Blog

2020

Landis residence hall FSU
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We know Fall move-in will look a little different in 2020 than in years past, but there are still tons of ways for students moving into residence halls to feel safe and at home while living sustainably. For incoming students and their families, please consider the following tips to make settling in at FSU a smoother and more sustainable transition:

Alex Basili headshot
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Please share a bit about yourself, what you do for work or study, and when you became interested in sustainability.

woman wearing graduation gown outside of Tucker Civic Center
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Please share a bit about yourself, what you do for work, and when you became interested in sustainability.

Hunger Fighting Hero: Haley Gentile
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Author: Diana Conrad

While the Food Recovery Network (FRN) at FSU works to fight food waste and feed people by donating excess food from the dining halls, the hard work of individuals in our community working to put an end to hunger never ceases to amaze us. Despite the challenging times we face  right now, the FSU Food For Thought Pantry remains dedicated to providing free food to students in need so that they can focus on success in their classes rather than worrying where their next meal is going to come from.

coral sculpture
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Author: Laurelin Haas
The Advanced Workshop course challenged students to practice iterative making through sustainable techniques.

Students in the Spring 2020 ART 4928C & 5928C Advanced Workshop class utilized mold-making, casting, and faux techniques to create sustainable art pieces that will be displayed on the grounds of the FSU Coastal and Marine Laboratory. The Sustainable Campus Green Fund was utilized to purchase project materials and necessary supplies. 

Marketing graphics to reduce single use plastic
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Author: Laurelin Haas
The Foundations of IMC course challenged students to utilize integrated strategies to encourage sustainable behavior change on the FSU campus.

Marketing is a powerful tool for behavior change, and students in the Spring 2020 ADV 5007 Foundations of IMC course put their skills to the test developing creative campaigns to reduce single use plastics on the FSU campus. 

Students in Food For Thought Pantry
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Author: Laurelin Haas
Students studying Food Systems Planning learned about student hunger at FSU and charted a course for future study.

Student hunger is at an all-time high, and students across the country are forced to make tough choices with their limited resources. Within the Tallahassee area, a recent study estimated that the food insecurity rate in the 32304 zip code is as high as 42%. However, no scientific study has yet been able to determine the food insecurity rates among the FSU student population. 

Social marketing messaging
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Author: Laurelin Haas
Students studying Social Marketing utilized their skills to promote move-out waste reduction.

Undergraduate students in the Spring 2020 COM 4560 Social Marketing course were challenged to reimagine the messaging for the Chuck It for Charity program, which is an annual move-out initiative. 

Pantry foods on shelf
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Author: Taylor Mogavero

Thanks to COVID-19, most of us are stuck inside right now. I know we all understand how important it is to practice social distancing, so we’re not really going out much. Still, it can be challenging to cook if we're only going to the grocery store every two weeks and even then, the store might not have everything in stock. But no worries! I’ll share with you some of my favorite recipes that can easily be made pantry & freezer friendly. Not to mention they’re delicious, nutritious, and dare I say a bit adventurous!

50 ways to celebrate earth week while social distancing
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Did you know that Earth Day 2020 marks the 50th anniversary of the global celebration of Earth Day? To honor this important anniversary, we’ve put together a list of 50 actions that you can take while practicing social distancing. We hope these actions will help you feel more connected with the environment and your community while we all do our part to "flatten the curve."

If you take an action on this list and want to share on social media, tag us @fsusustainable!