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Green Student Leaders

Founded in 2012, ECO Agency is an umbrella organization under Student Government that includes ECO Board, the Green Committee, and the ECO Reps. Do you have a project for the University of Miami to become more sustainable and are you interested in applying next year? Visit ECO Agency and follow @sgecoagency on Instagram. For more information, contact ECO Chair Ainsley Hilliard at


Green Operations


Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

Students, faculty, and staff now have broader access to EV charging stations. As part of a partnership with Florida Power & Light (FP&L), and in collaboration with UM Parking & Transportation and the Office of Sustainability, the University of Miami has installed 18 new EV charging stations on campus. Parking permit holders can charge for a maximum of four hours at the following locations: Levante garage (6), Albenga garage (4), Mahoney-Pearson garage (4), Cox Annex parking lot (2), and Allen Hall parking lot (2). For more information, contact


Compost at Mahoney Pearson

This semester, we started a new kitchen composting pilot program at the Mahoney-Pearson dining hall with Compost4life. This locally based composter is helping the University divert food waste from landfill, and help small farmers in Miami-Dade with fresh compost. We already diverted 1,000 lbs. of food waste in two weeks, offsetting 800 lbs. of CO2! For more information, contact


Help us understand the U's commuting emissions! If you are a student, faculty, or staff, please take a moment to complete this short mobility survey about your modes of transportation to and from campus. This data will allow us to build out a campus-wide dashboard on sustainable behaviors at the U. We thank you in advance for your participation!


Green Academics


Invite Green U into Your Classroom

Get students involved in the multiple sustainability projects we offer by inviting Green U to conduct a 20 min. presentation or a 45 min. green tour of the campus! Learn about our sustainable food initiatives, LEED certified buildings, various renewable energy projects, tree canopy, waste minimization strategy, and multidisciplinary approach fit for any classroom. Contact to schedule a presentation or a tour.


Sustainability in the Curriculum

The University recently launched the Climate Resilience Academy, and has increased the number of classes that address the UN sustainable development goals. Join our Sustainability in the Curriculum interest group, and start working on sustainability programs that will inspire your students! For more information, contact


Green Programs


Electronic Waste Recycling

The UM Campus Store offers electronic waste recycling services for all students, faculty, and staff. If your personal laptop or electronic equipment is not eligible for the Trade It In program featured in the store, make sure it will be recycled safely via the "e-scrap" program! Ask an associate to help you properly dispose of your electronic device.


Recycle for a Cause!

Support the Sustainability Initiative student group at the Marine campus by collecting empty cans and bottles! For every plastic bottle or aluminum can recycled in the Reverse Vending Machine (RVM), the sustainability initiative earns a donation. The RVM is located on the Coral Gables campus at the Hurricane Food Court. The Marine campus also has two red RVM collection bins located in Salt. Divert plastic bottles and aluminum cans from the landfill while also supporting the Sustainability Initiative!


Green Events


9:00 am

International Coastal Clean Up


8:00 am

Clean Energy Symposium - UM College of Engineering


6:00 pm

Food Day


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").


New Staff Member at Green U!

The Office of Sustainability is happy to welcome its new Sustainability Analyst, Carlie Laughlin. Carlie is a graduate of the University of Kentucky's applied environmental sustainability studies MA program. She began working for the U in Summer 2022, and helps maintain Green U programs and tracks the University's consumption of vital resources. She previously worked as a Faculty Programming Coordinator for the University of Kentucky's Office of Sustainability for almost two years, managing their Sustainability Challenge Grant program and serving as a core member of the WholeSum team. She also earned LEED Green Associate and Sustainability Excellence Associate certifications.



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