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2020

Sarah Calzada final fellows project
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Author: Laurelin Haas

 

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.

Jacob Doty project
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Author: Laurelin Haas

 

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.

Alex Suarez final project
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Author: Laurelin Haas

 

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.

Living Lab leon county project
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Author: Laurelin Haas
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.

Tyler Osha Fellows project
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Author: Laurelin Haas

 

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.

Sarah Galt project
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Author: Laurelin Haas

 

Project: Develop an Eco-Anxiety Guide for Students

Partner: Sustainable Campus

Program: Fourth Year Undergraduate in Environment and Society

Mahyar Ghorbanzadeh & Sajeeb Kirtonia project
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Author: Laurelin Haas

 

Project: Evaluate Efficient Routes for Food Bank Deliveries

Partner: Second Harvest of the Big Bend

Mahyar Ghorbanzadeh

Program: Ph.D. candidate in Civil and Environmental Engineering

Sajeeb Kirtonia 

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.

Student inside Food for Thought Pantry
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Author: Laurelin Haas
 
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.

Snowy road with text overlay that reads "Thanksgiving and Winter Break reminders"
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Whether you're traveling or staying local for Thanksgiving or the winter holiday break, here are a few reminders to consider:

woman writing outdoors
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Author: Sarah Galt

The current climate crisis may make us feel overwhelmed and find it difficult to find optimism. If you find yourself wrestling with these emotions and negative thoughts about the environment, know you are not alone. In fact, anxiety induced by thoughts of environmental defeat has its own term: eco-anxiety. Eco-anxiety has been defined as “chronic discomfort brought on by an overwhelming fear of environmental disaster,” and is a prevalent issue for many people, not just those who work in  the environmental field.