Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 62.51
Liaison Matthew Williams
Submission Date Jan. 31, 2011
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STARS v1.0

University of Florida
Tier2-1: Student Group

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Stephanie Sims
Implementation Coordinator
Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution have an active student group focused on sustainability?:

A brief description of the student group:

Gators for a Sustainable Campus (GSC) is a student organization that works closely with the University of Florida Office of Sustainability. GSC encourages and empowers students to strive for sustainability, through campus and community outreach efforts.

GSC Mission Statement

Gators for a Sustainable Campus is a grassroots, action-oriented student organization created to help UF students contribute to economic, social, and environmental sustainability. We have three main goals.
1. Raise Awareness: Education lays the foundation for campus sustainability. The more students know, the more effective they will be at creating positive change. We will spread our message by tabling, passing out information, showing films, and hosting debates.
2. Foster Sustainable Behavior: Our core mission is to help students become more sustainable. Through extensive research and preparation, we will develop social marketing plans that address students concerns and motivations. We will show them how they can take a personal role in ensuring that future generations will have the same opportunities we have.
3. Create Wider Change: Students have the power to create change beyond their own lives. With the help of outside organizations and businesses, we will give students a way to make a difference on a campus-wide scale. We will work to reduce the University of Florida’s negative effects on climate, the environment, and society through innovative competitions and campaigns.

The website URL where information about the student group is available:
+ Date Revised: July 11, 2011

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