|Submission Date||Jan. 31, 2011|
University of Florida
Tier2-6: Sustainability Events
Office of Sustainability
Does the institution hold major events related to sustainability, such as conferences, speaker series, or symposia, that have students as the intended audience?:
A brief description of the event(s):
The Office of Sustainability and student groups bring sustainability related speakers to campus each semester. Past speakers have included Jared Diamond, Blake Mycoskie of TOMS Shoes, Hunter Lovins, Bob Willard, and authors of sustainability related Common Reading Program books.
In 2006, UF hosted the first annual Florida Campus and Community Conference, which has become an annual gathering for university students, staff and the larger Florida community.
The Public Interest Environmental Law Conference is held annually at the UF Law School and targets both law students and professionals in the field.
UF student groups regularly participate in regional renewable energy networks and have hosted statewide gatherings on campus. In January of 2011, UF students will host the first Florida Student Sustainability Summit, designed for students from colleges and universities statewide to network and learn from experts in the field and from one another.
The website URL where information about the event(s) are available:
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