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2022

Tallahassee Solar Panels EPA names FSU a ‘Green Power Partner’March 22, 2022

Britney White Published 1:53 p.m. ET Mar. 22, 2021

Solar-produced electric energy is expected to account for 30 percent of FSU's consumption in the next year. (Photo courtesy of the City of Tallahassee)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has designated Florida State University a member of its “Green Power Partnership,” in acknowledgment of the university’s commitment to using clean energy. 

According to the EPA, significant green power use “demonstrates leadership, drives demand, and increases market impact.”

Solar Panels FSU and City of Tallahassee agree to 15-year solar energy pactJanuary 06, 2022

Britney White Published 8:00 a.m. ET Jan. 6, 2021

Solar-produced electric energy is expected to account for 30 percent of FSU's consumption in the next year. That’s a five-fold leap from 2018 when solar accounted for about 6 percent. FSU will draw that power from one of the city's two solar farms. (Photo courtesy of the City of Tallahassee)

An updated agreement between Florida State University and the City of Tallahassee will double the amount of solar-generated electricity the university can draw from the city for the next 15 years. 

Tallahassee Solar RADIO: FSU and City of Tallahassee Solar Energy AgreementJanuary 06, 2022

FSU and the City of Tallahassee agree to a 15-year solar energy pact. The move marks an extension and expansion of terms FSU agreed to in 2018 as part of its participation in the City of Tallahassee Solar Program and allows the university to tap solar power from two city-owned solar farms. It also fits squarely within the university’s strategic plan to make solar-generated electricity account for 20% of its overall consumption.

2021

Seminole Organic Garden sign RADIO: Sustainable Campus adds to Seminole Organic GardenOctober 18, 2021

Florida State University’s Sustainable Campus makes some additions to the Seminole Organic Garden. Sustainable Campus spent an afternoon in the Seminole Organic Garden with partners from Tri-Eagle Sales to plant trees that will build up the food forest, pollinator garden, and fill beds with produce to grow and share.

Students planting in garden VIDEO: Sustainable Campus adds to Seminole Organic GardenOctober 18, 2021

Florida State University's Sustainable Campus makes some additions to the Seminole Organic Garden. Sustainable Campus spent an afternoon in the Seminole Organic Garden with partners from Tri-Eagle Sales to plant trees that will build up the food forest, pollinator garden, and fill beds with produce to grow and share. For more info visit news.fsu.edu.

Students Volunteer At the Seminole Organic Garden Seminole Organic Garden grows thanks to budding partnershipsOctober 18, 2021

Mark Blackwell Thomas Published 1:42 p.m. ET Oct. 18, 2021

Volunteers at Seminole Organic Garden get their hands dirty planting pineapple sage, perennial flowers, mustard greens, dill, mulberry and loquat. (Photo: FSU News)

Thanks to the work of about 40 volunteers, Florida State University’s Seminole Organic Garden grew a little bit larger last week.

Linda Beauport Headshot RADIO: Sustainability FellowsJune 09, 2021

Florida State University News Published 1:12 p.m. ET Jun. 9, 2021

Linda Beauport, Spring 2021 Sustainability Fellow. (Photo: Linda Beauport)

The Sustainability Fellows program provides an opportunity for students of any discipline to participate in furthering sustainability efforts on the FSU campus and in the Tallahassee community. Sustainability Fellows can be selected from any major or field of study. 

Florida State University campus on Thursday, March 31, 2016 FSU’s faculty Senate passes sustainability resolutionJune 02, 2021

Tarah Jean, Deputy News Editor Published 10:33 a.m. ET Jun. 2, 2019

Florida State University campus on Thursday, March 31, 2016. (Photo: Tallahassee Democrat)

On April 14, the Florida State University Faculty Senate passed a resolution advocating for the improvement of sustainability at FSU.

Chuck it for Charity Bin Sign VIDEO: FSU’s “Chuck it for Charity” gives new life to old itemsApril 23, 2021

Elizabeth Millner Published 6:24 p.m. ET Apr. 23, 2021

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) - Florida State University’s Chuck it for Charity event is back, giving unwanted items a second chance.

It’s the first time since 2019 that the university has been able to do the event.

People can donate anything from clothes and food to old electronics and furniture at any of the four designated spots on campus.

All unwanted items will be donated to local charitable organizations across the Big Bend. 

Chuck it for Charity Tent RADIO: Chuck it for Charity at Florida StateApril 21, 2021

Florida State University News Published 9:09 a.m. ET Apr. 21, 2021

Chuck it for Charity tent and yard sign. (Photo: FSU Facilities)

Florida State University students are moving out of their respective residence halls, but not everything is headed home with them. What do they do with some of the leftovers? Look no further than Florida State’s Chuck it for Charity program.