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Save Money on Vending Purchases with a Gator 1 Card

Pepsi Vending Promo

Students and staff members will receive a $0.50 cent discount on Pepsi purchases made with a Gator 1 Card at any vending machine on campus. The Gator 1 vending account can be opened in person at Gator 1 Central or online at bsd.ufl.edu/vending. This prepaid debit account is for students and staff members to use […]

Now accepting nominations for the 2019 Champions for Change Awards!

Champions for Change Awards

Do you know someone who has made an impact in the areas of sustainability or health and well-being at UF? Nominate them for the 2019 Champions for Change Awards! A partnership program between the Office of Sustainability and Healthy Gators, the annual Champions for Change Awards recognize individuals and groups in the UF community who […]

UF’s Kathey Porter Wins Supplier Diversity Advocate of the Year Award from the Florida State Minority Supplier Development Council

Kathey Porter

Our own director, Kathey Porter, was recently named Supplier Diversity Advocate of the Year by the Florida State Minority Supplier Development Council at its 43rd Annual Awards Gala. According to the council’s website, this award is given to those who are visible in the business community, a strong supporter of the FSMSDC organization and actively […]

Gator Emergency Medical Unit (GEMRU) Bleeding Control Kit Program

Deployment of Bleeding Control Kits With an eye toward the continuing safety of the University of Florida campus; the UF Department of Public Safety, with support from the Student Government, has begun a phased deployment of bleeding control kits. The purpose of these kits is to provide easily accessible, life-saving equipment in the case of […]

Gators make gains on waste!

GATORS MAKE GAINS ON WASTE

UF achieved a milestone in September when it diverted more than 50 tons of food waste and paper towels for composting in a single month. We have come a long way from the mere 2.76 tons collected when UF first rolled out the program in January 2014! The UF food waste composting program has steadily […]

UF Passport Facility Earns Perfect Score

Certificate of Superior Achievement

The UF Mail & Document Services department and its Passport Acceptance Agents earned a perfect score for the second straight audit on the Acceptance Facility Review Report, issued by the Miami Passport Agency. UF Mail & Document Services is a U.S. Passport Acceptance Facility and is certified by the U.S. Department of State. The Acceptance […]

O’Connell Center Director Earns Woman Of Influence Honor

Reinhart and O'Connell Center

Lynda Reinhart, director of the Stephen C. O’Connell Center, was recently selected by VenuesNow Magazine as a 2018 Woman of Influence. Reinhart is one of five women in the live events industry selected by the magazine to receive the honor. As reported in the magazine: “Reinhart has spent her career in Gainesville, working at the venue as a […]

O’Connell Center earns TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence award

The Stephen C. O’Connell Center is pleased to announce that it has received a 2018 Certificate of Excellence award from TripAdvisor for the consistent achievement of high ratings from travelers.

Neutral UF Coalition provides an easy way to offset carbon footprint

Sustainability Fair

The Neutral UF Coalition is designed to lower the carbon footprint of campus by addressing areas such as employee transportation; buildings, offices and operations; and university events and business travel.

Facilities Services Grounds Department wins Beautification Award

Academic Research Building courtyard

UF’s Facilities Services Grounds Department has been awarded the 2018 Public Spaces Award from the Gainesville City Beautification Board.