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Take the Green U survey and win!

Assess your knowledge of sustainability at the U, and help us go from silver to gold this year! In 2017, the University achieved a silver rating from the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment, and Rating System (STARS). Test your sustainability IQ by taking this 25-question quiz. Your response to how you can apply sustainability in your lifestyle, your home, or your workplace will enter you for a chance to win one of the following prizes: two Amazon gift cards and a solar phone charger for a value of $50 each.




Come to our Breakfast and Learn Spring session, and discover how Miami Dade county is planning for a more sustainable and resilient future. Sandra St-Hilaire, Resilience Coordinator, Communications & Outreach from the Office of Resilience of Miami-Dade County Dept. of Regulatory and Economic Resources will be presenting the latest initiatives the county has developed to address Climate impacts and sustainability.

Feb. 18, 8.30 am to 9.30 am. Bagels and coffee served. 
1535 Levante Ave; room 137. Coral Gables. Rsvp Now.Next session will be hosted on the U Health campus in May.



As of February 4th, the Toner Cartridges Recycling Bins will be retired. It is unfortunate, but changes in the refurbishing market have made it very difficult for local recycling companies to compete. 

Your Canon copier may actually qualify for a toner cartridges recycling pre-paid shipping label. You will find the list of qualifying models and all the instructions on how to print and ship back your bundled cartridges HERE. If your copier is not a Canon copier or is not listed in the pdf, please contact




If you are a graduate student who cares about our environment, join the Green Grad Group. Help unfold the disposable plastic free campaign at the U! Contact Kenya Rothstein for more information.


Stop by the U Thrift SHOP!  
Donate and exchange clothes, office supplies, books, home goods.
Every Wednesday at the Foote Green Farmers Market from 11am to 2pm. Visit


Sustainability in the Curriculum

College of Engineering

Construction Management Master of Science

The MS in Construction Management program is designed to develop leaders and managers for complex building projects, with mastery in best practices related to resiliency, sustainability, building information modeling, project delivery and decision-making. The University is uniquely situated in a booming metropolis where commercial and residential construction is a large and important industry. Learn more

Abess Center

Master of Arts in Environment, Culture, and Media

The Master of Arts in Environment, Culture, and Media (ECM) integrates the study of the environment with emerging screen technologies, digital culture, cultural theory, and ethics. For new scientists, the defining creative and intellectual challenge of the 21st century exists in the use and design of digital content aimed at engaging an increasingly participatory media culture. Learn more


Green U Programs


Sustainability 101 Webinar

Get a basic training in Sustainability: Recycling, Energy conservation, Water conservation... Register for the next session March 8, visit U Learn (Title: Sustainability 101 Webinar)


Green Lab

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


Sustainable purchasing


Bring your tumbler at any Starbucks on campus to get a $0.10 discount on your purchase. Let's get rid of disposable plastic every time and everywhere we can. Visit


Pass by the UM Bookstore, we still have some Adidas-Parley shirts and polos left, all made from plastic salvaged from the oceans. Parley addresses the fast-growing threat of marine plastic pollution in a meaningful way. Visit UM Bookstore


Calendar of events


11:00 am

Spring Student Health Fair on the Rock Plaza: healthy eating, sustainable living.


10:00 am

Climate Literacy - UM LGBTQI Communities In the Americas: Free Climate Science training


4:00 pm

ECO Cinema Shorts - March 16: Deadline to submit Shorts


10:00 am

Ocean Awareness Week: Plastic pollution, Marine ecosystems, Coral reef restoration...


10:00 am

World Water Day: Tap Water Blind Tasting, Water conservation


1:00 pm

Teach-In 2019 - Moving Forward: UM Law School and Hope Center for Climate Science


11:00 am

Earth Day - Hug the Lake: Earth Day Fair, Music, ECO Art, Food.


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, ECO recognition


Mobility Alternatives

UM designated a Best Workplaces for Commuters 3 years in a row for offering exceptional commuter benefits. Some benefits include:

  • Metrorail/Metro-bus/Tri-Rail subsidy to faculty and staff based on a salary scale 
  • 50% Metrorail/Metro-bus discount to students in partnership with Miami Dade Transit student discount program
  • Carpool matching program RideFlag
  • 6 Emergency Ride Home vouchers
  • UBike registration and on campus bike repair stations
  • Sale of used bikes at low pricing
  • Zipcars on campus
  • Hurry ‘Cane shuttle bus program
To start taking advantage of these benefits call 305-248-1547 or email


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