FSU Sustainable Campus

FSU achieves Gold sustainability rating

When it comes to sustainability, Florida State University has earned a gold star. The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) has given FSU a Gold rating in its latest Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System (STARS) report. This improves upon FSU’s Silver rating from 2015. “The leap from silver to gold […]

FSU hosts “Father of Environmental Justice”

Robert Bullard, a noted scholar and author, often described as “The Father of Environmental Justice,” visited Florida State University Wednesday, March 6, to discuss environmental justice issues taking place around the world. Bullard, a distinguished professor of urban planning and environmental policy at Texas Southern University, first participated in a panel discussion with the faculty […]

Florida State becoming a driving force in electric-vehicle technology

The campus of Florida State University will soon be cleaner, greener and quieter as a fleet of zero-emission electric buses rolls into Tallahassee and makes the university a national model for campus transportation systems. Florida State has signed a 10-year contract with StarMetro, the city of Tallahassee’s public bus system, to operate an all-electric university […]

Don’t throw it out, donate it: FSU’s Chuck It For Charity celebrates 10 years

For Florida State University junior Abdullah Derosier, an Unconquered Scholar who came to FSU his freshman year with only a suitcase and 15 cents to his name, getting the basics for college was a challenge. Thanks to Chuck It For Charity, a partnership between FSU Sustainable Campus and University Housing, Derosier and other students facing […]

FSU, City of Tallahassee power up with solar energy

Florida State University has entered into a partnership with the City of Tallahassee that will provide the university with solar energy, making campus even greener. The City of Tallahassee is putting the finishing touches on the community’s first solar farm as part of the Tallahassee Solar Program, which allows residents and businesses to have all […]

FSU Sustainability Hub celebrates grand opening

Florida State University celebrated the grand opening of the new Sustainability Hub at the Seminole Organic Garden with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday, Oct. 20. The hub is an outdoor learning center dedicated to educating students about renewable energy sources and promoting sustainable lifestyles. The pavilion-type structure is located behind the FSU Circus and overlooks […]

Soaking up the sun: FSU, alumni partner to install solar panels on campus

Florida State University is moving forward on the path of solar sustainability — thanks to three alumni and FSU Sustainable Campus. The alumni, Justin Vandenbroeck, Chris Diaz and Scott Minos, provided and installed 12 solar panels to their alma mater, all pro bono. The installation was completed Friday, Aug. 18, with the panels mounted on […]