FSU’s faculty Senate passes sustainability resolution

Florida State University campus on Thursday, March 31, 2016

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.

The resolution addresses the need to elevate sustainability to a core strategic goal while also proposing the establishment of a Sustainability Council and a standing Sustainability Committee, which would both work on keeping the university accountable for maintaining ecological balance.

Before the resolution was passed, a sustainability report was published on Mar. 24 to state the vision of increasing the university’s commitment to sustainability through a detailed overview, actionable goals and the role that the faculty would play in the process.

During the meeting that took place for Senate consideration, 86% of the FSU Faculty Senate’s vote passed the resolution.

However, the efforts did not stop there. Faculty members as well as students still have concerns they hope will be addressed by the university.