a gator's guide to sustainable living
This Green Guide was created by students, for students, to let you
know all about sustainable living at UF But what does that mean?
Sustainability is commonly defined as meeting the needs of the
present without compromising the ability of future generations to
meet their own needs. Easily put, sustainability means not using up
our resources faster than they are replenished. It means environmental,
economic, and social well-being.
Why have we prepared this for you? We already know some of UF's
and Gainesville's secrets to sustainable living and we're happy to share.
More importantly, we've prepared this guide because everyone is
affected -visibly or not- by the decisions each of us makes everyday
And whether this guide encourages you to change a few light bulbs
in your house, or whether you are inspired to get involved with the
sustainability movement at UF, we want you to be informed.
This guide contains information that will be useful to you during your
entire stay at UF, so check it out and keep it handy. As a special treat,
we've included coupons in the backfor you to use at some great local
Green is good,
The Office of Sustainability Interns
OFFICE OF SUSTAINABILITY MISSION STATEMENT
The mission of the Office of Sustainability (www.sustainable.ufl.edu)
is to make the University of Florida in its operations, education,
research, and outreach a model of sustainability, integrating the goals
of ecological restoration, economic development, and social equity.
In pursuing this mandate, the Office of Sustainability will encourage
and facilitate the collaborative efforts of faculty, students, and staff to
generate knowledge, acquire skills, develop values, and initiate
practices that contribute to a sustainable, high quality of life on
campus, in the state of Florida, and across the globe.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
W h a t Y o u C a n D o ........................................................................................... ..................... 3
W h a t U F is D o in g .................................................................................. ..............................7
Class Time Courses, Majors and Recommended Reading .............................9
G et Involved Student O organizations ......................... ...................................... 1 3
R estau rants an d Lo cal B usin esses ................................. ........................................ 1 5
T h in g s to D o in G a in e sv ille ................................................................................................. 17
V o lu n te e r O p p o rtu n itie s ............................................................... .............................. 19
G ettin g A ro u nd Transp o rtatio n .................................. ........................................ 2 1
G re e n G o o d ies C o u p o n s .......................................................... ..............................2 3
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WHAT YOU CAN DO
If everyone in the world used as many resources as the average
American, we would need FIVE planet Earths! The problem is, we
only have one. We must consume fewer resources if the generations
to come are to survive. Find out how many Earths would be necessary
if everyone lived like you. Calculate your ecological footprint at: http://
www.earthday.net/Footprint/index.asp# .Then, try out some of the
ideas listed below to reduce your footprint on the Earth and make
your life more sustainable. Every little action counts, so do your part!
Register to vote in Alachua County at the Supervisor of Elections
office, or pick up a registration form at the Post Office or the Student
Government Office on the third floor of the Reitz Union.
In Gainesville, we recycle all plastic with a #1 or #2 on the bottom,
aluminum and tin cans, and glass jars and bottles. Make sure to rinse
out everything you recycle and remove lids. You can also recycle
newspaper, magazines, phonebooks, and corrugated cardboard.
Remember, don't throw any non-recyclables into the bins one bad
apple ruins the whole bunch.
Campus wide: See the Sustainable Campus map at http://campusmap.
ufl.edufor on-campus recycling locations. On campus, #1 and #2
plastics, aluminum and tin cans, glass bottles, newspaper, office paper,
and corrugated cardboard are all recyclable. Campus even has places
to recycle batteries, ink cartridges, and styrofoam packaging peanuts.
Check out Do ItReitz on the ground floor of the union.
In a residence hall: Amoung other things, The Inter-Residence Hall
Association (IRHA) is placing a blue recycling bin in each room of many of
the residence halls on campus.
In a house: Gainesville offers blue and orange bins for residents that are
collected every week along with regular trash. Visit this website for more
In an apartment: Apartment buildings in Gainesville are required to
have recycling bins. If your apartment does not, please call this number
to report it: 352 334-2130.
Recyclemania is a nationwide recycling competition among
universities and colleges in which UF is participating.
Check it out at http://www.recyclemania.com.
Get a filter and Nalgene bottle so you can stop buying
bottled water tap water is as clean as bottled
water, and a filter will make it taste great!
Take shorter showers.
Turn off water when brushing your teeth and shaving.
