As the academic year comes to a close, we’d like to take a moment to express our deepest gratitude to everyone who contributed their time, talents, and service to creating a more sustainable campus. Despite the challenges of this year, there were many successes and wins for sustainability across campus.
Project: Provide Recommendations for a Sustainable Supply Chain
Partner: FSU Facilities, Procurement
Program: Fourth Year Undergraduate in Environmental Science and Policy
Tyler is a senior studying Environmental Science and Policy. He has a passion for protecting the environment and is interested in the intersection of business and sustainability. After graduation, he plans to work in the corporate sustainability field.
Project: Develop an Eco-Anxiety Guide for Students
Partner: Sustainable Campus
Program: Fourth Year Undergraduate in Environment and Society
Project: Evaluate Efficient Routes for Food Bank Deliveries
Partner: Second Harvest of the Big Bend
Program: Ph.D. candidate in Civil and Environmental Engineering
Program: Ph.D. candidate in Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
In Fall 2020, Mahyar and Sajeeb worked as a team to evaluate efficient routes for Second Harvest of the Big Bend.
Students in the Fall 2020 Foundations of IMC Living Lab course reimagine marketing for an important campus resource.
The FSU Food for Thought Pantry provides students in need with free food and essentials. Due to staffing limitations, the Pantry faces challenges marketing its services and raising awareness across campus.
Project: Create Bat Habitats at Lake Elberta
Partner: Apalachee Audubon Society
Program: Third Year Undergraduate in Geography
Sarah is a junior studying Geography with a minor in Environment and Society, and her sustainability journey started when she volunteered in the Atlantic Rainforest, Brazil for two months. Working in rainforest restoration helped her realize that sustainability is a lifelong practice that she wants to live by.
Project: Create a Digital Inventory of Campus Waste Infrastructure
Partner: FSU Grounds
Program: First Year Graduate Student in GIS
Jacob is a first year graduate student looking towards a future career in GIS. In his second semester as a Sustainability Fellow, Jacob continued his original project with FSU Grounds.
Project: Produce Digital Media and Short Films to Promote Sustainable Behaviors
Partner: Sustainable Campus
Program: Second Year Undergraduate in Digital Media and Production
Alex is a sophomore from Miami, Florida, pursuing digital media and production at FSU. During his second semester as a Sustainability Fellow, Alex continued his work with the Sustainable Campus team.
Students utilized online resources to research attitudes toward a wide range of sustainability topics in Leon County and beyond.
Despite the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, students in Dr. Tingting Zhao’s Sustainable Society course were able to conduct primary research across a range of sustainability topics.
Dr. Zhao, Associate Professor in the Department of Geography, partnered with the Leon County Office of Sustainability and challenged students to utilize online survey tools to investigate community attitudes towards sustainability.
Whether you're traveling or staying local for Thanksgiving or the winter holiday break, here are a few reminders to consider: