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"It makes far better sense to reshape ourselves to fit a finite planet than to attempt to reshape the planet to fit our infinite wants."

— David Orr, 1991


Green and Confined

Sustainable Home Design

Dr. Matthey Trussoni—a practitioner and professor of engineering and architecture at the University of Miami, and a certified general contractor in the state of Florida—will give a virtual tour of his sustainable home and provide design tips to make your property greener. Join us September 18 from 8:30-9:30 a.m. RSVP now! (Zoom link)


Green Workplace


No Desk Trash for a Green Office

Do you find that recyclables and paper are the most common trash in your deskside trash can? Reducing the number of trash cans near personal desks and having central waste stations helps in many different ways: it increases the amount of recyclables collected, reducing overall waste; it cuts down on trash can liners, a direct benefit to the environment and a cost reduction for the organization; it reduces the risks of odors and small pest occurrences; and it allows for janitorial teams to focus on more sensitive areas of the building.

The new Student Services Building is LEED certified, and has successfully adopted this new standard. Ready to reduce waste in your office space? Apply to the Green Office program and receive 50 points on your Well 'Canes card. To schedule a short "Sustainability at the U" presentation during your next virtual team meeting, contact Visit to learn more.


Teleworking Green Tips

We all know that by teleworking we are offsetting our commute pollution. However, working from home has its own carbon footprint.

Here are five tips to make your remote work life greener:

  1. Minimize paper usage, or use Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified 30% recycled paper.
  2. Choose a laptop rather than a PC, and set it to start sleep mode after 10 minutes or less of inactivity.
  3. Use a smart strip to turn off all appliances at once, and visit your FPL Account Energy Manager for more tips.
  4. Apply to FPL Solar Together to run on solar energy without installing panels.
  5. Use the time you gained not commuting to take care of your health, the ones around you, and the planet. Spend more time planting in the garden, on your balcony, or cooking fresh food.


Green Student Org

Climate Reality Project

Want to get involved in the fight against climate change? The Climate Reality Project (CRP), a climate change education and advocacy non-profit organization, was started in July 2011 as a consolidation of two environmental groups: the Alliance for Climate Protection and the Climate Project, both of which were founded by former Vice President Al Gore. The UM Chapter of CRP will provide you with an overview of their current campaigns and how you can get involved. Join us September 23 from 12-1 p.m. RSVP now! (Zoom link)


Green Faculty Resources

Sustainable Development Panel

Over the last few years, the University of Miami has increased its offerings of graduate and undergraduate programs focused on sustainable development. We invite you to hear from the Sustainable Development Panel, a unique panel designed for faculty interested in addressing global sustainability challenges in the classroom. Colleagues from various UM departments will share their experiences in hopes of inspiring others to include sustainability in their syllabi. Join our panelists, Prof. Hicks (Miami Herbert Business School), Prof. Maranto (Ecosystem Science and Policy), Prof. Evans (Educational and Psychological Studies), and Prof. Fernandez (International Studies), September 25 from 12-1 p.m. RSVP now! (Zoom link)


Green Alumni Series

Are you interested in exploring green career opportunities once you graduate? Meet Mark Jackson, a recent graduate of the Miami Herbert Business School with a Master of Science (MS) in Sustainable Business, who started working as a sustainability coordinator for the City of Pensacola just a month after graduation. Join us October 2 from 12-1 p.m. RSVP now! (Zoom link)


Green Purchasing

The University of Miami has reduced its eco-footprint by increasingly going paperless. Click here to watch a short video about how the U is reducing paper use. When ordering paper, we encourage you to choose 30% recycled Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified copy paper. For more information, visit



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