50% of all water use by Florida residents is for watering
lawns let rain water your yard, not sprinklers.
Only wash full loads of laundry and dishes.
Does that need to be printed?
Save scrap paper for drafts/notepaper.
Recycle a newspaper by returning it to the bin.
Use fewer paper towels; try a cloth napkin instead.
Buy products made with recycled paper or cardboard.
Bring your own mug to the coffee shop to reduce waste and
get a discount! Gator Dining now offers re-usable mugs.
Get rid of junk mail (this is something to tell your parents, too)
Send a letter to:
Mail Preference Service
Direct Marketing Association
PO. Box 9008
Farmingdale, NY 11735-9008
This spring, be on the lookout for the dorm energy competition, during
which residence halls on campus will compete to see who can save the
most electricity and win a prize. However, you don't have to wait until
spring to start saving.
Turn off the lights and fan when you leave the room.
Install compact-fluorescent light bulbs they use 75% less
energy than regular bulbs.
Keep the thermostat at 78 degrees in summer and 68 degrees
in winter, you look cute in those shorts/that sweater anyways.
Open blinds for light during the day.
Unplug electronics and cell phone chargers when not in use
they use electricity even when not turned on!
Turn off computers at night or when you leave for more than
two hours, and turn off that printer when you are done.
If you leave for the weekend or a short trip, unplug everything
in your room or apartment.
Make sure all the appliances you buy are Energy Star certified.
EAT AND SHOP GREEN
Eat vegetarian (even for a day). It takes 5000 gallons of water
to create a pound of meat. It takes 30 gallons to create a
pound of fruits, vegetables or grains. Use fewer resources and
Get karma-free vegetarian Krishna lunch for $3 every weekday
in the Plaza of the Americas.
Buy organically grown products not only can your apples be
organic, but your cotton t-shirts can be, too.
Bring your own bag to the grocery store and return used plastic
bags and egg cartons to the bins in front of Publix.
Lookfor the green leaf signs at Fresh Food Company and Gator
Corner dining halls on campus for locally grown produce.
Buy groceries at the Union Street Farmers Market downtown
every Wednesday from 4pm to 7pm, where local farmers sell
Drive less and drive calmly combine trips and errands, take
it easy on the gas and brake pedals, and go slower on the
highway (you will improve your gas mileage). Also, don't idle
your engine for more than ten seconds it takes less gas to
turn it off and back on.
If you have to fly or drive long distances, purchase carbon off
sets. For not too much money, you can make up for all the
carbon your travel releases into the atmosphere. Check out
Live Neutral for more information: http://www.liveneutral.org.
Ride a bike, ride the bus, take a walk, or carpool.
Don't throw away all your stuff when you move into and out of
dorms or apartments sell or donate it. Also, get what you need
from garage sales, second-hand stores, Craigslist.org or Facebook
marketplace. Chances are, you can find it at those places instead of
going to the store and paying full price. If you have to buy new, shop
local. It helps support your local economy, and it can also mean shorter
transport distances for your goods.
Join a student organization, see page 13 for sustainability
Teach kids about solar energy and recycling with Gators for A
Join the Green Team helpTailGATORS at football games
recycle cans and bottles; join the Green Team Facebook Group.
Volunteer with the Office of Sustainability, email Anna Prizzia
Participate in a dumpster dive or a creek clean-up.
Round up some Air Potatoes every spring in Gainesville area
parks at the Great Air Potato Round-up.
Build a Solar Trike with American Solar Energy Society.
GREEN GRADUATION PLEDGE
UF has a Graduation Pledge that all students are encouraged to take.
When you graduate, you can sign the pledge, which states:
"I pledge to explore and take into account the social and envi-
ronmental consequences of any job I consider and will try to improve
these aspects of any organizations for which I work."
Lookfor the pledge table at the UF Bookstore during graduation gown
WHAT UF IS DOING
At UF, we are fortunate to have so many faculty and staff dedicated to
sustainability and constantly working to improve our institution. UF is
working hard, on every level, to bring sustainable principles into practice.
CAMPUS STATISTICS FOR ONE YEAR
We use 400 Mega Watts of electricity, or $40 million dollars
worth. Progress Energy is the university's main provider. Most of
our energy comes from non-renewable resources such as natural
gas and coal.
