Upcoming Events

Find information about upcoming environmental programs, lectures, workshops and other events on campus and in the Jacksonville community. 


If you would like to add an event to our webpage, please send event details to ecenter@unf.edu

Rising Tides: Save Our Water Pub Crawl

Sunday, July 13, 2014
2-8 p.m.

Location: Mellow Mushroom, Avondale

Cost: $5 donation suggestion

Join members of the Rising Tides, St. Johns Riverkeeper's young professionals group, for the third annual Save Our Water pub crawl in Riverside and Avondale. With beer in hand, they will be supporting and promoting the protection of the St. Johns River in partnership with SweetWater Brewing Co. The crawl will begin at Mellow Mushroom and stop at Loft, ZenCog, Rain Dogs, O'Brothers, and more. Find out more about the event here.


Sponsors: St. Johns Riverkeeper, Rising Tides and Sweetwater Brewing Co.

Volunteer with 1,000 Trees Jax

Saturday, July 19, 2014
10-11:30 a.m.

Location: Confederate Park 956 Hubbard St. Jacksonville, FL 32206

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1,000 Trees Jax would like to invite you to take part in it's first tree planting since launching the initiative at One Spark Crowd Funding Festival. We are working in collaboration with Jax Parks and JEA to host a native tree planting on the east side of Confederate Park. Please RSVP by sending an email to 1000treesjax@gmail.com. Volunteer positions are limited so first come, first served!

Sponsors: 1,000 Trees Jax 

Volunteer at Castaway Island Preserve

Friday, July 25, 2014
9 a.m. to noon

Location: Castaway Island Preserve

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Join the UNF Environmental Center and the Timucuan Park Trails Foundation at Castaway Island Preserve. Volunteers will help upkeep a butterfly garden and do trail maintenance. Contact the Environmental Center to register and for carpooling information. 


For all projects, volunteers must wear closed-toed shoes and it is highly recommended that they bring work gloves, sunscreen, bug spray, a hat, sunglasses and water. Volunteers must follow all park rules and policies as well as promote and exhibit safe behavior at all times. 


Sponsors: Timucuan Park Trails Foundation and UNF Environmental Center

2014 Jacksonville Environmental Symposium: Moving Toward a Clean, Green City.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Location: Adam W. Herbert University Center

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The City of Jacksonville’s Environmental Protection Board (EPB) and the University of North Florida Environmental Center are proud to present 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. There will be opening, lunch and closing general sessions as well as breakout sessions on six topics of interest.  We expect over 30 exhibitors and vendors also.  


Sponsor: City of Jacksonville and UNF Environmental Center

Don't Mess the Nest

Tuesday, August 26, 2014
5-6:30 p.m.

Location: Student Union Ballroom A & B

What better way to show your Osprey Spirit, than helping keep our campus beautiful. Don't Mess the Nest is a fun and interactive workshop all about campus sustainability and ways you can get involved! We will discuss recycling on campus, the Ogier Gardens, and UNF’s nature preserve and trails. Students who participate in the event will receive a free "Don't Mess the Nest" t-shirt and food. 


Sponsors: UNF Environmental Center and UNF Rotaract Club