The UF Prairie Project draws together cohorts of faculty from diverse fields to learn about environmental issues and sustainability. Based on a national program started at Emory University and endorsed by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), the program consists of a two-day workshop. This year’s workshop will take place at Prairie Creek Lodge on August 15 and 16.
The workshop includes discussions about sustainability, environmental issues, the local Florida/Alachua County ecosystem, and the political, economic, social, philosophical and ethical dimensions of these issues. The lectures, discussions, outdoor time and workshop materials highlight connections among environmental dimensions of the area, the campus and broader national and international issues of sustainability. Participants from the program are expected to attend follow-up meetings to report on their progress and share their learning experiences.