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Earth Day at the U Hug the Lake

With climate change being particularly important for a coastal city like Miami, it is more important than ever to raise awareness about how we can make a difference in protecting our planet through celebrations like Earth Day. At UM, the Earth Day Fair will be taking place on April 22 at the Lakeside Patio from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and is expected to be buzzing with excitement! In addition to sustainable food vendors, local organizations, and student groups taking part in this event, there will be Eco-Art with Professor Xavier Cortada (recently named to the Miami Herald's panel of top 50 influencers in Florida) and a live concert courtesy of the Frost School of Music. Learn more.


Green Events On Campus


The 3rd edition of the Corporate Sustainability Symposium (CSS) will take place on April 23 at 6 p.m. at the Storer Auditorium. Panel speakers include three notable Chief Sustainability Officers (CSO's): Kristina Kloberdanz, CSO for Mastercard; Leo S. Mackay, Jr., CSO for Lockheed Martin; and Susan Robinson, CSO for Waste Management. Learn more.


Arbor Day Observance will take place on April 24 in the afternoon at the Gifford Arboretum (GA). Events of the day include a "Fruit and Edible Tree Tour" by GA curator, Tim Perez, starting at 5 p.m. at the Stone Semicircle, followed by a concert at 6 p.m. hosted by the Frost School of Music. Light bites and refreshments will be served. Learn more.


Green the Game

Come support our Green U team for a special Green Baseball Game on April 26 at 6 p.m. at Alex Rodriguez Park. Our Green U team, along with our partners – Adidas Parley, Coca-Cola, and more – will be there with great giveaways and information about water conservation and ocean plastic pollution. As a fan, you will have a chance to win a pair of Adidas Parley Shoes by texting our "Take Back the Tap" pledge. Learn more.


Sustainability in the Curriculum


Moving into the future, the most important business degrees will focus on sustainability – sustainability for our planet as well as sustainability for every facet of business. Being on the forefront of this emerging field is crucial. In turn, the University of Miami's Business School (MBS) is now accepting applications for its new Master of Science in Sustainable Business, with classes beginning in August 2019. Learn more.


UM's Miller School of Medicine and Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (RSMAS) will launch a new Master of Science in Climate and Health graduate program in Fall 2019. The program will train future generations of professionals, research analysts, planners, decision-makers, and leaders to address the intricate relationship between human health and climate, climate change and weather patterns, and weather anomalies. Learn more.


Building Storyboard

Welcome to University of Miami's Building Storyboard! This engaging interactive tool demonstrates UM's leadership in environmental stewardship and sustainability. The storyboard provides real-time utility data in an effort to reduce our consumption and carbon footprint. Use the tool and map to compare your building's consumption over time and benchmark it against other buildings on campus. Learn more.


Green Champions

Green Liaisons Breakfast and Learn

Rescue a Reef


Faculty Resources

Join us on May 1 from 9:30-11 a.m. at the Ungar Building (room 230 C/D) as our Sustainability in the Curriculum faculty group invite you to take part in a brainstorm session on the format of our fall workshop. All faculty participants should bring an example of a course syllabus that includes sustainability in its curriculum. We updated the Sustainability in the Curriculum at the U webpage with the Sustainability in the Curriculum Consortium, and we encourage you to subscribe for updates. We're looking forward to a fruitful discussion! RSVP to: Coffee and pastries will be served.


Green U Programs


Sustainability 101 Webinar

Learn all about the sustainability basics – including recycling, and energy and water conservation – during this one-hour webinar. Sessions are available on May 17 and July 26. To register for one of the sessions, search for "Sustainability 101 Webinar" on ULearn.


Residents: Green Your Move Out

During our last spring move out, 4,000+ resident students donated 38.5 tons of goods to Goodwill Industries International, Inc. – an increase of 7,570 pounds compared to last year's total! Let's make this year's move out even greener! Learn more.


Calendar of Events


8:00 am

Canes Day of Service – Baynanza


4:00 pm

Eco Cinema Shorts


8:00 am

Energy Security and Sustainability Symposium


11:00 am

Earth Day – Hug the Lake: Green Fair, Music, Eco-Art, Food


8:00 am

Earth Day Events


6:00 pm

Corporate Sustainability Symposium – 3rd Edition


5:00 pm

Arbor Day at Gifford: Edible Fruit Tree Tour, Tree Campus USA Award, Concert, Buffet


6:00 pm

Green Baseball Game


Mobility alternatives

In honor of Earth Month, Zipcar is providing our UM community with two special offers to promote a more sustainable mode of vehicle transportation:

  • New Member Offer: Join for $15 and get $15 in free driving*† with code JOINSPRING2019 (
  • Current Member Offer: Get $15 in free driving* with code ZIPSPRING2019 (

    *Offers valid from April 1–May 31, 2019. "Free driving" credit: expires in 30 days; for daily or hourly rates only; has no cash value. †New members only.

Each Zipcar member reduces their carbon emissions by 1,600 lbs. per year on average, but joining Zipcar is only one of the ways to make a difference. Visit for more ways to make an impact!

mobility alternatives


Going Green on Social Media

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March For Science Miami Teach-In was a success!

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Grow Wall in the UC lounge, full of herbs seedlings, sponsored by ECO Board

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Terracycle and Garnier support the Sustainable Garden at the U

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Kale Yeah! Reusable lunch boxes remind you to live disposable plastic free