Sustainability Trainings

Sustainability Trainings

In collaboration with the Office of Human Resources, Sustainable Campus offers multiple opportunities for training and organizational development. By attending a sustainability training, FSU employees can gain professional development skills and help FSU achieve strategic goals and objectives. 

To register for upcoming sustainability training courses, visit


Course Number: PDSCCS

Section: 3000

Class Date & Time: Asynchronous, Online

Location: N/A

Description: CyclingSavvy is a nationwide cycling safety program that has helped thousands of cyclists learn skills and strategies that make cycling safer and more accessible for everyone. The basics course provides an introduction to key concepts for riding safely and confidently while commuting to and around campus. By taking this course, you will learn: 1) Traffic laws; 2) Defensive driving and cycling techniques; 3) How to mitigate risk while cycling; and 4) How to ride safely at dusk, in the dark, and in poor weather conditions. 

Introduction to the Green Office Program

Course Number: PDGOP1-0001

Class Date & Time: TBD

Location: FSU Training Center (493 Stadium Dr)

Description: The 90-minute Introduction to the Green Office Program course is designed to empower participants to take part in FSU's Green Office Program. By the end of the session, participants will be able to 1) Define sustainability, 2) Describe ways the Green Office program contributes to FSU's sustainability goals, 3) Use the Green Office checklist to evaluate their office's contribution to sustainability, and 4) Identify campus resources that are available to enhance office sustainability. The session is interactive, involving personal reflection, group exercises, and hands-on practice with the Green Office checklist. 

Sustainability & EDI 

Course Number: PDSUS1-002

Class Date & Time: TBD

Location: FSU Training Center (493 Stadium Dr)

Description: Equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) is a core component of creating a more just and sustainable world. This course is designed to help us reframe our definition and perspective of sustainability and center the “people” sphere to better integrate social justice into all sustainability efforts. During the session, we will review and discuss a series of case studies that highlight the overlapping nature of environmental and social justice. We will also shed light on how these movements interact and influence each other and lay the groundwork for stronger connections and collaboration between allies.

Sustainability Guest Speakers

Florida State University’s Sustainable Campus offers guest lectures on many sustainability topics. These presentations are available for: 

  1. Instructors requesting class presentations or guest lectures;
  2. FSU and community organizations requesting speakers for student/community meetings on sustainability-related topics; and
  3. FSU faculty and/or staff requesting Sustainable Campus staff presentations at retreats, staff meetings, or other events. 

All requests must be submitted at least two weeks in advance of the presentation. Guest lectures and presentations are offered based on availability of the office's full-time staff members. We will respond via email within 2 business days of your request to discuss details of the guest lecture or presentation.

Please complete the form below to formally request a guest speaker from Sustainable Campus. We can customize guest lectures or presentations to meet your needs, including online/remote lectures. 

Past class presentations have covered:

  • Basic concepts of sustainability
    • Models of sustainability (UN Sustainable Development Goals, Venn Diagram Model, Donut Model, Three Dependencies Model)
    • Environmental justice and sustainability’s connection to equity, diversity, and inclusion
  • FSU sustainability strategic and operational initiatives (subject to availability of operational partners and subject experts) 
    • Climate Action
    • Waste Minimization
    • Resource Stewardship
    • Education for Sustainability 
  • Student sustainability leadership and opportunities to get involved 
    • Extracurricular and volunteering opportunities
    • Research and professional development opportunities
    • Student funding for projects through the Green Fund


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