We generate 17,035 tons of solid waste, 5,992 of which are
recycled (35 %). UF recycles urban yardwaste, concrete, wooden
pallets, cardboard shipping boxes, and scrap metal. Cans and
bottles are just one part of the recycling program.
INNOVATIVE PROJECTS AND PROGRAMS
American College and University President's Climate Commitment:
UF's president Bernie Machen was the first to sign this pledge, UF is now
working on an action plan to reach carbon neutrality on campus by 2020.
Switching Out the Lights:
The Physical Plant Department (PPD) is actively retrofitting old lighting
fixtures with technology capable of providing the same illumination
with less energy.
Grounds and Maintenance:
Campus currently has over 30 conservation areas (look them up on the UF
map online). Campus follows the guidelines of protecting net biodiversity
and promoting the use of indigenous plants in landscaping.
UF has recycled over 200 million pounds of waste over 15 years. President
Machen has set a goal to make the campus Zero-Waste by 2015.
Building for a Better Environment:
All new buildings and renovations on campus are mandated to reach a
minimum of Silver LEED standards (LEED standards are a US green build-
ing rating system). Rinker Hall is certified Gold, the second highest LEED
standard. It also boasts a green roof on one section which is covered with
soil and live, native plants.
UF residential halls provide collection bins for charities during student
"move out."Also, recycling is offered in all dorms excluding the
Murphree Area. According to a new policy, UF will only purchase
Energy Star" appliances, or appliances that achieve a high energy
The University is now paying all of its full-time employees at least a"liv-
able wage."This includes all business partners on campus. UF now also
offers domestic partner benefits and insurance to graduate students.
UF and its corporate partners are working together to provide service
with a conscience. Pepsi, Wachovia, Progress Energy, Aramark, and Follet
help support many of the sustainability initiatives at UF
Closed Solid Waste Loop
Our Physical Plant Department runs all of its trucks and equipment on
a 20% biodiesel blend, some of this fuel comes from used fryer oil at
the Reitz Union.
UF policy supports campus sustainability by providing guidelines,
information, and resources for procuring products that will minimize
negative impacts on society and the environment to the greatest extent
Health and Safety
From purchasing recycled products to using Green Seal certified
cleaners, our Building Services division is doing many things to further
sustainability Even our carpets and vacuums carry a green label.
Check out the Office of Sustainability web page for more
information on campus sustainability
Several majors are based on environmental principles:
Agricultural and Life Sciences
Environmental Engineering Studies
Food and Resource Economics
Forest Resources and Conservation
Soil and Water Science
School of Natural Resources and the Environment
Wildlife Ecology and Conservation
Even if you don't major in these areas, sustainability related courses
are available in history, education, economics, anthropology and other
majors. Here are just a few:
IDH3931 Sustainability and the Integrated Bottom Line
Honors course that exposes students to the global trends towards
sustainability; how personal lifestyle choices can contribute to or
detract from sustainability goals; and how successful businesses
and governments are implementing sustainability.
IDS 4930 Facets of Sustainability
Features a wide array of faculty and community experts on diverse
topics relating to sustainability.
ANT 4403 Environment and Cultural Behavior
The interaction of people and their environment as mediated by
cultural institutions. Levels of socioeconomic adaptation in hunting
and gathering, pastoral and agricultural societies. Warfare and ritual
as ecological mechanisms.
BCN 1582 International Sustainable Development
Provides an overview of international trends in reducing the
environmental impacts of land development and construction.
Surveys best practices in a dozen countries around the world. (S, N)
ECP 3302 Environmental Economics and Resource Policy
The relations between environmental quality, resource utilization,
and economic institutions and policy. An examination of alternative
strategies and policies in solving the problems of environmental
quality and resource scarcity. (S)
EML 4416 Solar Energy
Nature and availability, collection and storage, solar properties of
materials, conversion to heat, power and electricity for domestic and
industrial consumption including transportation.
SCE 4342 Environmental Education Methods and Materials
This course provides an introduction to the history, philosophy,
and status of environmental education as well as exposure to
current environmental education teaching approaches, activities,
programs and curricula in both school and non-school settings.
GEO 3372 Conservation of Resources
A survey of natural resources and a study of wise and wasteful
practices of these resources. Course satisfies resource certification
for social studies teachers.
