Environmental Wellness Resources

Environmental Wellness

Interdependence with our surroundings and the natural world make the environment an important aspect of our overall well-being. Take a look through our resources below to enhance your environmental dimension of wellness.

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Waste Not, Want Not

Learn how our waste impacts our world and our health and the simple steps we can take to reduce it with this 30-minute webinar from Nick Tennant, Florida Blue Onsite Wellness Coordinator for GatorCare.

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Waste Less Gainesville

Want to do your part in caring for the earth but don’t know how? These local organizations provide you with resources to compost, recycle used textiles, repurpose found items, and generate less waste.

Community Gardens

Community gardens are neighborhood green spaces set aside for local residents to grow vegetables for their own consumption, who otherwise might not be able to. Check out the five gardens around Gainesville!

Outdoor Spaces

Explore the bountiful outdoor spaces in Gainesville and the surrounding area to reconnect with the natural environment that surrounds you.

Farmer’s Markets

Visit one of the many farmer’s markets around town to support our local farms. Locations include: Alachua County, Haile, High Springs, Tioga Town Center, and Union Street.

Living Green

Living Green focuses on how communities incorporate environmental concerns into their homes, neighborhoods, and businesses to help conserve natural resources and wildlife for future generations.

UF Office of Sustainability

The UF Office of Sustainability facilitates faculty, staff, and student efforts to create a sustainable, high quality of life at UF and beyond. Learn about sustainability, composting, current initiatives, and local events going on!

Keep Alachua County Beautiful (KACB)

KACB’s mission is to beautify, conserve resources, recycle, educate and preserve our community’s environmental legacy. Check out upcoming events, projects and campaigns to help preserve and protect our local environment.

Current Problems

Current Problems is a non-profit organization based out of Gainesville, Florida that catalogs site locations of discarded waste harmful to our water resources and organize groups of volunteers local to the rivers, lakes, and streams to complete watershed cleanups often involving large debris waste removal.

Field to Fork Program

The Field & Fork Campus Food Program works to provide opportunities for collaboration and learning in sustainable agriculture and food systems. You can take courses and participate in activities that explore many facets of food systems, from horticultural practices and food security, to consumption and nutrition.

UF Organic Garden Co-Op

UF Organic Gardens provides a great place to grow your own vegetables and flowers, relax, and meet new people. Learn about organic gardening principles, the use of non-residual pesticides and natural fertilizers, and how to achieve a natural balance between material put into the garden and material removed. Garden plots are available to UF students and employees as well as non-UF members of the community.