UF Leading Sustainability Initiatives

Posted by Trish Riley, November 25, 2008

Our own University of Florida has taken major strides in addressing environmental concerns by developing a number of sustainability initiatives. From greening up campus games to building LEED certified green buildings, UF is a rich resource and leader of green innovations in Gainesville. For more information, visit the  University of Florida Office of Sustainability.

Here are a few bits of recent news from the Gainesville Sun:

Academic program to unite eco friendly efforts
UF President Bernie Machen has announced a plan to unite UF s environmentally friendly research and education initiatives into one academic program. In a Friday memo sent to deans, directors and department chairs, Machen named Kim Tanzer, a UF archit…
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UF plans to eliminate dining hall waste
As students inside Gator Corner Dining Center feasted on turkey, mashed potatoes and other Thanksgiving staples Monday evening, UF s Erase the Waste campaign came to a close outside the dining hall. The nearly two month campaign focused on lowering p…
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Gator game to be carbon neutral
Football fans will pump more than spirit into the air this weekend. At full capacity, Ben Hill Griffin Stadium and its 90,000 fans add about 2,000 tons of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere. To balance the carbon emissions, about 30 volunteers will pla…

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