EUH 3683 The History of Consumption
Combines economic, social, and political history, studies the rise of
consumer culture from the eighteenth century to the present. (H)
FRC 1010 Growing Fruit for Fun and Profit
For students, especially non-majors, desiring a concise mini-course in
fruit growing and marketing.
PHM 3032 Ethics and Ecology
A normative study of the relationships between human beings and the
environment, with special emphasis on land and resources.
POT 3503 Environmental Ethics and Politics
An intensive investigation into the history and theory of environmental
ethical and political thought.
LEI 4833 Ecotourism
A study of the components, history, practice and current issues of
nature based tourism. Explores principles and problems of ecotourism
for natural resources and host populations. Includes rural tourism,
economic impacts, tourism life cycle and case studies.
URP 4715 Bikeways Planning and Design
Planning and design of bicycle paths, greenways and facilities that form
a networkfor non-motorized transportation.
WST 3349 Ecofeminism
Provides a holistic framework for understanding the connections
between environmental, feminist, and social justice issues. This course
will critically analyze positions within ecofeminist theory. (W,R)
A more complete list of courses can be found on the Office of
Sustainability website, at www.sustainability.ufl.edu/courses
READ ALL ABOUT IT
Books with a sustainable message
Natural Capitalism: Creating the Next Industrial Revolution,
Paul Hawken, Amory Lovins, and L. Hunter Lovins
TheSustainability Revolution, Andres R. Edwards
Developing Ecological Consciousness, Christopher Uhl
Plan B 2.0: Rescuing a Planet, Lester Brown
Planet U: Sustaining the World, Reinventing the University,
Michael M'Gonigle, Justine Starke
Ishmael, Daniel Quinn
Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things, William
McDonough, Michael Braungart
Living Green: A Practical Guide to Simple Sustainability,
Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed,
The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals,
The Sustainability Advantage, Bob Willard
THE BIG SCREEN
Movies with a sustainable message
An Inconvenient Truth
Who Killed the Electric Car?
Over the Hedge
Responsible Printing is
StorterChilds Printing Company has completed
its Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)
certification. Carrying the FSC certification
logo on your printed materials tells the world
that you support the highest social and
environmental standards in the market where
you use paper. Your purchase of FSC-certified
printing contributes to forest conservation.
PRINTING COMPANY, INC.
A CONSOLIDATED GRAPHICS COMPANY
1540 NE Waldo Road Gainesville, FL 32641 Phone 352.376.2658 x332 Toll free 800.235.2658
Faculty and Student Government groups working toward UF's
Sustainability Committee seeks to enhance the University's standing
as a global leader in sustainability. http://www.dso.ufl.edu/vpsa
Chomp the Vote is Student Government's agency reponsbile for
registering our students to vote and increasing student voter turnout.
Volunteers needed! Email director Frank Bracco at firstname.lastname@example.org
Graduate Assistants United represents graduate students in forming
contracts with the University and fighting for benefits such as health
care and pay-raises for grad students. http://www.ufgau.org
Student Government Secretary of Environmental Affairs works to
increase environmental awareness and clean-up, both on
campus and in the community, http://www.sg.ufl.edu/branches/
Student Senate Ad-Hoc Sustainability Committee consists
of nine senators who work to make the campus more sustainable
through various initiatives.
Student Government Students Taking Action Against Racism
(STAAR): It is STAAR's mission to encourage a diverse atmosphere for
UF students to grow and learn from. http://www.sg.ufl.edu/staar
SUSTAINABLE STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS
More information on all student organizations at UF, including
officers and meeting times. http://www.union.ufl.edu/involvement
Gators for a Sustainable Campus promotes awareness and action for
sustainability on campus. GSC is the leader of the Renewable Energy Fee
initiative and is affiliated with the UF Office of Sustainability.
The Student Chapter of the Wildlife Society is affiliated with The
Wildlife Society, which are part of the networkfor the professional
society for wildlife biologists, http://www.wecufl.edu/entities/tws/
The Wetlands Club gives those who study and enjoy wetlands
an opportunity to socialize with others who share their interests.
Club members learn about and explore wetlands and teach others by
participating in public service projects, http://grove.ufl.edu/-wetlands
Environmental Horticulture Club helps students prepare for ca-
reers in the horticulture industry by making connections with industry
through classes, club events, and internships.
