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Go Green at Miami: Sustainable Orgs on Campus

Here is a list of some of the many great organizations at Miami that promote sustainability!

Are you stepping into your first year at Miami and wanting to leave a small carbon footprint in your wake? Or are you a returning student looking for a new organization to make the rest of your time at Miami a little greener?

Here is a list of some of the many great organizations at Miami that promote sustainability!

Leaders of Environmental Awareness and Protection (LEAP)

Searching for a casual, laid-back sustainable organization? Leaders of Environmental Awareness and Protection, better known as LEAP, is rooted in discussion-based, bi-monthly meetings focused on sustainable topics. 

Lauren Halperin, a junior majoring in urban and regional planning and sustainability and the current president of LEAP, explained that the organization “explores a variety of topics, ranging from climate change to sustainable gift giving … encouraging members to bring the knowledge they have and share it with the group.”

Find them on the HUB and on Instagram.

Green Team

If you are looking for a goal-oriented organization that responds to those goals with campus action, Green Team is for you. 

The group’s main objectives include promoting education on the climate and the environment, making sustainability accessible on campus and pushing Miami to follow through on its sustainable promises. In response to those goals, Green Team partners with organizations around campus, hoping to reach as many students as possible.

Find them on the HUB and join their mailing list.


See those green water bottles around campus? Want to rep environmental action in your residence hall? EcoReps is the organization for you! 

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EcoReps brings sustainable living directly into dorm life. Each residence hall has a Community Leadership Team and EcoReps is a part of each one, facilitating sustainable practices for a large chunk of Miami students. There’s no limit to the number of reps for each hall, and you can contact your Resident Director if you want to get involved.

Find them on the HUB and on Instagram.

Zero Waste Oxford

Want to minimize your carbon footprint and reduce your environmental waste? Look no further than Zero Waste Oxford. 

Ryan Rosu, a senior English literature and philosophy major and the president of Zero Waste, explained that Zero Waste has a “mission of reducing waste (in all forms) on campus, in Oxford, and for individual members.” 

The organization holds a number of initiatives from a pop-up, student-run thrift shop in Armstrong to weekly litter clean-ups in Uptown!

Find them on the HUB and on Instagram.

Plant Futures

Interested in incorporating more plants into your diet? Plant Futures is the organization for you. 

Their mission is to connect students who are interested in plant-based food systems and engage them with social outings as well as industry and career events. They participate in the Plant Futures Symposium which connects plant-based leaders to students to allow for networking and learning!

Find them on the HUB and read more about the national organization here.

Green Gamers

Game lovers who care about the environment can combine their interests by joining Green Gamers! 

They are dedicated to educating students about sustainability and environmental topics, all while having fun playing video games.

Find them on the HUB, join their discord, and follow them on Instagram.

Miami Environmental Professionals Association (MEPA)

Seeking a career that is environmentally oriented? Join MEPA to gain confidence in the professional stepping stones that can pave the way for your career to flourish. 

They help students network, bring in Miami alumni from environmental fields as guest speakers, host volunteering events and more.

Find them on the HUB, on LinkedIn and on Instagram.

Botanical Society

Obsessed not only with decorating your room with succulents but also with the benefits that they offer? Botanical Society is the organization for you. 

Their main goal is to enhance awareness of the benefits plant species hold to their members. They achieve this goal by hosting service events such as invasive species removals, trail cleanups and field trips in nature.

Find them on the HUB.

Food Recovery Network

Want to get involved with nonprofit work focused on fighting waste? Miami’s chapter of the nationwide nonprofit Food Recovery Network might be the perfect fit for you. 

The chapter focuses on educating students about food waste and insecurity while also sponsoring events that give back to the Oxford and Miami communities. Plus, volunteers get service hours by helping out.

Find them on the HUB and on Instagram.