Welcome to the Environmental Center   


Many of the challenges of the 21st century will be environmental as humankind tests the carrying capacity of our planet. These environmental issues and problems are by their very nature multidisciplinary, so UNF has adopted a cooperative and integrated approach to understanding our environment and managing resources wisely. The Environmental Center will respond to the pressing need for research relevant to environmental issues, help design thoughtful planning processes, encourage responsible stewardship, and help prepare the next generation of environmentally literate society leaders.  


The mission of the Environmental Center is to establish, develop, and support cross-disciplinary education and research related to the environment. The Center fosters programs for students, faculty, and staff to pursue environmental activities through academics, research, and extracurricular activities. Also, the Center conducts and supports campus infrastructural projects involving sustainability and the campus’s natural environment. The Center develops connections and collaborations among university entities and between the university and the region.


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 Office Location, Hours, and Contact

UNF Environmental Center

1 UNF Drive

Building 1, Suite 2200

Jacksonville, FL 32224

Monday through Friday


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In the News


Environmental Symposium

Registration is now open for the 2014 Environmental Symposium: Moving Toward a Clean, green City. The symposium will bring together residents, government agencies, utilities and innovators in a forum designed to foster an atmosphere of cooperation in environmental achievement. Click here to register.


Volunteers Needed at 

Castaway Island Preserve  

The UNF Environmental Center will be assisting the Timucuan Trail Parks Foundation with upkeep to a butterfly garden and trail maintenance at Castaway Island Preserve Friday, July 25 from 9 a.m. to noon. Contact the Environmental Center to register and carpooling information. Click here for more information


UNF Professor Studies 

Impact  of Outdoor 

Classes for Kindergartners 

Dr. Erin Largo-Wight, UNF associate professor of public health, was recently featured in The Florida Times-Union for her research on outdoor classrooms and their impact on student well-being and learning. The study was paid for by a $4,000 Seed Grant from the UNF Environmental Center. To read more about the study and its results, click here.