts and rewards on campus for refilling and using a reusable water bottle! Learn more about how you can get a Cupanion Tag and start scanning here:

RecycleMania is a national competition that puts colleges and universities across the country head-to-head to see who can recycle the most. It is an opportunity for University of Florida to shine while encouraging and educating students,faculty and staff on the value of recycling! How can you be a part of RecycleMania at UF? Visit this page to find out!

  • NEW:

    Clothing Recycling at UF!

Is your closet bursting with items you no longer wear? UF now offers two opportunities for donating your unwanted clothing for reuse or recycling. Gator Career Closet offers free professional clothing to help UF students and is seeking donations of clothing in good condition. Learn more about donating to Gator Career Closet. Additionally, non-professional clothing, or clothes that are not in good shape, can be recycled through a campus partnership with Alachua County Habitat for Humanity with the convenience of orange and blue donation boxes located in back of Corry Village, between Maguire and University Villages, at the Norman Field parking garage #8, and on Panhellenic Drive.

We’ve developed an easy online guide and application to help students, faculty, and staff make any event more sustainable! Whether it’s as small scale as a staff meeting or party, or as complex as a conference, we have the tools you’ll need to help minimize your negative impact on the environment, and maximize your ability to be an engaging change agent for a wide audience. Check out all the information and the guide here.


Titled: “Our Climate: the Only Constant is Change”, the theme of the 24th UF PIEC is climate change and will examine the challenges, concerns, and future of law, policy, and science related to climate change from a local, regional, and national standpoint. View the agenda and register here.

The Malone Speaker Series of the Florida Climate Institute is proud to host Maxine Burkett, a professor of law at the William S. Richardson School of Law & Global Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. Her talk will cover climate change as a sociopolitical phenomenon and its impact on domestic policy and global climate governance as a result of climate-induced displacement, migration, and relocation. Please visit the event website to learn more about attending or streaming the talk.

Cinema Verde is an international environmental film and arts festival working to broaden the reach of sustainability education. Visit the website to find location details and the film picks for the 2018 festival.

Spend Valentine’s evening at the Museum playing trivia and participating in scavenger hunts throughout the exhibits. Come with a partner, friends or by yourself to experience this singles-friendly event.   Pre-registration is required and closes Feb. 12. Participants must be 18 years or older. Program fee is $30 per person or $50 per couple. For more information or to register, visit or call 352-273-2061.

On February 23rd, Generation Green and the Georgia Conservancy present the 4th Annual Next South – the largest conference in the Southeast dedicated to inspiring and empowering future leaders seeking careers in sustainability and corporate responsibility. Students are invited to present their research and project posters during the career networking session. Visit this page to learn more. The University of Florida is a partner university, which includes these benefits:

4th Annual Next South Conference and Career Fair

10% discount off of the $35 ticket price using the code “gogators”.
The opportunity for our students to volunteer as a conference scholarship on a first-come-first-serve basis
The opportunity for students to present their research posters – application due 2/13

Presented by Imagining Climate Change, this presentation involves a wide-ranging conversation with three of the leading literary figures of modern Mexico. Jorge Volpi, Pedro Ángel Palou, and Eloy Urroz will discuss the role of the literary imagination and the responsibilities of the writer in an age of economic, political, and ecological crises. The event will take place in the Reading Room of the Latin American and Caribbean Collection, third floor of Smathers Library. Click here for more information on the topics and speakers.

Food for Thought is a video and discussion series intended for UF’s Green Team network as an opportunity to share information and engage with each other towards a more sustainable future. The series will cover a variety of sustainability topics, including: Energy, Water, Waste, Sustainability, Climate Change. Open to all UF Green teams, as well as those interested in joining or starting a Green Team. Learn more about the first session.

#Unlitter is organizing a educational trip to Costa Rica during this Spring Break. Find out more by contacting #Unlitter on social media.

Keep Alachua Beautiful is in search of volunteers for The Great American Cleanup! This event is a great way to clean up our community in a fun-filled way. Volunteers will be rewarded for their efforts by winning prizes and eating delicious food at a Great American Cleanup After-Party! Check out the Facebook event or EventBrite page to learn more.


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