Students who have stopped by the Integration Statue recently may have seen the newest addition to the Florida State University reCycle Bike program: a mobile bike repair trailer. This trailer will serve as a way to help students with basic bike repairs, such as balancing tires, oiling chains, adjusting bolts and adding more air to the tires.
At the end of each academic year, the FSU campus is a flurry of activity with students wrapping up finals and moving out of the residence halls. The 6,500 students who live on campus pack up their rooms and try to figure how to fit all the stuff they came to school with back into the car, and sometimes, there isn’t enough space.
Over the past decade, ‘Chuck It For Charity’ has collected more than 100 tons of unwanted items such as furnishings, microwaves, school supplies, food and housewares and given them a second life, rather than dumping them in a landfill.
For Florida State University junior Abdullah Derosier, an Unconquered Scholar who came to FSU his freshman year with only a suitcase and 15 cents to his name, getting the basics for college was a challenge.
Thanks to Chuck It For Charity, a partnership between FSU Sustainable Campus and University Housing, Derosier and other students facing hardships are able to get the necessities for college at no cost.
Earth Day, celebrated on April 22, promotes healthy activities that individuals or organizations can do to help the planet. Often, this means planting trees, creating more opportunities for recycling or encouraging people to use reusable products.
For many FSU faculty, sustainability is an important question that often drives their research. FSU researchers are tackling a variety of problems related to the environment, examining the fate of the Gulf of Mexico years after the BP oil spill, how peatlands respond to warming temperatures and more.
Florida State University students participated in this ritual for the fifth time this year. FSU’s World Water Day event was put on by Take Back the Tap (TBTT).
On Feb. 13, 2018 in the nearly empty Tallahassee Mall, a registered student organization, Food Recovery Network at FSU, won a local community project competition. The competition, called SOUP, is an innovative concept that first began in Detroit five years ago and is now active in many cities around the country.
Waste is rampant in America, especially food waste. Luckily, at FSU, the Food Recovery Network exists to package up leftover dining hall food and give it to local shelters in the Tallahassee community. Think your campus needs something like this? Just visit foodrecovernetwork.org and start combatting waste today.
Florida State University has entered into a partnership with the City of Tallahassee that will provide the university with solar energy, making campus even greener.
The City of Tallahassee is putting the finishing touches on the community’s first solar farm as part of the Tallahassee Solar Program, which allows residents and businesses to have all or a portion of their monthly electricity consumption powered by solar energy.
Since the fall of 2014, the Food Recovery Network at FSU (FRN) has recovered over twenty-five thousand pounds of food for donation to partner agencies within Tallahassee.