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ECO Pledge

As you start to think of your New Years resolutions, let small lifestyle changes help you think big! Watch this video and take our ECO Pledge to join over 100 colleagues and friends who are committing to changing the world. The first 20 pledges will receive a New Year ECO Basket including: reusable bags, utensils, bottles, insulated mug, and plant seedlings!


Green Alumni Series

Alissa Farina, Resilience Programs Manager for the City of Miami's Office of Resilience and Sustainability, graduated from the University of Miami in 2014 with two bachelor's degrees from the College of Arts and Sciences in Ecosystem Science and Policy (Abess Center) and Economics. Meet Alissa on Friday, November 20 from 12-1 p.m. RSVP now!


America Recycles Day


ECO Reps celebrate ARD

Come join the ECO Reps for America Recycles Day, a nationally-recognized event. Learn how to make DIY hand sanitizer as we refill your empty sanitizer bottles, and learn about the on-campus recycling initiative Cycle which allows you to transform your recyclables into donations to a charity of your choice! We will be tabling on Friday, November 13 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. at the Shalala Center's Westbrook Walkway. As always, remember to Recycle Right!


Coral Gables Waste Diversion Drive

Coral Gables will hold its next Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event on Saturday, November 14 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at the City Hall parking lot (405 Biltmore Way). Residents and CaneID holders (please have your card handy!) can recycle old electronics, dispose of household hazardous waste in an environmentally friendly manner, and shred any sensitive documents safely and securely on-site. Click here for more information.


Dream in Green Workshop

Join Dream in Green, a local non-profit organization dedicated to sustainable living, to learn how water and energy are connected, conservation behaviors we can incorporate in our daily lives, and other environmental topics to foster long-term sustainability. Plus, receive a FREE water and energy-saving toolkit! This workshop is offered in partnership with Miami Dade County and the City of Coral Gables. Join us on Friday, December 11 from 12-1 p.m. RSVP now! (Zoom link)


Green Holiday Season


Sustainable Holiday Dinner

Here are some tips to make your holiday season greener:

  • Be mindful when shopping, avoid overconsumption and waste.
  • Use reusable shopping bags, dinnerware, glasses, and napkins.
  • Buying more organic and local products minimizes the negative impact of larger meals.
  • To minimize waste, give your guests a compostable box for leftovers.
  • Compost your food scraps as you cook.
  • Save energy by choosing an outdoor setting (weather permitting, of course).
Visit ECO Agency for more tips this holiday season.


Winter Break U Conserve

If you are working from home or in the office, or if you live on campus, there are many ways you can save energy during this winter break:

  • At home, use a smart strip to turn off all appliances at once. Also, visit your FPL Account Energy Manager for more tips.
  • Turn off all the lights, PC monitors/accessories, office equipment, and electronics. This includes equipment chargers, copy machines, and all other personal electronics.
  • For personal and office refrigerators: clean out contents, defrost and unplug prior to the break period.

To learn more, visit


Green Programs


Sustainability 101 Webinar

Get trained and get your office Green U certified: waste reduction, energy and water conservation, green purchasing, sustainable food, and more. Register through ULearn (type "Sustainability 101 Webinar" to find our listing).


Reuse Your Moving Boxes

This is a Green U Reuse initiative that promotes the repurposing of small office supplies and moving boxes. Help us go green by visiting or contacting!



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Environmental Degradation and Zoonotic Diseases - Nov 16

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