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Welcome to the Environmental Center

COVID-19 Announcements

Environmental Center Office Hours

The Environmental Center office located in building 16, room 3111 will be open limited hours until further notice. The office will be open Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Staff can be reached via email anytime during normal business hours. Visit our Meet the Team page for contact information. 

Recent Updates

Community Cleanup - Saturday, March 27

Join the Environmental Center,  Public Health Alumni Network (PHAN)  and  Surfrider UNF  for a community cleanup at the Jacksonville Beach Pier. This event is part of a NOAA grant aimed at fighting ocean plastic pollution  Learn more about this upcoming cleanup by visiting the Plastic Reduction website. 

UNF Environmental Center 2021 Seed Grant recipients announced

The Environmental Center announces the faculty recipients of the 2021 Seed Grants. One project will focus on battling wildfires by using thermal imaging to improve tracking and the second project will study sink holes surrounding Florida’s Silver Spring. Read more about these and past Seed Grant recipients.

Coastal Florida Universities Team Up to Fight Ocean Plastic Pollution

The Environmental Center and Eckerd College have received a $150,000 award from the NOAA Marine Debris Program to reduce single-use plastic consumption and foster long-term pro-environmental behaviors among undergraduates in coastal communities. The goal is to reduce generation of marine debris in those areas over time. Read more about the collaboration or visit the Plastic Reduction website for details on upcoming events.