Make it a sustainable summer: Go green

Make it a sustainable summer: Go green

By Jennifer Palma Sanchez

Make it a sustainable summer: Go green

By Jennifer Palma Sanchez
Whether it is at-home composting tips or volunteer opportunities to garden on campus, there’s something for everyone—from green beginners to eco experts—when it comes to achieving some sustainability this summer.

If you’ve been hoping to adapt new ways to create less waste, use fewer resources, and be more environmentally conscious, the University of Miami Office of Sustainability has you covered this summer. Explore upcoming green workshops, register for in-person and virtual events, and earn Well ’Canes points, when eligible. 

Volunteer to garden on the Coral Gables Campus. 

Wednesday, June 15, from 45 p.m. 

The sustainability garden in the Gifford Arboretum continues to thrive thanks to dedicated faculty, staff, and student volunteers. Register for tonight’s volunteer session, or contact greenu@miami.edu to register for the next session on Wednesday, July 13. 

Grow (and cook) your own food. 

Wednesday, June 29, from 45:30 p.m.

The Miller School of Medicine Food and Herb Garden—located near the Calder Library on the Medical Campus—is home to many varieties of edible plants. Join the Green Student Committee for a workshop on growing your own food at home. Learn about raised beds, food forests, and experience a live cooking demonstration with ingredients harvested from the garden. Register. 

Learn how to compost. 

Thursday, June 30, at 5 p.m.

Ready to take recycling to the next level? Learn the basics of how to compost food scraps and waste at home or in the community. Register.

Brush up on your sustainability knowledge. 

Available now.  

Through ULearn, faculty and staff members can learn about best-practices for living a sustainable lifestyle at home and in the office. With a variety of topics, including Sustainability 101 and Food and Diet 101, there’s something for everyone. Many courses are also eligible to earn Well ’Canes points. Register for a webinar.

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