STARS 2.0

University of Florida

Gainesville, FL, US


Rating Score Valid Through Liaison Submitted Executive Letter
Silver - expired 51.12 Dec. 26, 2020 Matthew Williams June 30, 2017 Download
Curriculum
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UF offers nearly 200 sustainability related courses, as well as 70 sustainability focused courses. There are a variety of undergraduate, graduate, and certificate programs across various disciplines and colleges centered on sustainability: The College of ... read more
Credit Status
Academic Courses Complete
Learning Outcomes Complete
Undergraduate Program Complete
Graduate Program Complete
Immersive Experience Complete
Sustainability Literacy Assessment Not Pursuing
Incentives for Developing Courses Complete
Campus as a Living Laboratory Complete
Research
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UF is home to a number of research institutes, most notably the Florida Climate Institute and the UF Water Institute. These centers and institutes foster interdisciplinary collaboration on some of the world's most challenging problems. ... read more
Credit Status
Academic Research Complete
Support for Research Not Pursuing
Access to Research Not Pursuing
Campus Engagement
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UF has implemented a number of programs designed to engage and educate the campus community on issues around sustainability, health, wellbeing, diversity and inclusion. In the residence halls, designated Eco-Reps are charged with developing and ... read more
Credit Status
Student Educators Program Complete
Student Orientation Complete
Student Life Complete
Outreach Materials and Publications Complete
Outreach Campaign Complete
Employee Educators Program Complete
Employee Orientation Not Pursuing
Staff Professional Development Not Pursuing
Public Engagement
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The University of Florida is a member of AASHE, ACUPCC, Audubon International, and USGBC. UF Government Relations advocates for sustainability policy as it fits within the mission of the university. UF is also designated as ... read more
Credit Status
Community Partnerships Not Pursuing
Inter-Campus Collaboration Complete
Continuing Education Complete
Community Service Complete
Community Stakeholder Engagement Not Pursuing
Participation in Public Policy Not Pursuing
Trademark Licensing Complete
Hospital Network Not Pursuing
Air & Climate
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In 2006, UF's then-president J. Bernard Machen was among the first to sign the American College and University President’s Climate Commitment, committing to reduce our carbon emissions and educate our campus community about climate change. ... read more
Credit Status
Greenhouse Gas Emissions Complete
Outdoor Air Quality Complete
Buildings
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The UF Campus Master Plan outlines strategies for land use and responsible stewardship of resources that support the university’s mission. UF maintains 31 conservation areas on campus and 60 acres dedicated to teaching students and ... read more
Credit Status
Building Operations and Maintenance Not Pursuing
Building Design and Construction Complete
Indoor Air Quality Complete
Dining Services
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The University works closely with Gator Dining Services (ARAMARK) to achieve goals related to sustainability. In an effort to reduce water and energy use, and food waste, both campus dining halls have eliminated the use ... read more
Credit Status
Food and Beverage Purchasing Complete
Low Impact Dining Complete
Energy
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The University of Florida is committed to minimizing the environmental impacts of our campus buildings and ongoing operations. A strong component of this commitment is the reduction of campus energy use through efficiency improvements that ... read more
Credit Status
Building Energy Consumption Complete
Clean and Renewable Energy Complete
Grounds
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The University of Florida is committed to providing a campus that is safe, pleasant, and supportive of academic pursuits. With nearly 1,000 cultivated acres on main campus as well as outlying facilities, maintenance of landscaping, ... read more
Credit Status
Landscape Management Complete
Biodiversity Complete
Purchasing
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The University Purchasing and Disbursements Department and the Small Business & Vendor Diversity Relations Division make every effort to secure contracts with vendors that are socially and environmentally conscientious, and certified green whenever possible. UF ... read more
Credit Status
Electronics Purchasing Complete
Cleaning Products Purchasing Complete
Office Paper Purchasing Complete
Inclusive and Local Purchasing Complete
Life Cycle Cost Analysis Complete
Guidelines for Business Partners Not Pursuing
Transportation
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UF offers a variety of sustainable transportation options in an effort to reduce the number of trips taken in single-occupancy, traditional vehicles. UF partners with the local Regional Transit System (RTS) bus service to provide ... read more
Credit Status
Campus Fleet Complete
Student Commute Modal Split Complete
Employee Commute Modal Split Complete
Support for Sustainable Transportation Complete
Waste
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UF has a Zero Waste goal, and has been developing programs to increase diversion rates and to identify opportunities for increased recycling and composting on campus. Campus-wide waste audits were conducted in 2009 and 2014 ... read more
Credit Status
Waste Minimization Complete
Waste Diversion Complete
Construction and Demolition Waste Diversion Complete
Hazardous Waste Management Complete
Water
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Credit Status
Water Use Complete
Rainwater Management Complete
Wastewater Management Not Pursuing
Coordination, Planning & Governance
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UF has a sustainability committee that promotes sustainability within the University and in the University's relations with the larger community. It assesses the progress of the University of Florida's sustainability efforts as compared to national ... read more
Credit Status
Sustainability Coordination Complete
Sustainability Planning Complete
Governance Complete
Diversity & Affordability
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The President’s Council on Diversity helps the University achieve its goals related to diversity by recommending and implementing initiatives, gathering and analyzing data, and providing input and oversight on matters pertaining to the diversity of ... read more
Credit Status
Diversity and Equity Coordination Complete
Assessing Diversity and Equity Complete
Support for Underrepresented Groups Complete
Support for Future Faculty Diversity Not Pursuing
Affordability and Access Complete
Health, Wellbeing & Work
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UF is committed to providing a pleasant work environment to faculty and staff. Baby Gator Child Development Centers are available to provide child care, and the Employee Assistance Program gives employees access to consultation, training, ... read more
Credit Status
Employee Compensation Not Pursuing
Assessing Employee Satisfaction Not Pursuing
Wellness Program Complete
Workplace Health and Safety Complete
Investment
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UF has invested with private investment funds that sponsor renewable energies such as wind and hydroelectric and sustainable forestry. The investment board has adopted a policy on socially responsive investing that incorporates socially-motivated restrictions on ... read more
Credit Status
Committee on Investor Responsibility Not Pursuing
Sustainable Investment Complete
Investment Disclosure Complete
Credit Status
Innovation 1 Complete
Innovation 2 Not Pursuing
Innovation 3 Complete
Innovation 4 Not Pursuing

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