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Green Highlight in the Community

Orlando and Orange County

The City of Orlando and Orange County are recognized as Sustainable Development leaders in the nation. Join us on Thursday, July 15 from 12-1 p.m. to discover their path to environmental stewardship and carbon neutrality, and meet the experts: Chris Castro, Office of Sustainability and Resilience Director for the City of Orlando (bio) and Jeff Benavides, Chief Sustainability and Resilience Officer for Orange County (bio). RSVP now!


Green Comeback


Green Office

The Purchasing department was certified Gold right before COVID-19 in spring 2020—now it's your turn to get Green U certified this fall! Schedule an initial audit and get a FREE Green Office tool kit. Learn more at


Green Event

Are your events generating too much waste? Green U is here to help! Here is an easy way to make sure your next event is more sustainable: apply to our Green Event program!


Green Landscape


Pollinator Havens

Pollinators are very important to the environment—they are just as important as sunlight, soil, and water as they create the reproductive success of over 75% of the world's flowering plants. Plus, pollinators are responsible for bringing us one out of every three bites of food! You can play your part by planting a pollinator haven in your backyard. Join Coral Gables resident and environmental advocate Linda Lawrence to learn more on Wednesday, June 30 from 12-1 p.m. RSVP now!


Rain Barrel Workshop

Rain barrels are a great way to reduce stormwater runoff and to save water for a dry spell. If you have gutters on your house, you may be able to collect 55 gallons of water to irrigate your garden. On Thursday, August 5 from 5-6.30 p.m., we invite you to learn more from Barbara McAdam, an Urban Horticulture Program Specialist at the UF-IFAS Extension Miami Dade office. This is a hybrid event, so in-person attendance is limited to the first 15 guests. Contact to reserve your in-person seat (first-come, first-served) or RSVP online now!


Green Athletics

Plant-based with the 'Canes

Even our mascots know that reducing meat intake is the way to go! Following a plant-based diet is not only good for your health and your performance, but also for the Earth. Red meat alone is driving more than 50% of the deforestation on this planet! We invite you to learn more by watching this video!


Green U Programs

Sustainable Food and Diet 101

This webinar will give you a chance to understand the relationship between our food system and the planet, as well as between our diet choices and climate change. Feel better, be healthier, and be a good steward of our environment—it is easier than you think, and you can start at the U. Get 50 points on your Well 'Canes account by registering through ULearn (search keywords: "Sustainable Food and Diet").

Sustainability 101

Get basic training on sustainability, including recycling, energy conservation, water conservation, green purchasing and printing, nature conservation, green outreach, and leadership. Be a green champion in the workplace and get your office Green U certified—plus your team might be eligible for 50 points on their Well 'Canes card. Register through ULearn (search keywords: "Sustainability 101").



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