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, J.J. Daniel Hall, Room 2200

Jacksonville, FL 32224


Monday through Friday

9 a.m. to 5p.m.

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Green Carpet Film Series

Come out to Corazon Cinema and Café in St. Augustine Tuesday, July 21, at 6 p.m. for a screening of "Who Owns Water?". In this this stunningly-shot, award-winning documentary film, brothers Michael and David Hanson return to the source of their childhood river and paddle it to the Gulf of Mexico to take you deep into the water wars. Everything comes down to one question, who owns water? Stick around after the film for a panel conversation featuring local experts. More.



Environmental Symposium

The City of Jacksonville Environmental Protection Board and the UNF Environmental Center are proud to present the 2015 Jacksonville Environmental Symposium. The symposium takes place Friday, Aug. 14 at the University Center. The symposium brings together residents, government agencies, utilities and innovators in a forum designed to foster an atmosphere of cooperation. The event features three general sessions and a number of breakout sessions on topics of interest. More


Digital Archive of the

Sawmill Slough Preserve

We are pleased to announce the official launch of the Digital Archive of the Sawmill Slough Preserve. It is designed as a resource for researchers and community members that highlights natural biodiversity, scientific research, species of concern, habitats, history and management of the Preserve.   Click here to view the Digital Archive .