Group Title: UF Sustainability implementation plans
Title: UF Sustainability In Stewardship Implementation Plan
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Title: UF Sustainability In Stewardship Implementation Plan
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Language: English
Creator: Office of Sustainability, University of Florida
Publisher: Office of Sustainability, University of Florida
Place of Publication: Gainesville, Fla.
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UF Sustainability in Stewardship Implementation Plan

Guiding Principle
Encourage all members of the Gator Nation to take responsibility for the
interdependent environmental, economic, and social consequences of their

Throughout the strategic visioning process, reoccurring themes related the
need for a culture shift and the creation of common/collective norms that
support sustainability. Every group revisited the need for sustainability to
become part of everyday life and operations for the UF community for the
campus to be a living laboratory for sustainable practices and behaviors.
Participants expressed that evolving a culture of sustainability at UF would
require effective leadership at all levels and a shared governance system for
all at UF to feel the shared responsibility and benefits of our collective

A session on Campus Culture also revealed that an overall shift in UF's
culture would be necessary to implement the visions developed by all of the

Desired Outcomes
Alumni Stewardship Alumni would carry the institutional principals of
sustainability into the work place and throughout their personal lives.

Career Resources UF offers support and resources regarding careers in

Climate Education As part of the Presidents Climate Commitment, UF
committed to make the effects of climate change and sustainability a part of
curriculum and other educational experiences for all students.

Cultural Climate UF will foster a cultural climate that supports a full range
of creative expression, artistic experience, and recreational opportunity.

Faculty and Staff Training UF would offer incentives for faculty and staff
to develop sustainability-related or focused courses and incorporate
sustainability into their courses or departments. Training and other
professional development opportunities in sustainability would be available
to all staff.

Institutional Commitment- UF's commitment to sustainability would be
reflected in the Mission, Strategic Plan, and all major UF communications,
and would be enforced in all policies. Sustainability measures would be
incorporated in performance appraisals.

Student Involvement Student organizations would demonstrate the values
and practices related to sustainability at UF.

Sustainability Literacy UF conducts an assessment of its incoming
students' sustainability literacy and conducts an assessment of the students'
sustainability literacy upon graduation. Sustainability is featured
prominently in new student orientation activities, materials distributed to
prospective and new students, and in Housing and Residence Life

Sustainability Recognition Program UF has an awards program that
recognizes sustainability achievements. Awards and recognition may be
granted to individuals, buildings, departments, colleges, or other
organizations within the campus community.

UF Sustainability in Stewardship Implementation Plan

Action Plan
The table on the following pages lists the initial actions that can be taken over the next three years to
move toward the vision for sustainability in Stewardship at UF. The intention of creating this list of
actions is to provide a platform for working groups as they begin to implement the vision. This list can
be modified over time, and is meant to be a "living document." Progress toward these actions will be
evaluated annually and an updated action plan will be developed in the spring of 2012.

Outcome Action People
Alumni Stewardship 1. Work with alumni to develop network for Alumni Association
sustainability and explore using social Office of Sustainability
networking sites for communication Student Government

Alumni Stewardship 2. Engage alumni in conversation about green jobs Alumni Association
and opportunities College Alumni Associations
*Career Resource Center

Career Resources 3. Identify sustainable career options at job fairs Career Resource Center
and showcases Student Government
*Colleges and Departments

Career Resources 4. Develop a clearinghouse for sustainability- Career Resource Center
related job postings and make it accessible to all Center for Leadership and Service
students Colleges and Departments
*Student Government

Career Resources 5. Develop training/resources on "green collar" job Career Resource Center
opportunities Gators for a Sustainable Campus

Climate Education 6. Integrate sustainability into student government Student Government (RUB, ACCENT, GGG, SGP, Blue Key)
Student Involvement programming Office of Sustainability

Climate Education 7. Develop more educational opportunities for Florida Museum of Natural History
climate education through cultural plaza Harn Museum of Art
Phillips Center for Performing Arts
Office of Sustainability

