Go Green: Environmental Wellness at USF

Go Green Challenge: April 1-30

In this challenge, you are encouraged to make decisions and take proactive steps that are in alignment with preserving the environment. Check in every time you partake in an environmentally conscious activity or behavior to help make the world more “green.” Visit gousfchallenges.org to sign up and play.

Respect and care for the Earth are core values embedded in USF's mission. These values are reflected in how we live, learn, volunteer, and lead. RSVP below to the Go Green events sponsored by GoUSF and the Office of Sustainability, and let's learn together how to help meet USF's goal to be carbon neutral by 2050!

On-Campus Events

Date Event Descriptions Time RSVP
April 5 Walk to USF Day N/A N/A
April 12 Leadership Walk: Lower Campus Meaningful Mile 12-1 p.m. RSVP »
April 19 Earth Day Celebration and Farm Stand 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. N/A
April 26 Live, Love, and Think Green Seminar 12-1 p.m. RSVP »

USF Sustainability Highlights

  • USF generates 5% of the main campus electricity demand from solar panels.
  • We have increased our waste diversion rate to 64%.
  • Only 26% of USF students and employees commute alone to campus.
  • USF reduced water use by 17% in 2015-2016.
  • USF sources more than 20% of its food from local growers.

To learn more, visit the Office of Sustainability web page.

USF Garden

Did you know that USF has a community garden between Lone Mountain and the Education Building? All members of the USF and surrounding community are invited to join the weekly Garden Workdays on from 11 a.m.–3 p.m. each Thursday. Whether you have a green thumb or merely curious about gardening, join us to learn new skills and meet new friends. And as a reward for your cooperative help, bring home a bag full of fresh, organic produce with you from USF's garden!

Visit the USF Garden web page for more information.