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Green Move In

At the University of Miami, we strive to promote sustainable living among all. Thousands of students move to our beautiful campus every year, so let's start the school year off with an environmentally-conscious bang and move-in green! If you want to participate in the movement, apply to become an ECO Rep at


Recycle Right

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Green Tour

Goodwill Donation Center

Once again, Housing Residence Life and Goodwill have partnered this year to divert 35 tons of goods from landfills, and help provide jobs to special people in our community. If you want to learn more about what Goodwill is doing for our community, join us for a tour of their main donation center in Miami on Thursday, August 25 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. RSVP now (spots are very limited).


Green Alumni Series

Meet Alex Moreira: Alex graduated in 2019 from the Miami Herbert Business School's first cohort of the Master of Science in Sustainable Business. Alex operates in the intersection of sustainability and finance. His areas of expertise include sustainable business, advisory, project origination, climate change, environmental, social, and governance (ESG), impact investing, banking, carbon tax, financial services, private equity, credit risk management, and training and development. Connect with Alex on Wednesday, August 31 from 12-1 p.m. RSVP now!





Green Workshops


Learn How to Compost

Composting is the next evolution of recycling. Redirecting food waste from landfills creates less methane, while also returning nutrients from food scrap to the soil through compost application in your vegetable garden. Join us on Wednesday, August 31 at 5 p.m. in the Sustainability Garden (map). Learn the basic steps to start composting at home or in your community. RSVP now!


Garden Volunteers Wanted

The Sustainability Garden in the Arboretum is thriving! All UM community members can contribute by simply weeding, mulching, inspecting, rearranging, and adding soil. UM staff can receive 100 points on their Well 'Canes account for one hour of volunteering in the garden. Join us on Wednesday, August 24 from 4-5 p.m. in the Sustainability Garden (map). RSVP now!


Green Programs


Toner Cartridges and Batteries

Do not throw your old single-use batteries or your copier toner cartridges in the trash, and do not keep large quantities of single-use batteries. Place your order with once you reach a maximum of 30 batteries. If you or your Canon tech change the copier cartridges, make sure you recycle them. To learn more, visit


Green Patrols

This fall, Green Patrols trained by the Office of Sustainability are auditing buildings for sustainable operations. We encourage all offices to apply to the Green Office program. 'Canes Central even reached Platinum level by adding new ideas to the checklist. Students interested in the Green Patrol program should contact Visit to learn how to get your office Green U certified.


Green Training


Sustainability 101

If you want to go "green" in the workplace, apply to the Green Office certification program and receive basic training in sustainability: waste reduction, recycling, energy efficiency, water conservation, green buildings and green purchasing, sustainable food systems, nature conservation, green community outreach, and leadership. This webinar will grant you 50 points on your Well 'Canes account. Register through ULearn (keyword: "Sustainability 101 Webinar").


Sustainable Food and Diet 101

This 1-hour 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! The Sustainable Food and Diet 101 webinar will grant you 50 points on your Well 'Canes account. Register through ULearn (keyword: "Sustainable Food and Diet 101 Webinar").



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