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Winter Break Green Tips

This winter break, the Office of Sustainability encourages all faculty and staff to support UM's Energy Conservation Program. With your support, the University can substantially reduce its carbon footprint during this break. Visit to learn more!


Green U Potluck

Join us at the Green U Pot Luck on Monday, Dec. 16 at the Watsco Center in Hurricane 100! Share your achievements in sustainability, highlight the steps you took this year to live a greener life, and bring one of your favorite vegetarian dishes for all to taste. Teddy Lhoutellier, Sustainability Manager, will give a short Green "State of the U" and will invite participants to a fruitful networking session. RSVP now!


Green Info Sessions


Sustainability in Healthcare

The healthcare industry—by reducing its environmental impact and promoting patients well-being—has become a full actor in the global movement for sustainability and environmental health in our communities. Join us on Thursday, Jan. 30 at 12 p.m. at the Sylvester Support building (former named MTSL) in Auditorium 110 on the 1st floor. Jason Bell with Baptist Health Center for the Advancement of Learning, and Julie Moyle with Practice Green Health will be hosting the session. Food and beverages will be served. RSVP now!


Breakfast and Learn

Join us on Friday, Jan. 31 at 8:30 a.m. in the Whitten University Center room 1220 for an informative session on alternative mobility at the U. Our Parking and Transportation department is committed to providing safe and reliable parking and transportation options that provide mobility, accessibility, and enhance sustainability for the University community. There are many ways to lower your commute carbon footprint. RSVP now!


Green Academics


MPS in Urban Sustainability and Resiliency

The University of Miami is proud to announce its Master of Professional Science (MPS) degree in Urban Sustainability and Resilience. This exciting program is the result of a collaborative effort between the College of Arts and Sciences and the School of Architecture.


Sustainability in the Curriculum

On Thursday, Feb. 13 from 12:30-2:30 p.m. in room 230C/D at the Ungar building, faculty members from all UM schools and disciplines are invited to share and explore new ways to integrate sustainable development goals into their existing courses. RSVP now!


Green Workplace


Helping the Planet, One Coffee at a Time

The Facilities Operation and Planning (FOP) department was recently certified Platinum through the Green Office program. Like FOP, your department or division can get Green U certified! For example, get rid of your desk trash can and gain 50 points to your Well 'Canes Card. Learn more at


Event Planning: Green Event Guide

Are your events generating too much waste? Green U can help! Review this guide with simple steps that will help you "green" your next event. With tips on environmentally preferred products, recycling programs, and reuse habits, you can host a great event and still care for the planet. Learn more.


Sustainable Building Management

The Green Professional Building Skills Training (GPRO) certification is North America's top program for teaching the people who build, renovate, and maintain buildings the principles of sustainability combined with the techniques they can use on the job. The University of Miami GPRO Certificate Program is customized for the climate and regional needs of South Florida. Learn more.


New Green U Moving Boxes

The University of Miami's Surplus Property and Storage department is launching the new design of their moving boxes, which now includes information on the box about how to connect with Green U's ReUse program. This initiative promotes the repurposing of small office supplies and moving boxes by asking Green U to pick them up! Learn more.



Xavier Cortada, artist and faculty at the University of Miami, has brought his Plan(T) participatory eco-art project to the Coral Gables campus. Currently, hundreds of red mangrove propagules are hanging on the windows of the Richter Library and the Lennar Foundation Medical Center. This project aims to generate awareness about global climate change, sea-level rise, and saltwater intrusion, culminating on Earth Day where everyone in the UM community will be invited to take a mangrove home to plant in their yard. Learn more.


Green Student Organizations

Do you have a project in mind to help UM become more sustainable? Your idea could help us reduce our carbon and water footprints, enhance our recycling programs, or start an educational campaign. Join one of our many green student organizations, and start making a difference for a more sustainable U! Learn more.



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