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Institute of Environmental Research and Education

Environmental Sustainability Living-Learning Community

The Environmental Sustainability Living-Learning Community (LLC) offers students at the University of North Florida a chance to begin their journey towards environmental leadership. It provides a supportive environment for exploring environmental issues and sustainable initiatives, with hands-on experiences both on campus and in Northeast Florida ecosystems. Through this program, students will be equipped to make a meaningful difference in their surroundings, with opportunities tailored specifically for first-year LLC participant's skills, interests and passions in the environment. 

Benefits of joining the Environmental Sustainability LLC

  • Exclusive activities and adventures both on and off UNF's campus 
  • Access to environmental trainings and workshops (topics range from nature journaling to kayak guiding) 
  • Discount and preference for other IERE programs like the Florida Field School
  • Lifelong connections to like-minded peers and UNF faculty & staff

Environmental Sustainability LLC Website

Five students riding in the back of a nature tour trolley.

Eligibility and Course Requirements

  • Complete the Housing Contract & LLC and Interest Housing Application
  • Any section of HSC 2100 - Personal and Public Health
  • Live in the designated community, Osprey Fountains, in the Environmental Sustainability LLC
  • Support/Attend Living-Learning Community events and programs
Living Learning Community students group photos on boardwalk in preserve.

Program Learning Objectives

  • Create opportunities for students to interact with one another, share interests about the environment, and support one another's development.
  • Participate in events and activities on campus and in region that encourage sustainability.
  • Become aware of the impact personal lifestyle choices on and off campus that make on the environment.
  • Motivate students to make commitments for environmental sustainability. 
Three students standing on a guided path within a nature preserve.

Planned Opportunities

  • Nature hikes at Eco Adventure
  • Field Trip to local conservation organizations
  • Native tree planting on campus
  • Kayaking in the Guana Reserve
  • Involvement in local environmental festivals and events
  • Meet and greets with the Jacksonville Beach Sea Turtle Patrol
  • Kayaking and hiking throughout northeast Florida
  • Access to exclusive environmental & sustainability focused workshops and tours (on and off campus)
  • Community cleanups and service projects