Resources

If you're looking for more information or to get involved, the University of Florida and the city of Gainesville have various resources at your disposal.

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA

  • According to the University of Florida Office of Sustainability website, "The greening of the University of Florida began in 1990 when President Lombardi signed the Talloires Declaration, pledging to make environmental education and research a central goal in this institution." Here are some resources at the University of Florida to help you get involved in the green movement:

  • Green Teams
    If you are interested in helping to reduce the use of resources and costs in your UF college, department or organization, you are invited to become a member of the Green Team Network. As faculty or staff, you can serve as Green Team captain. Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to get involved with their department's team. As a member of the Green Team, you will act as an ambassador on campus for continuing efforts to develop a sustainable university (Green Teams).

  • Green Graduation
    Gators Going Green is proud to announce the Green Graduation Challenge. This challenge is designed to recognize individuals who have made an effort to become involved in the sustainability movement during their time here at UF. This challenge is open to all students. Individuals who complete the Challenge by the semester of their graduation will receive a cord to be worn during graduation and an invitation to a Green Graduation reception hosted by Gators Going Green. Are you up for the challenge? (Graduation).

  • Gators for a Sustainable Campus (GSC)
    GSC is a student organization that is unofficially affiliated with the University of Florida Office of Sustainability. It is a grassroots, action-oriented student organization created to help UF students contribute to economic, social, and environmental sustainability. They have three main goals: raise awareness, foster sustainable behavior and create wider change (GSC).

  • University of Florida Office of Sustainability
    After more than a decade of student, faculty, and administrative commitment to sustainability on campus, The University of Florida inaugurated its first fully funded Office of Sustainability on February 1, 2006. The Office of Sustainability website offers various resoures, information and tips on going green at UF (Office).


GAINESVILLE

  • There are various groups, organizations and events in Gainesville and Alachua County dedicated to promoting sustainability in their efforts. Here are some resources to help you get involved in the green movement:

  • Keep Alachua County Beautiful
    As an affiliate of Keep America Beautiful, Keep Alachua County Beautiful believes that each of us holds an obligation to preserve and protect our environment. Through our everyday choices and actions, we collectively have a huge impact on our world. It's really a simple concept, but one with far reaching effects. Keep America Beautiful follows a practical approach that unites citizens, businesses and government to find solutions that advance our core issues of preventing litter, reducing waste, and beautifying communities. Their mission is to beautify, conserve resources, recycle, educate and preserve our community's environmental legacy (Keep).

  • Cinema Verde
    Cinema Verde is the 2nd Annual Gainesville Environmental Film and Arts Festival March 18-27, 2011 and it has something for everyone. This ten-day festival seeks to raise consciousness about environmental issues, educate people on how each one of us can contribute toward sustainability and inform folks about environmental issues in their community (Cinema).

  • Alachua Conservation Trust
    Alachua Conservation Trust is a local, non-profit land trust that works with landowners to protect our great places. Since its incorporation in 1988, ACT has facilitated approximately 14,000 acres of public land purchases and private conservation easements. The mission of ACT is to protect the natural, historic, scenic and recreational resources in and around Alachua County, Florida. ACT protects land through purchase, donation, and conservation easements (Alachua).

  • Green Drinks - Gainesville
    Every month people who work in the environmental field meet up at informal sessions known as Green Drinks. They have a lively mixture of people from NGOs, academia, government and business. Come along and you'll be made welcome. It's a great way of catching up with people you know and also for making new contacts. Everyone invites someone else along, so there's always a different crowd, making Green Drinks an organic, self-organising network (Green).