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Thanks to our resilient 'Canes community, the virtual celebration of Earth Week was a success—attracting hundreds of participants, exploring with our expert faculty members, students, and community partners a wide range of environmental issues. If you could not make it for most of the events, session recordings are available at

The Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) leads the nation in collegiate athletics, academics, and sustainability programs. The second annual ACC Sports Sustainability Conference will serve as an opportunity to unite and leverage these strengths to showcase our collective impacts, learn from our peers, and create a national platform to magnify our winning traditions.
May 20-21. Register now for free!


Green and Confined


E-Breakfast and Learn

What is the link between a plant based diet, climate change, and COVID-19? Join us for this special virtual edition of our Breakfast and Learn with Green U. Plant based diet and environmental advocate, Juan Endara, will try to connect the dots and give you some tips on how to go plant based. May 22 from 8:30-9:30 a.m. Rsvp now!


ECO Kids at Home

For Earth Week, the Miami Alumni Association published this fun Green Activities Guide: children are the future caretakers of our planet. These fun ECO activities will help foster conversations and empower kids to have a positive impact on our planet Earth. 


Sustainability 101 Webinar

Get a basic training in sustainability, including: recycling, energy conservation, water conservation, green purchasing and printing, nature conservation, green outreach, and leadership. Register through ULearn (search "Sustainability 101 Webinar" to find our listing). Now available every Friday from 12-1 p.m.


Recycling vs Wish-Cycling

The Journey of a UM Plastic Bottle

Click here to watch the video.


Alternative Mobility

Telework Environmental Benefits

Telework has long been recognized as a strategy for mitigating the negative impact of commuting on the environment. "Providing telework opportunities is a good way to conserve fuel, [...] as commuting and work-related travel contribute significantly to total vehicle miles traveled." -US Department of Energy. To learn more about telework tools and best practices, visit


Green Purchasing


With Staples, combining orders make a difference for the Earth. There were 2,011 orders under $25 placed by University of Miami in 2019. Staples did some research to learn what would happen if University of Miami were to adopt a $25 minimum order. The results are impressive! Learn more.


The University Change Management Printing Sustainability Campaign, spearheaded by the Department of Managed Print Services and Canon Solutions America, aims various efforts to streamline print processes and boost awareness about the Toner Recycling Program. Learn more.


Green Outreach

Sustainability Survey

Find out who won the 2020 Sustainability Survey, and discover the original answers we received to the question "What extra steps do you take in your daily life to lower your ecological footprint?" Learn more.

Green Office

UM Purchasing Department just got Green U GOLD certified! Your office can do it too. Get rid of your desk trash can and get 50 points to your Well 'Canes Card. To apply now, visit



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