About FSU Earth Month
FSU Earth Month is an annual celebration of our planet and involves lots of events and opportunities for students, faculty, and staff. Held during the spring semester, Earth Month events typically span from late March through mid April.
The Earth Month 2023 schedule of events can be found here.
In 2020, we celebrated the 50th anniversary of Earth Day with a virtual exhibit in partnership with Florida State Universities Special Collections.
Titled “Earth Day 50: Environmental Activism at FSU and Beyond,” the exhibit takes a step into the past with throwback fonts and color schemes reminiscent of the 1970s. Items featured include the work of students, alumni and researchers at FSU, as well as artists, journalists, government officials, and educators in Florida.
Visitors can take a deep dive into FSU’s Earth Day history, complete with photos, newspaper clippings and a host of archival materials. A highlight of the collection includes handwritten correspondence from former Gov. Claude Kirk and his environmental adviser Nathaniel Reed. Together, the two were instrumental in helping to preserve Big Cypress Swamp, at the time the last known wild home of the Florida Panther.
Those who virtually tour the exhibit will also learn more about notable FSU figures, such as “Her Deepness,” Sylvia Earle, the diver, marine biologist, and activist who helped pave the way for women in science. The exhibit also features student groups like the Center for Participant Education, which has given students a platform to inform university and state policy for the past 50 years.
Visit the online exhibit here: https://fsuearthday50.omeka.net/exhibits/show/earth-day-50/home