Press Release for Monday, October 14, 2013
University of North Florida Hosts Campus Sustainability Week
Media Contact: Joanna Norris, Associate Director
Department of Public Relations
The Environmental Center at the University of
North Florida has a full week of events planned to celebrate Campus
Sustainability Week, which is designed to educate and inform students, faculty
and staff on the importance and long-lasting effects of sustainability on
campus and around the Jacksonville community. The week-long events begin
Monday, Oct. 21, and run through Thursday, Oct. 24.
The 2013 Campus Sustainability Week events
are as follows:
Green Carpet Film Series:
6:30 to 9 p.m. Monday, Oct. 21, Coxwell Amphitheater at the
screening of “Biophilic Design: The Architecture of Life.” Film starts at 7
followed by a panel discussion. Bring a blanket or folding chair. Popcorn and
refreshments will be available. Free parking available in Lot 5, located near
the Student Wellness Complex.
Campus Sustainability Forum:
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, Building
58W, Student Union Ballrooms A & B—The UNF Sustainability Committee will
host its first Campus Sustainability Forum. Come hear UNF faculty/staff discuss
efforts that are being made to improve campus sustainability. Lunch will be
provided. Pre-registration is encouraged.
Night Hike at the Sawmill Slough Preserve:
7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, J.M.
Golden Environmental Pavilion—Come experience the Sawmill Slough Preserve at
night during this one-mile hike. Hikers will learn to use both their eyes and
ears to locate the different creatures that come out after dark. The hike will
start/finish at the John Golden Environmental Education Pavilion, located at
Building 54 in Parking Lot 100, next to the Parking Services Building. Space is
limited. Sign up at
Garbage on the Green:
7:30 a.m. to 4p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23, Osprey Plaza at the Student
Union, Building 58—This annual University-sponsored event is aimed at educating
students, faculty and staff about ways to reduce campus trash through
recycling, litter-prevention practices and other environmental issues. During
the event, volunteers sort through garbage to identify and quantify the types and
sources of materials in UNF’s solid waste stream. The findings are then used to
increase recycling and reduce waste.
‘What is Organic About Organic’ Screening:
7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23,
Building 58W, Student Union Ballrooms A & B—In observance of national Food
Day, there will be a screening of the documentary "What is Organic About
Organic,” which delves into the debates that arise when a grassroots
agricultural movement evolves into a booming international market.
Food Day and Natural High Fair:
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24,
Building 58, Osprey Plaza at the Student Union—Food Day is a nationwide
celebration and a movement toward more healthy, affordable and sustainable
food. The Natural High Fair will showcase games and interactive tables as well
as promote an overall healthy lifestyle. Free food will be provided.
For more details about Campus
Sustainability Week events, visit
or contact James
Taylor, UNF Environmental Center coordinator, at
or at (904)
university located on an
environmentally beautiful campus, offers students who are dedicated to
enriching the lives of others the opportunity to build their own futures
through a well-rounded education.