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Center for Adaptive Innovation, Resilience, Ethics & Science

Developing sustainable solutions that benefit people & planet


The Center for Adaptive Innovation, Resilience, Ethics and Science advances sustainability science, values, practices and policies through interdisciplinary research and partnering. It develops innovative scholarship, programs, and products that further environmental conservation, social empowerment, resilient communities, and responsible entrepreneurship. By wedding creativity to ethics, systems thinking, and collaborative enterprise, CAIRES develops sustainable solutions that benefit people and planet.

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Grants & Funds

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Teaching Assets

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Current Work

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Social Media & Sustainability Conference

social media and sustainability

The University of Florida Center for Adaptive Innovation, Resilience, Ethics and Science (UF CAIRES) invites you to attend its inaugural spring conference, Social Media and Sustainability, to be held April 17-18 at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida. This ... Read more

Sustainability research assistant program

Sustainability research assistants

The Sustainability Research Assistant Program organizes and extensively trains well-balanced teams of students—Sustainable World Action and Training (SWAT) Teams—to assist faculty in advancing their scholarship and exploiting research funding opportunities. Juniors and ... Read more

ReConnections turns rubbish into rhythm


CAIRES is developing a program that transforms rubbish into rhythm. Partnering with a local non-profit organization, (Re)Connection partners UF Student Volunteers with Gainesville’s special needs community. Adults with developmental disabilities accompanied by UF volunteers ... Read more