- 2015 & 2016 PeaceJam Southeast conference & PeaceJam Slam waste reduction strategies: reusable water bottles for all attendees (1200+) and compostable serviceware for meals.
- Food2Food composting pilot: food waste from meals served at the Suwannee Room and small campus events were collected and composted at our campus nursery. The compost is used at the Seminole Organic Garden.
- Water conservation: shower timers and door hangers installed in the Wildwood & DeGraff residence halls to challenge residents to the 5 minute shower challenge!
- Solar charging station umbrellas installed at the Oglesby Union!
SGA provided $10,000 to support a mini-green fund, which in turn was used to support three student-led sustainability projects around campus. All of the projects focused on educational and operational strategies to reduce the amount of waste generated on campus:
- Students involved with PeaceJam sought out to “green” the annual Southeast Peace Jam conference through a series of waste reduction strategies. As representatives of FSU and PeaceJam, they wanted to “walk the walk” of PeaceJam’s Global Call to Action for the environment. Over 700 attendees reduced their eco-footprints by utilizing reusable water bottles and using compostable food service items (plates, cups, utensils) throughout the weekend.
- Sustainable Engineered Solutions, a student organization from the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering set up a series of educational opportunities for Engineering students to learn more about sustainability in the context of waste reduction in their building. Stickers on paper towel dispensers will remind users that “[paper towels] come from trees and to please only take only what you need.” SES/COE branded reusable mugs will be distributed to students to use at the COE coffee station, in lieu of disposable cups; students will also receive a discount when using their reusable mug.
- Strozier and Dirac Libraries were outfitted with new hydration stations, so library users will be able to easily refill their reusable water bottles.