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World Food Day

Halfway through 2022, we find ourselves in an ongoing pandemic, witnessing global temperatures that won’t stop rising, inflation, and international conflict. As a result, global food security is being affected. We need to build a sustainable world where everyone everywhere has regular access to enough nutritious food. "No one should be left behind." sunrise

Join us for the following World Food Day 2022 events:

  • KEYNOTE – Monday, October 17 from 6-7 p.m. – RSVP now (virtual)!
    "Paving Paths to More Sustainable Food Systems"
    Speaker: Dr. Rose Koenig, University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences
  • FAIR FOOD FAIR - Wednesday, October 19 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
    on the Lakeside Patio - Free Admission

Learn more about our World Food Day events.


Green Football Game

"Canes Protect our Pollinators" is the theme of our fan engagement green game on October 22 against Duke. Come support your team and, like Lou Hedley, take our Pollinators Pledge (watch Lou's video). Don't miss the hype at the student fan zone—Cat 5 and ECO will be there for a special green game giveaway.


Premios Verdes

Premios Verdes 10th edition will take place at the University of Miami in April 2023. Premios Verdes is the most relevant social and environmental movement in the hemisphere. Each year, they identify, connect, and amplify the most important social and environmental projects around the world. Participants can now register their projects under a new category, "Academic Sustainability Research," and help market-oriented and science-based solutions address the UN 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Learn more.



9:30 am

GrowFest - Local Sustainable Farming in Redlands


8:30 am

Global Conference on Sustainability in Higher Education


4:00 pm

STARS for Latin America with the Hemispheric University Consortium


11:00 am

America Recycles Day at the U - Save the Date


Green Training

Compost 101

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, October 19 from 4-5 p.m. in the Sustainability Garden (map). Learn the basic steps to start composting at home or in your community. RSVP now!

Gardening at the U

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, November 2 from 4-5 p.m. in the Sustainability Garden (map). RSVP now!

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 and be healthier, while being 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 (keywords: "Sustainable Food and Diet 101 Webinar").

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 (keywords: "Sustainability 101 Webinar").


2nd Nature Summit

The Higher Education Climate Leadership Summit, hosted by Second Nature and the Intentional Endowments Network, is the premier annual gathering of higher education leaders committed to addressing inequality and the climate crisis. The Summit will take place at the University of Miami from February 5-7, 2023. It provides the space for courageous conversations, the creation of new partnerships, and connecting with peers and cross-sectoral climate champions—towards the overarching goal of finding solutions to the most consequential climate and justice issues of our time. Save the date and subscribe to "be in the know" by visiting UM 2nd Nature Higher Education Climate Leadership Summit.


New Team at Green U!

This fall, the Office of Sustainability is lucky to welcome new students to its team: Rodrigo Maza, Green Athletics Liaison; Chandler Hawkins, Sustainability in the Curriculum Coordinator; Nicholas Edwards-Martin, Communication Coordinator; and Lauren Baltazar, Garden/Compost Coordinator. Learn more.



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