Bioenergy and Sustainable Technology Society provides a forum
within which to discuss and educate the members and the public
at-large about the technological realities, politics and economics of
bioenergy and renewable resources, energy conversion and distribution
and sustainable technologies. http://grove.ufl.edu/-bests
American Solar Energy Society at UF is committed to
sustainable solutions to our energy needs. http://grove.ufl.edu/-ases
Human Rights Awareness on Campus promotes awareness
and activism concerning human rights abuses around the world,
particularly in cases of genocide, http://grove.ufl.edu/~hra
UF Environment, Science, and Policy Society (ESPS) provides
a forum to educate the members and the public at-large about the
dynamics of the environment, science and policy making.
Students Making Trade Fair provides an open floor for discussion
of trade-related issues and to inform UF students about Fair Trade as a
Engineers Without Borders is a network sharing the vision of a world
where all people have access to adequate sanitation, safe drinking water,
and the resources to meet their other self-identified engineering and
economic development needs, http://www.ewb-uforg
Change the World: Student Social Entrepreneurs at UF
educates students to think innovatively about social problems in the
local community and around the world and empower them to create
positive social change. http://changetheworlduf.org
UF Students in Free Enterprise SIFE facilitates student teams to take
what they are learning in the classroom and use that knowledge to
create and implement educational outreach projects in their
CULTURAL STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS
Information on UF's many cultural groups can be found online at
EAT, SHOP & BE GREEN
By patronizing sustainability-minded businesses you can help build
a stronger market for responsible business growth, support our local
economy, and find some darn tasty treats along the way.
These are just a few of the restaurants in Gainesville that serve organic,
locally grown foods, have great vegetarian and vegan options, pay
living wages, and/or use recycled materials.
2nd Street Bakery
1151 NW2nd St.
Ben and Jerry's
1638 W University Ave
1245 W University Ave.
Book Lover's Cafe
505 NW 13th St.
Burrito Bros.Taco Co.
1402 W University Ave.
(352) 372 5330
1432 W University Ave.
2020 NW 13th St.
1210 NW 14th Ave.
SE 1st Ave.
407 NW 13th St.
2 W University Ave.
3303 W University Ave.
W University Ave.
Leonardo's By the Slice
W University Ave.
101 SE2nd PI.
Mildred's Big City Food
3445 W University Ave.
New Deal Cafe
3445 W University Ave.
12 SW 1st Ave.
1800 NE 23rd Ave.
Sweet Dreams Ice Cream
3437 W University Ave.
Sweetwater Organic Coffee
1331 S. Main St.
12 SE 2nd Ave
Tim & Terry's Music and More
1417 NW 1st Ave.
30 N Main Street
Whether you want sweatshop-free shirts, gently-used jeans, or organic
tomatoes, here are the places to find them.
Downtown Farmer's Market
4-7 pm Wednesdays
Sun Center Mall around the Hippodrome
515 NW 23rd Ave
Mother Earth Market
521 NW 13th Street, 32601
CLOTHING AND MORE
15 S.W. Ist Ave.
Flashback's Recycled Fashions
509 NW 10th Ave.
(352) 375 3752
Humane Society Thrift Shop
2029 NW 6 Street
The Second Hand Rose
710 N Main St.
Waldo Flea Market
H iI. 301,Waldo
Saturday and Sunday
Play It Again Sports
3425 W. University Ave
3333 SW 34th St.
GREEN THINGS TO DO
THE GREAT OUTDOORS
Gainesville and its 1 1i i. 1. ii. i areas are teeming with parks that have great
activities such as hiking, sightseeing, tubing, and swimming.
UF owns its own lake and park! E I I i here is free with your Gator 1 ID
card, 1i I1i i1 I canoeing, water skiing,,. I. II boats, a ropes course, and more.
HF. II, 441 (8 miles south of campus)
Devil's Millhopper Geological State Park
A 120 ft. sinkhole that leads down to a miniature rain forest.
4732 -' ill. .1 .1 i- Road, 32653
Gainesville-Hawthorne Trail State Park
A 16 mile recreational trail for walking, c ii.. and horseback h,..I
3400 SE 15th Street, 32641
Ginnie Springs Outdoors
Picturesque springs for tubing, swimming, and camping.
