Follow the Green Brick Road: Campus Sustainability Month

Every year, the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) hosts Campus Sustainability Month. During this time, universities across the nation engage in different events, activities, and initiatives in order to foster communication and increase awareness towards the sustainability challenges that face our planet.

This year, The University of Central Florida employed a Wizard of Oz theme and encouraged students to “follow the green brick road” throughout the month of October. Each week focused on different sustainability topics. During this time, students were able to channel their inner Dorothy, Tin man, Lion, and Scarecrow as they transformed into effective change agents and drivers of sustainability innovation.

Week One: There’s No Place like Home 10/1- 10/6

Week Two: Have Heart 10/9-10/13

  • Sign the Sustainability Pledge
  • WHPS Fresh-U Kitchen Day
  • “How to Let Go of the World and Love All the Things
    Climate Can’t Change” film screening

Week Three: Take Action 10/16- 10/20

Week Four: Think Big 10/23-10/28

Thank you to the following partners for making these events a success!

  • Wellness Health Promotional Services
  • UCF Arboretum
  • Body of Animal Rights Campaign (BARC)
  • Campus Peace Action
  • Electric Vehicle Owners
  • Volunteer UCF
  • Michelle Thatcher- CEO of the US Green Chamber of Commerce
  • Chris Castro- Director of Sustainability, City of Orlando
  • Shawn Seipler- Clean the World, Founder & CEO
  • Emily Dovydaitis- former Health and Sustainability Coordinator UCF SGA
  • And much more!