Blog

2022

Climate Corner Blog Graphic
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Author: Trinity Iwicki

Understanding the news these days can be overwhelming, especially when it comes to the environment. We are constantly bombarded with stories centered around crisis and disaster and fear, so much so that the positive work being done is often buried. Even when it isn’t buried, it can be difficult to understand, filled with technical jargon, or just unclear on why it should matter to us. The purpose of Sustainable Campus’s “Climate Corner” is to help break down important sustainability news into something short, easy to read, and engaging!

College of Law
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Author: Laurelin Haas

Six College of Law Departments Earn Gold, Garnet, and Green Office Ratings

Six departments in the College of Law have earned Sustainable Campus Green Office certifications during the summer semester. In May 2022, College of Law Associate Dean for Administration Catherine Miller challenged all units within the college to become more sustainable. 

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Partner: Citizens for a Sustainable Future

Project: Environmental Justice Citizen Response Training Camp

Student: Vi Rogers-Rivera, Third Year Undergraduate in Political Science/International Affairs


In Summer 2022, Vi worked with Citizens for a Sustainable Future (C4SF) to hold a listening session on environmental justice in Tallahassee. Vi joined the Fellows program to learn more about community organizing and environmental justice issues.

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Author: Laurelin Haas

Partner: Sustainable Campus

Project: Sustainability Research and Grant Funding

Students: Gabriella Benacquisto, First Year Graduate Student in Urban and Regional Affairs, and Gabrielle Holland, Second Year Graduate Student in Social Work/Public Administration

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Author: Laurelin Haas

Partner: Healing Arts Alliance

Project: Healing Arts Storytelling and Journalism

Student: Trinity White, Third Year Undergraduate in Spanish

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Author: Laurelin Haas

Partner: Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP)

Project: Reducing Commercial Waste in Florida

Student: Paul Lim, First Year Graduate Student in Social Entrepreneurship


In Summer 2022, Paul worked with the Florida Department of Environment Protection’s (FDEP) Division of Waste Management to create a how-to guide for commercial businesses outlining how they could reduce their waste and increase their recycling.

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Author: Laurelin Haas

Partner: Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP)

Project: Organics Rule Change Educational Material Development

Student: Anna Lewis, First Year Graduate Student in Urban and Regional Planning


In Summer 2022, Anna worked with the Florida Department of Environment Protection’s (FDEP) Division of Waste Management to create a one-page industry guidance document explaining changes to the Florida Organics Recycling Rule, Chapter 62-709, F.A.C.

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Author: Laurelin Haas

Partner: Leon County Office of Sustainability

Project: Leon County EV Charger Mapping and EV Readiness Guide Development

Student: Sabrina Matura, Third Year Undergraduate in Environmental Science and Policy

Gloves
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Author: Laurelin Haas

Through the support of an FSU Green Fund Project Grant, the Chemistry & Biochemistry Department has enacted the first glove-recycling program at FSU. In laboratory settings, single use plastics are a necessity for safety and sterility. However, their use results in approximately 5.5 million tons of plastic lab waste annually (Urbina et al., 2015).

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Partner: Apalachee Canoe and Kayak Club (ACKC)

Project: Big Bend River Advocate

Student: Karina Sultan, Second Year Undergraduate in Environment and Society


In Spring 2022, Karina worked with the Apalachee Canoe and Kayak Club (ACKC) to create a website informing the public about the organization’s activities.