Go Green

As a participant of the 35th Florida Master Gardener Continued Training Conference, you have the opportunity to play a vital role in making our event sustainable. Below is a list of suggested actions that you can take to help make the Florida Master Gardener Conference green:

Travel to and from the conference:
  • Book your travel via the most direct route possible as multiple take-offs and landings cause substantial increases in emissions
  • Utilize shuttle services from the airport to your accommodations to reduce GHG emissions
At the conference:
  • Recycle your bottles, cans and paper at recycling stations throughout the conference When printing or copying materials, make sure to print double-sided versions
  • Bring your own reusable mug, water bottle, pen, pencil and paper
  • Collect business cards of presenters and have them e-mail reports and other information rather than collecting printed hand-outs
In your hotel room:
  • Turn off any lights, TV, air conditioner or heaters when you leave your hotel room for the day to decrease energy consumption
  • If your accommodation offers this service, take the option of not having sheets and towels changed every day to reduce consumption of energy, water and soap

The University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) is a federal-state-county partnership dedicated to developing knowledge in agriculture, human and natural resources, and the life sciences, and enhancing and sustaining the quality of human life by making that information accessible. While extending into every community of the state, UF/IFAS has developed a national and international reputation for its accomplishments in teaching, research and Extension.


OCI stands for the Office of Conferences & Institutes. It is a full service conference planning agency at the University of Florida. OCI was created to support the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) mission to develop knowledge in agriculture, human and natural resources, and to make that knowledge available to people to sustain and enhance the quality of life.

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