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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2015 St. Johns River TLO 

Applications Deadline

The St. Johns River Transformational Learning Opportunity is open to all undergraduate students and is a once in a lifetime opportunity, Students who participate will spend spring break on the St. Johns River. Your days will be filled with canoe adventures, swimming in Florida springs and interacting with expert speakers throughout the trip. The deadline for applications is Friday, Oct. 31. Click here for applications and more information.  


Sunrise Yoga and Beach Cleanup

As part of Volunteer Services’ Lend-A-Week, the Environmental Center is hosting a sunrise yoga session and beach cleanup Wednesday, Nov. 5 at 6:45 a.m. Please bring a yoga mat or towel, and a reusable water bottle. Carpooling available. Click here for more information


Seed Grant Applications 

for UNF Faculty

Applications for Environmental Center Seed Grants for up to $6,000 are available to faculty or teams of UNF personnel that include at least one tenure track faculty member. Seed Grants are intended to stimulate the creation of multidisciplinary research projects related to the environment. Applications will be accepted until noon Monday, Nov. 3. Click here for more information.


Jacksonville Environmental   

Roundtable Directory

Interested in learning what community groups are making a difference in Northeast Florida? Want to get involved and volunteer? Then check out the Northeast Florida Environmental Roundtable Directory, which contains brief descriptions and contact information of community groups. Click here for more information.