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What is sustainability?

Originally defined in the 1987 Brundtland Commission Report, sustainability is development that meets the needs of today without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. The three pillars of sustainability include environmental, economic, and social issues.

What is a sustainable campus?

A sustainable campus is one that develops process or management systems that help create a vibrant campus economy & high quality of life while respecting the need to sustain natural resources and protect the environment.

Sustainable programs are those that result from an institution’s commitment to environmental, social, & economic health.

Who we are

The Sustainable Campus program seeks to have our campus serve as a living model of sustainability, providing learning experiences that students, faculty and staff may develop, apply and practice at FSU and in their extended communities.

Our program is rooted in the values of sustainability as a process, participation & action by our campus community, education, and collaboration.

How to get involved

We offer a variety of ways to participate in outreach and volunteer opportunities. A complete listing can be found on the Get Involved page of this site.

We welcome all students, staff, and faculty to join us in making Florida State a more sustainable campus!