We are proud to host and participate in a number of events and campaigns throughout the year. If you would like to get involved in any of the campaigns listed below check our Upcoming Events page for details or send us an email. 

New Employee Experience

The Office of University Sustainability has partnered with Human Resources to integrate sustainability into the bi-weekly New Employee Experience. New employees are exposed to a ten-minute presentation about FIU’s sustainability commitment and the critical role staff play in helping achieving the goals set by our community.

Nature Preserve Volunteer Days and Tours

Volunteer days are a great chance for students to work on the enhancement of our campus while earning volunteer service hours at the FIU Nature Preserve. All volunteer days start out with a 10-minute walking tour through its three ecosystems. Student are exposed to a variety of topics on Florida's natural environment from geology to biodiversity.

Black Out, Green On

Black Out, Green On is an energy awareness block party held every year by Housing and Residential Life and SGA. Students are encouraged to turn off their lights and electronics and come outside for food, entertainment, and energy awareness education. 


RecycleMania is a national recycling competition, managed by Keep America Beautiful, is held every spring semester. Over 450 colleges and universities across the country compete for 8 weeks to see who can recycle the most and reduce the amount of waste they produce. FIU competes in 3 RecycleMania Divisions; Grand Champion, Per Capita Classic, and Gorilla. FIU uses RecycleMania to educate the FIU community on what can and cannot be recycled around campus. In the past the Office of University Sustainability has held recycling competitions between residential hall floors and educational tabling events. In 2016, FIU took first place in Florida in the Gorilla category, recycling the most weight of any other Florida university.

Lettuce Go Green

We are proud to partner with University’s Student Health Services the FIU Bike Shop and the Student Dietetic Association for Lettuce Go Green held during national nutrition month every March. The theme of St. Patrick’s Day – which is all about going green – is used to talk being a more sustainable, healthier community! 

Earth Week

Annually, FIU celebrates Earth Day on April 22nd with a week’s worth of activities. Various environmental student organizations, academic centers, and administrative collaborate to host a variety of Earth Week events centered around celebrating the planet and encouraging education on environmental issues. In the past events have included, eco-fairs, planting workshops, lectures, volunteer days, butterfly releases, art installations, and yoga classes to name a few. 

Give and GoGreenggg

Every year, during spring move-out, the Office partners with FIU Housing and Residential Life to promote Give and GoGreen. Housing provides trailers for students to drop off unwanted items at select locations around campus. Clothes, household items, furniture, and more are donated to Miami Rescue Mission, Habitat for Humanity, and Goodwill. Housing also collects non-perishable food items that are donated to the FIU Food Pantry which is available to all enrolled students.

Campus Sustainability Day

Lead by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) Campus Sustainability Day has grown into a nation-wide Campus Sustainability Month. The Sustainability Office chooses one day during October to celebrate around campus with various educational events to promote sustainability on campus. Events may include, eco-fairs, workshops, lectures, movie screenings, volunteer days, and more.

Recycle Houses

We are proud to partner with Graham Center and Housing Facilities to bring you another way to recycle! These one-of-a-kind recycling bins collect special items that cannot be recycled in traditional recycling bins around campus. Each Recycle House currently collects small electronics and batteries, plastic bags, and food donations. All food collected will be donated to FIU Food Pantry and collected recyclable items will be properly recycled. The structure itself is a uniquely designed Max-R bin and is made of 885 reclaimed milk jugs.
 FIU's Recycle Houses are currently located on the first floor lobbies of each residence hall, in Graham Center near the information desk, and in Panther Parking Garage near the electric vehicle charging stations.
What would you like to see recycled in the Recycle Houses? Let us know!

Transportation Safety

Here at FIU, your safety is our priority. Whether you are walking, biking, driving, or taking public transportation, it's important to follow the rules of the road. The Office of University Sustainability has partnered with the Department of Parking and Transportation, FIU Police, External Relations, and South Florida Commuter Services to highlight the importance of getting safely from point A to point B with help from Roary.