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Garbage on the Green (GoG) is a wasteauditing program developed by the UNF Environmental Center in 2007 with support from Physical Facilities. The audit was designed to gain a better understanding of UNF’s solid waste stream and to improve the University’s overall diversion rate. The program corresponds with UNF’s plan to reduce its overall environmental impact. It includes a morning litter cleanup and an afternoon waste audit. This year’s event partnered with UNF Volunteer Services and was held in conjunction with the Volunteer Fair. The program is aimed at helping UNF achieve Florida’s goal that 75 percent of its waste will be recycled by 2020. The program continues to grow each year and brings focus to our society’s need to use natural resources more wisely. GoG shows students the vital connection between material use, energy consumption and its impact on the environment and is important toward our goal of graduating a generation of environmentally literate leaders.
UNF; University of North Florida; UNF Environmental Center; Garbage on the Green; waste audit
Kengle, Caitlin; Torres, Tiffany; and Taylor, James, "Garbage on the Green Annual Report 2015" (2015). Garbage on the Green Reports. 7.