300 NE Ginnie Springs ... Ili Springs, FL 32643
Ichetucknee Springs State Park
A six mile river that flows i ., ii shaded hammocks and wetlands great for
tubing, canoeing, swimming, and hiking.
12087 S.W US Hwy 27 Fort White, 32038
Payne's Prairie Preserve State Park
Opportunities for hiking, horseback ill.1. '.1 ii i and viewing wildlife.
100 Savannah Blvd.Micanopy, 32667
Alfred A. Ring Park
A system of nature trails and ...i.. I i11 leads visitors along
Hogtown Creek and i.. .'. ii Upland Mixed Forest.
ENTERTAINMENT AND CULTURE
The Civic Media Center
The CMC hosts ,, ill i .and concerts, shows movies and plays, and offers an
alternative library with 10,000 items.
1021 West University Ave.
The Hippodrome State Theatre
This beautiful 1iii. i, I in downtown Gainesville is a performing arts and
independent movie theatre.
25 SE 2nd Place, 32601
Samuel P Harn Museum of Art
Commonly known as the Harn, this museum is on campus on Hull Road, is FREE,
and hosts Museum ii. i11 .along with the Museum of Natural History every
Thursday for UF students. http://www.harn.ufl.edu
Florida Museum of Natural History
Check out the Megalodon Shark Exhibit, the Butterfly Rainforest, and the
Museum i. ii activities. UF students get a discount! http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu
Phillips Center for Performing Arts
Hosts internationally recognized music, dance, and theatre performances.
Student tickets for all performances are just $10.
315 Hull Rd
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There are thousands of ways to volunteer during your time here at UF
Find something you like and go for it.
Scan over the"Gator Times" in your email. Different ways to get
involved are listed each week.
Visit the Center for Student Involvement on the 3rd floor of the
Reitz, they will help find something right for you.
Check the Gainesville listing for volunteers needed here:
Gainesville Pet Rescue
There are many ways to help our furry friends in need.
Alachua County Humane Society: From dog walking, dog bathing,
cat grooming, cleaning, delivery drivers, to administrative help and
photographers, they need you. http://www.alachuahumane.org
Ushers for the University of Florida Performing Arts
They contribute to the arts and see shows for free. Call 352-392-1900,
ext. 315. http://performingarts.ufl.edu/giving/volunteer/
Florida Museum of Natural History
Whether they're with a curator or with youngsters in the Butterfly
Rainforest, volunteers are a vital part of their mission. Contact Julie
Crosby, at (352) 846-2000, ext. 210 or email email@example.com
Civic Media Center
Non-profit alternative media venue. Call (352) 373-0010 or e-mail
Student Adjunct for City Advisory Board
The city offers a spot specifically for a student on 18 of its advisory
boards. To be eligible to apply, a student must attend a meeting of the
board of his or her choice in August or September. See http://www.
cityofgainesville.org/organiz/clerk/meetings.aspx or contact SG's Com-
munity Political Affairs Cabinet at firstname.lastname@example.org
Women for Wise Growth
An organization of women dedicated to preserving a quality of life in
Alachua County, Florida, that enhances the social and environmental
fabric of our com munity. http://treecity.net/wwg/index.html
League of Women Voters (not just for ladies!)
A nonpartisan political organization, encourages informed and active
participation of citizens in government. http://www.lwv-alachua.org
Gainesville's Nature Operations Division
As a volunteer you might find yourself roaming the trails assisting
biologists with a variety of environmental projects. Apply online.
Watershed Action Volunteers
Clean up a creek or help teach kids about water conservation.
UF Clean Water Campaign
Work with UF students passionate about clean water ways.
Friends of Payne's Prairie
Provide support through fund raising, outreach, and
education. For additional information, please contact JulieAnne
Tabone, at 352.466.4944 or JulieAnne.Tabone@dep.state.fl.us.
Alachua County Crisis Center
24-hour telephone crisis intervention and counseling service. To
volunteer call 352-264-6785 or visit http://crisiscenter.alachua.fl.us
Habitat For Humanity
UF students coming together to build homes in the Gainesville
community. Contact: Lawrence Stratton email@example.com
There are many ways to get involved with Rebuild's home repair efforts.
