Take our Orientation "Sustainability at the U" module, and start building a greener campus now!



You want to go Green in the workplace?
Green U is here to help!
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If you work in a lab, manage a lab, study in a lab, and you want to make it more sustainable, Green U is here to help!
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Create your own Green Team at UM!
What are Green Teams? Small groups of faculty, or staff, passionate about the environment and willing to volunteer to take on innovative projects and make their school, department, lab or office more sustainable. Learn More



Become a Green Committee member!
Small groups of students passionate about the environment and willing to volunteer to help with event logistics, to take on innovative projects and make their school, department, lab or office more sustainable.

If you are interested, apply
here, and contact ECO at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Become a Green Patrol at UM!
Help Your Campus Recycle
You want make our campus greener?
Help Green U follow up with some programs like our Single Stream Recycling or our Toner recycling program.
You will simply spend a few hours a week on campus to monitor our recycling bins, report anomalies, survey sites, promote existing programs, enhance them and also participate in the creation of new non-conventional recycling programs.
If you are interested, please contact Green U at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).


You want to work on a Green project? you want to feel useful to your campus? You feel you need to connect with what matters?


> Join ECO Board, the Energy Conservation Organization and start making a difference for a greener U !
> You have a project for UM campus to become more sustainable? Your idea could help us reduce our carbon footprint, our water footprint, enhance our recycling programs or start an educational campaign?
PLEASE, contact us, if your application qualifies, your project could be eligible for funding > Contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Join the UMiami USGBC Students
U.S. Green Building Council Students is a group for all students who are interest in sustainable (green) building and urbanism. We are constantly working to create a greener campus, and raise awareness both on campus and in the community.
Visit UMiami USGBC Students

Join Earth Alert UM
Earth Alert seeks to promote environmental awareness both on campus and in the Miami community through service, education, and environmental advocacy.
Visit Earth Alert at UM or Website

The University of Miami has many Student Organizations with Environmentally related activities please see links below for more information. Contact other organizations on campus

> Student Government Resolution
> Student Government

Here are Green tips for your daily life: Check our Green Living Brochure


> FOOD DAY at UM is inviting many Community partners to participate. The event is sponsored by the the
Office of Civic and Community Engagement, visit their website to learn more about about UM is doing in our Miami Dade community.
> GREEN TOUR for K-12 Schools are available at UM: in 1 hour, the students will learn about Solar energy, native ecosystems, water conservation, real food, reuse and recycling: learn more about the Green U Tour at Coral Gables and schedule a tour for your school, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)


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OFFICE GREEN TIPS: Sebastian Says “Help the U save energy”

The University’s Green U program in partnership with the Energy Management programs has develop tips that can help you at home or on campus to create a Greener University of Miami by helping save energy and resources.

Here are some tips that you can use to help be sustainable in the Office:

1.Set computer and other electronics to sleep when not in use.

2. Plugging your computer and electronics into a power strip makes it easier to turn off and helps protect against a power surge. Turn electronics off at night and on weekends to save energy.

3. Use natural day lighting through windows instead of turning on the lights. Close or adjust windows blinds when sun is shining directly onto your windows! This will improve the A/C efficiency.

4. Turn off the lights when you are not in your office; turn off at end of day.

5. Utilize electronic document management to reduce the amount of paper used. When you do have to print, set printers and copiers to default on double-sided printing and use 100% recycled-content paper.

6. Recycle! University of Miami has single-stream recycling. All recyclable items such as paper, magazines, soft cover books, newspapers, cans, aluminum, and plastics (#1 -7 on bottom of bottle) can be placed in the same bin. Each office has location for single stream recycling!

7. Use reusable mugs, cups, plates, and utensils in the kitchen. Help reduce the unneeded waste created by

8. Keep your air conditioning on a reasonable temperature like 75° F and set it higher to 78°F on nights and weekends.

9. Save time and money through public transit, carpooling and holding web meetings instead of traveling.

10. Turn off coffee pots and other appliances when not in use! Turn off copy machines and other office equipment at end of day!

11. Encourage others to be sustainable and help spread the word of the Green U mission. Together we can make UM even more sustainable!