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March 21, 11am  - 2 pm at the Lakeside Patio Canopy
Learn how to conserve water with Miami Dade County Water Use Efficiency manager, and get your free shower timer (Bring up to two old shower heads and receive two new high efficiency models). Pass by our TAKE BACK THE TAP table for a water blind tasting and win prizes!

March 22, 5.30 pm  - 7.30 pm at the Gifford Arboretum Stone Circle
Learn how to collect Rainwater for your garden and plant Florida-Friendly Landscape. Learn more at


Resources for Faculty

Green U tour of the Coral Gables campus

No matter what class you're teaching this semester, our Green U tour will inspire your students. They will have a chance to learn, get involved, and see our campus like never before. You can tailor the tour according to your class need: Start at Stanford Circle in front of our ECO tree, a symbol of students commitment to nature preservation and the environment [...] Stop by the LEED Platinum Frost Building and learn about its green features. Schedule your next tour now with

Introduction to Sustainability

Invite Green U for a 20 min presentation in your class, and get your students involved in the multiple sustainability projects our campus offer: from our sustainable food initiatives, our LEED certified buildings, to our various renewable energy projects, our tree canopy or our waste minimization strategy, our multidisciplinary approach is fit for any class. Contact to schedule a presentation in your class (available on our 3 campuses).


Sustainability Programs


Green events

Get your next event Green U certified! You don't want to waste? Here are simple steps to make sure your next party is more gentle on the Planet. We're here to help: apply to the Green event program .


Sustainability 101

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).




11:00 am

World Water Day 2018


6:00 pm

Gifford Arboretum Free Concert


6:00 pm

Arbor Day in the Arboretum


10:00 am

Earth Day - Hug The Lake


Student Initiatives

UThrift Store

Our #UThrift store is back at the#FarmersMarket! Did you know that the Farmers Market on the Foote Green was originally a UMiami Student Government initiative? #TransformtheU — at The Foote Green.

Recyclemania 2018

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? 


Green UHealth


ReUse Store

Every first Thursday of the month, visit our booth at the Farmers Market!
Our offices don't have to throw away small supply and appliances anymore: binders, staplers, calculators, pens, clips, party supply, small printer, screens,...someone will give it a new life!  The ReUse Store at the Farmers Market is a Grad and Med students initiative, contact Tara Peters: for more information.


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


Past Events


Environmental Law Society Symposium


Bike to Work Day - University Station


UMMobility Options

Find your match!
On February 14, from 11am – 2pm visit the main lobby at GOT and learn how you can instantly find a carpool match with another GOT co-worker, save money, and park at ease.
Parking & Transportation introduces RideFlag, a carpool on demand mobile app, designed to help you save money on trasnportation cost and instantly match drivers and riders traveling in the same direction. Visit us on February 14th to learn how RideFlag can help you save money on transportation cost and match you with a GOT co-worker.
Enter to Win a prize when you particiatpe. Here is how:

  1. Download carpool on damand RideFlag mobile app.
  2. Once downloaded, register with the “UM circle” using your UM email to be matched with GOT co-worker only.
  3. Complete a ride with your GOT co-worker.
  4. Randomly be chosen to win! Prizes include Miami Heat Tickets.
  5. Begin to save money and take advantage of the benefits.

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



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Tour of WM recycling plant in Pembroke Pines with UM Staff and Faculty

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the ECO Solar charging umbrellas at the Whitten Learning Center are attracting a lot of attention.