Office of University Sustainability


The mission of the Office of University Sustainability is to create a culture of environmental stewardship at FIU. In alignment with FIU’s Strategic Plan, the office aims to significantly reduce FIU’s negative impacts on the natural environment by collaborating across university departments, enhancing student opportunities and internships, and developing community partnerships. The office will encourage environmental stewardship by instilling best practices that are sustainable, economically feasible, and socially just. With all our outdoor opportunities on and off campus we encourage responsible enjoyment and adhere to the seven principles and practice The Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics. Minor modification of the principles to be relatable to campus rather than camping activities.

● Plan ahead and prepare 
● Travel and camp on durable surfaces ~ Activity staging is considerate of land use and preservation
● Dispose of waste properly 
● Leave what you find 
● Minimize campfire impacts ~ Fires are not allowed without permit
● Respect wildlife 
● Be considerate of other visitors

Sustainable Development Goals
1,343 People | 1,812 Impacts | 6,106 Hours