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Local Government

Climate Resiliency

"How Local Government is Shaping Climate Resiliency in Southeast Florida"
Join us on Jan. 25 at 6 pm at the UM Law School Alma Jennings Student Lounge (map)  
Finger food and refreshments - Free Admission  - All are welcome - RSVP NOW 

Our panel will feature municipality officials and legal professionals discussing the power of local governments in the face of climate change threats. Topics range from municipal sustainability regulations to the struggle for agency between regional, state, and federal bodies. Attorney and UM Visiting Lecturer Thomas Ruppert, South Miami Mayor Philipp Stoddard, Dr. Brian Soden from the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, and Coral Gables City Attorney Miriam Ramos will share their knowledge and their experience at this unique environmental policy forum. Learn more




You are a freshman, recent transfer at UM with a passion for the environment, or you just want to have a positive impact on your peers and improve sustainability on your campus? Become an Eco-Rep now! visit rep. Use our ECO guide to Sustainable Living at the U


Recyclemania 2018

Recyclemania Kick off

Thursday Feb. 22nd from 11am to 2 pm - Lakeside Patio Canopy
You're wondering what kind of plastics are recyclable in Miami Dade County? you want to learn more about waste minimization, and single stream recycling? Pass by the Lakeside patio canopy to play our recycling games, win prizes and taste delicious crepes. Visit

RecycleMania is a friendly competition and benchmarking tool for college and university recycling programs to promote waste reduction activities to their campus communities.


Sustainability Programs


Sustainability 101 Webinar

If you want to go “green” in the workplace, apply to the Green Office certification program and get a basic training in Sustainability: Recycling, Energy conservation, Water conservation, Green purchasing and printing, Nature conservation, Green outreach and leadership.

Register through U Learn (Title: Sustainability 101 Webinar).


Green Labs at Miller SOM

If you work in a lab and you want to make it more sustainable, Green U is here to help!
Visit for more information. 
Schedule a 10 minute Green Lab presentation with your team or your lab manager by contacting



Peer to peer sustainability education program for staff and faculty at the U

University of Miami faculty and staff are invited to volunteer as Green Liaisons for their respective offices, units, or departments. Green Liaisons will share information about environmental sustainability initiatives and opportunities while identifying improvements in their own units, to support of the University’ Sustainability Action Plan. Visit the Green Liaison program


UMMobility Options

Receive incentives when you carpool using RideFlag to get to campusHow it works:

  1. Give up your parking permit.
  2. Download RideFlag using your university email.
  3. Start carpooling or using an alternate mode of transportation.
  4. Receive 8 daily parking passes (Coral Gables campus only).
  5. Receive 6 taxi vouchers annually by registering for Emergency Ride Home (ERH) with the South Florida Commuter Services.

 For more information RideFlag and other UM mobility options, please visit the Parking and Transportation mobility options website at, or contact Lluvia Resendiz, Mobility Manager at or 305-284-1547. Download the app on Google Play or the Google App Store

CONGRATS to Tracey C. Dominique, an undergraduate student, using RideFlag mobile app logged 315 commute miles during the South Florida Commuter Services Challenger. During the two-week challenge she commuted to and from campus via public transit.  Ms. Dominique received four Miami-Heat tickets via a random drawing of all participants. Read more here.



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