University of Florida

Sustainable Living

Our economy, culture, and quality of life are closely tied to the environment. Sustainable practices enable us to meet our current needs without compromising the next generation's ability to satisfy their own needs. We can preserve our natural heritage and conserve natural resources for the future by living sustainably.

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compact fluorescent light Compact Fluorescent Lights

Decrease your energy bill and increase lighting efficiency with compact fluorescent light bulbs. More...

persimmons Eat Local: Persimmons

December is the last month to eat local permissmons in Florida—learn what to look for when buying this fruit. More...

pinecone Sustainable Holiday Tips

Follow these fun and creative tips to have more eco-friendly holiday celebrations this year. More...

vegetable garden Starting a Community Garden

Make your neighborhood greenuse the following tips to get your community garden blooming. More...

thanksgiving table Reducing Thanksgiving Waste

Follow these tips to keep sustainability in mind while giving thanks with family this holiday. More...

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