Shands at the University of Florida
Assist with patient and visitor escort, patient transportation, childcare,
adult visitation, tours, and patient mail service. Call 352.265.0360.
St. Francis House
Homeless Shelter and Soup Kitchen. Call 352-378-1883.
This organization an innovative solution that gives food companies a
convenient, reliable and safe way to channel surplus food to hungry
Save money, avoid traffic and parking hassles, and prevent pollution by
leaving your car at home. With all the modes of transportation UF and
Gainesville have to offer, traveling alone by car may soon be a thing of
The main part of campus is not that large, so walking is always an
option. Many restaurants and shops on University Ave. are within
walking distance from campus.
Bicycling is an excellent way to minimize car use and get exercise
at the same time. It will also get you to class faster than walking.
Because more people at UF are turning to bicycles as a transportation
alternative to cars, changes have been made on campus to facilitate
bicycle traffic. Bike lanes have been designated for bicyclists on
campus roads that get the most traffic.
Worried about bike theft? UPD offers bicycle registration in order to aid
in recovery in the case of bicycle theft. To register your bicycle, simply
stop by UPD's offices or stop any UPD patrol person and ask him or her
to register your bicycle.
Free Bike Repair
Student Government offers FREE bike repair outside the Reitz Union
from 10am to 4pm Monday through Friday.
Where can I get a bike?
Graduating students sell their bikes all the time on Facebook
Marketplace and Craigslist.org. Gainesville has a lot of used and
new bike shops as well. Here are a few:
Chain Reaction Bicycles 1630 W. University Ave.
Swamp Cycle 534 SW 4th Ave.
Gator Cycle 3321 SW Archer Rd.
Spin Cycle 424 W. University Ave.
Bike Route NW 43rd St. and Hwy. 441
Mr. Goodbike 425 NW 13th St.
Recycled Bicycles 805 W. University Ave.
Riding the bus: good for listening to your ipod, people watching and
reducing pollution and traffic.
Regional Transit System (RTS)
UF students, faculty and staff enjoy unlimited access to all RTS services
anytime. It's FREE with your Gator 1 ID card! RTS has routes throughout
the UF campus and Gainesville. And for your weekends out, there are
three Later Gator buses that take students downtown at night.You can
find RTS bus schedules all over campus and online at www.go-rts.com.
Homesick? If you don't bring your car, how can you go home for the
weekend or holidays? If carpooling is not an option, GMG Transport
and the Miami Bus Service provide weekly service to/from Gainesville
and Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, Pompano, West Palm Beach, Ft. Pierce, and
Orlando for only $40. UF does not endorse any particular service.
If you need a vehicle for a specific errand or trip, you still don't need
your own car. The FlexCar program offers 8 low-emission vehicles on
campus to choose from, including 3 hybrids. FlexCar members just
pay $5.50 per hour or $55 per day for the vehicle, gas, insurance,
maintenance, a reserved parking space, 150 free miles per trip, roadside
assistance and 24-hour customer service. For more information visit
UF GreenRide helps you find carpool partners by searching for other
employees or students who live near you and have similar schedules
and lifestyle preferences. You'll even get to see a map of the general
area showing potential carpoolers near you. Visit the site at
Have any questions? Check out our FAQ section on the sustainability
website at http://www.sustainable.ufl.edu/faq.html.
Any Ideas or Events to Share? Visit our forum at https://sustainability.
ufl.edu/forum/categories.aspx?catid= 19&en tercat=y.
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SUSTAINABLE GATOR PLEDGE
As a member of the UF community, I will do my best to minimize
my environmental impacts by pledging to practice the following:
Wash my clothes in cold water.
Use compact fluorescent bulbs.
Use items with recycled content.
Buy local when it's an option.
Recycle all plastic, glass, and aluminum containers.
Make sure that my computer is set to go into sleep mode.
Hold my representatives responsible for their actions by voting.
Think twice before printing, print double-sided, and recycle all paper.
Use reusable coffee cups and glasses so I can stop using paper ones.
Take shorter showers and turn off water when brushing my teeth, etc.
Walk, bus, bike, and carpool when I can, and combine errands to reduce
Turn off computers, lights, and other equipment, and unplug electronics.
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