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ECO Welcome

Founded in 2012, ECO Agency is the umbrella organization under Student Government that includes the following committees: ECO Board, Food Recovery Network, Green Committee, ECO Reps, and the Green Organization Coalition (GOC). Do you have a project for UM to become more sustainable? Your idea could help us reduce our carbon or water footprint, enhance our recycling programs, or start an educational campaign! Contact ECO Chair Sofia Mesa at:

ECO Pledge 2021

Welcome to the University of Miami! The COVID-19 pandemic has taught us new ways to be more mindful of our individual ecofootprint. Now is the perfect time to take our 2021 ECO pledge!


Green Events


Green Alumni Series

Galen Treuer, Resilience Coordinator for Miami Dade County's Office of Resilience, graduated from the University of Miami in 2016 with a doctorate in environmental science and policy. He's a climate professional and behavioral scientist.

Meet Galen on Friday, Feb. 5 from 12-1 p.m. RSVP now!


Race to Zero Waste

In February and March, support our ECO Reps by reducing, reusing, and recycling! ECO Reps and the ECO Agency will be launching UM's participation in the nationwide competition Race to Zero Waste in the category "single-stream recycling per capita."



ECO at Work


Less Heat at the Wellness

The Student Government ECO Agency – through a collaborative effort between the Office of Sustainability, the Herbert Wellness Center, and the Division of Facilities Operation and Planning – recently sponsored the installation of heat trapping films on the Wellness Center main entrance windows, another example of ECO's commitment to reducing UM's eco-footprint! Learn more.


Recycle Right, Recycle Smart

ECO reps are launching various initiative this semester. To combat single stream recycling contamination, they will equip all blue buckets with a QR code label to help residents know what not to throw in it. At Lakeside Village, a voice activation device will be teaching residents not to throw their plastic bags in the recycling chute.

Learn more at


Green Curriculum

How Did I Green My Syllabus?

Over the last few years, the University has increased its offerings of graduate and undergraduate programs focused on sustainable development. We invite you to join a group of colleagues from various UM departments as they share their personal journey in Academia, and how they decided to integrate sustainability in their syllabi. Join our panelists, Prof. David Kelly (Miami Herbert Business School), Prof. Lokesh Ramamoorthi (Electrical and Computer Engineering), Prof. Erin McNary (Sports Administration), and Prof. Justin Stoler (Geography) on February 26 from 12-1 p.m. RSVP now! (Zoom Link)


Green Athletics

Special Message from Coach Manny Diaz:

Live single-use plastic free! Watch the video here!



12:00 pm

Sustainability 101 Webinar


4:00 pm

Hold the Date - Food Future Hackathon 2021



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