UF Sustainability in Stewardship Implementation Plan

Outcome Action People
Climate Education 8. Create a general education option on climate Sustainability Committee
change (e.g. Age of Dinosaurs) Office of the Provost
*Undergraduate Curriculum Task Force

Cultural Climate 9. Weave cultural and recreational opportunities Student Affairs
into academics, dining, and new student Florida Museum of Natural History
programming Gator Dining Services
Harn Museum ofArt
Phillips Center for Performing Arts
Reitz Union
Office of Sustainability

Faculty and Staff Training 10. Continue Green Your Office and Community Office of Sustainability
Based Social Marketing Training; develop new Human Resource Services
training materials to meet evolving needs and

Faculty and Staff Training 11. Expand campus-wide sustainability campaigns Office of Sustainability
such as Think Before You Ink Administrative & Professional Assembly
Faculty Senate
UF Communications Network

Faculty and Staff Training 12. Develop training program on sustainable Purchasing
purchasing Human Resource Services

Faculty and Staff Training 13. Expand training opportunities for custodial, Human Resource Services
maintenance, business services, IFAS, auxiliary, Business Services
and administrative assistant staff Housing
Physical Plant Division
Office of Sustainability

UF Sustainability in Stewardship Implementation Plan

Outcome Action People
Faculty and Staff Training 14. Develop benchmarks for sustainability Sustainability Committee
Sustainability Literacy education based on Undergraduate Task Force Office of Sustainability
Report Office of the Provost
Undergraduate Curriculum Task Force

Faculty and Staff Training 15. Promote and grow the Green Team Network Office of Sustainability
Colleges and Departments
Sustainability Literacy
Faculty Senate
Academic & Professional Assembly

Faculty and Staff Training 16. Expand sustainability education in Human Human Resource Services
Sustainability Literacy Resources new hire process and into on-going Office of Sustainability
"edutainment" programs

Faculty and Staff Training 17. Develop metrics for faculty and staff Sustainability Committee
Sustainability Literacy sustainability literacy Faculty Senate
Office of Sustainability

Institutional Commitment 18. Incorporate sustainability into the university's President's Cabinet
Mission, Strategic Plan, and all major UF Office of Sustainability
communications University Relations

Institutional Commitment 19. Explore inclusion of sustainability into Human Resource Services
performance appraisals Office of Sustainability

Student Involvement 20. Offer training and resources to groups at student Student Government
group registration (event planning guide, etc.) IDEAL
Office of Sustainability
Student Activities and Involvement (JWRU)

Student Involvement 21. Institutionalize the Green Gator Pledge and Office of Sustainability
Green Graduation Pledge Student Government
Alumni Association
Gators for a Sustainable Campus

UF Sustainability in Stewardship Implementation Plan

Outcome Action People
Student Involvement 22. Develop formal agency within student Student Government
Sustainability Literacy government to oversee and integrate Office of Sustainability
sustainability in student programming and

Sustainability Literacy 23. Integrate sustainability into the First Year Dean of Students Office
Florida curriculum Office of Sustainability

Sustainability Literacy 24. Reach out to college advisors and Office of Sustainability
communicators regarding sustainability Colleges and Departments
opportunities on campus UF Communicators Network

Sustainability Literacy 25. Institutionalize literacy survey for sustainability Office of Sustainability
(utilize first year student survey and exit Office of Institutional Research and Planning
student survey) Vice President for Student Affairs

Sustainability Literacy 26. Continue to develop sustainability strategic Student Affairs
goals within Student Affairs programming,
operations, and facilities

Sustainability Literacy 27. Continue to integrate sustainability into campus Cicerones
tours Office of Sustainability

Sustainability Literacy 28. Work to create a list of sustainability related Gators for a Sustainable Campus
movies for series across campus and ResTV Center for Film and Media Studies
Gators for a Sustainable Campus
Housing and Residence Education
Office of Sustainability
Reitz Union Board

UF Sustainability in Stewardship Implementation Plan

Outcome Action People
Sustainability Recognition 29. Develop recognition programs for sustainability Office of Sustainability
Program initiatives at UF (SSAP)

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