Campus Sustainability Week 

CSW Logo Campus Sustainability Week takes place Monday, Oct. 20, through Friday, Oct. 24 and is organized by the Environmental Center, with support from the UNF Sustainability Committee. The purpose of Campus Sustainability Week is to educate students, faculty and staff about sustainability initiatives on campus and in the Jacksonville community. The anchor event for the week is Garbage on the Green, a yearly waste audit and environmental education event that has become a campus tradition. 

For more information or for questions of how to get involved, please contact James Taylor.


Events from Past Campus Sustainability Weeks

2013 Campus Sustainability Week event calendar


Garbage on the Green Results Presentation

When: Monday, Oct. 20 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Where: In the Garbage on the Green tent outside the Student Union near the lake (If inclement weather, presentations will take place in Student Union, room TBD)


The Environmental Center will be hosting two presentations to inform the UNF community about the results of the 2013 Garbage on the Green waste audit. Presentation will also include information about other initiatives UNF has undertaken to achieve Florida's goal of a 75% recycling rate by 2020. The presentations will be done by James Taylor, Environmental Center Coordinator.    

Screening of WALL-E

When: Monday, Oct. 20 7:30-10 p.m.

Where: The Green (If inclement weather, movie will be shown in the Student Union Auditorium) 


The Disney Pixar movie WALL-E will be shown outside on The Green as part of Campus Sustainability Week. This fun movie features a small waste collecting robot that inadvertently embarks on a space journey that will ultimately decide the fate of mankind. The movie makes many parallels to today's waste problems and presents a grim future if we do not change our ways. In case of rain, this movie will be shown in the Student Union auditorium. Drinks and popcorn will be provided, please bring a chair or blanket to sit on. 

Electric Vehicle Charging Station Community Input Session

When: Tuesday, Oct. 21 at 1 p.m.

Where: In the Garbage on the Green tent outside the Student Union near the lake (If inclement weather, presentations will take place in Student Union, room TBD)


The UNF Sustainability Committee is currently exploring the potential to install electric vehicle charging stations on campus. This stems from results in the 2013 Commuter Preferences Survey, which was coordinated by the Environmental Center, that showed support for the installation of changing stations on campus. A community input session will be hosted to allow the UNF community to provide input on the project and the location of charging stations if the project moves forward. Please come out voice your opinion! 

Garbage on the Green and Eco-Expo

When: Wednesday, October 22 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: Osprey Plaza

Sponsors: Environmental Center, UNF Health Promotions, Republic Services, Pepsi 


Coordinated by the UNF Environmental Center with the support of physical facilities, Garbage on the Green provides volunteers with an interactive educational opportunity on ways to reduce campus trash through recycling, litter-prevention practices and other “environmental” issues. The program's primary purpose is to identify and quantify the types and sources of materials in UNF's solid waste stream. Having a direct experience with campus sustainability events like Garbage on the Green gives students, faculty and staff a dynamic perspective on the ecological impact they make in their everyday campus life, ultimately affecting how they interact with and perceive it. 


For more information, including how to register as a volunteer, please visit the Garbage on thee Green website.  

Guided Hike in the UNF Sawmill Slough Preserve

When: Friday, Oct. 24 from 10-11:30 a.m.

Where: Meet in front of the Eco-Adventures office in Parking Lot 100


Come take a tour of the UNF Sawmill Slough Preserve guided by Chuck Hubbuch, Preserve Curator and Justin Lemmons, Environmental Center Ecologist. The tour will begin at Lake Oneida and continue along the Robert W. Loftin Nature Trails. Throughout the hike you will be introduced to the various habitats, plants and animals within the Sawmill Slough Preserve, and learn about the management practices and research conducted in the Preserve. For more information contact Justin Lemmons.