Interdependence with our surroundings and the natural world make the environment an important aspect of our overall well-being.
Gator Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)
Sign up to get a weekly delivery of fresh, seasonal produce from an area farmer. Pick-up locations are available on campus. Learn more on the CSA page.
UF Office of Sustainability
The Office of Sustainability facilitates faculty, staff, and student efforts to create a sustainable, high quality of life at UF and beyond. *Available to UF employees only
Farmer’s Market Group Bike Rides
Join UF HR Wellness for the Farmer’s Market Group Rides on the 2nd Wednesday of the month throughout the Fall 2019 Semester. This will be a casual group ride of approximately 3.5 miles round trip from Plaza of the Americas to the Downtown Gainesville Farmer’s Market and back. Learn more about the Farmer’s Market Group Rides and fill out the interest form.
The types of foods we buy, where they are produced, and the techniques used to grow them, can affect our personal health and the health of our environment. Learn more from IFAS about what exactly sustainable eating and “organic” really means, as well as benefits of choosing locally grown food.
Visit UF’s Office of Sustainability website to learn more about UF’s involvement in composting and get more information about composting for yourself.
Vegan and Vegetarian Dining Options
Interested in eating less meat and more plant-based foods? Check out Gator Dining’s guide to vegan and vegetarian dining throughout UF campus, and the plant-based menu available at UF Health cafeterias.
Local Parks and Natural Areas
Gainesville is home to many natural attractions, and is close by to many other scenic and recreational spaces. Sustainability is not just about preserving the environment, but also about enjoying and appreciating it. Check out UF’s Office of Sustainability listing for nearby destinations.
Energy Efficiency Living
Improve your home’s energy efficiency with tips from IFAS.
IFAS 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. Half-hour TV episodes help individuals understand what it means to be “living green” in their own communities, highlighting a wide range of environmental issues.