Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 46.50
Liaison Kathleen Crawford
Submission Date July 28, 2011
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Florida Gulf Coast University
Tier2-1: Student Group

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Kathleen Crawford
Sustainability Coordinator
Environmental Health & Safety
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Does the institution have an active student group focused on sustainability?:

A brief description of the student group:

Florida Gulf Coast University has several groups that focus on sustainability.
1) Student Action for a Greener Environment (SAGE) is a student branch of the Center for Environmental and Sustainability Education. http://www.fgcu.edu/CESE/sage.html
2)Eco-Action - The primary purpose of this organization is to improve local ecosystems and encourage enviromentally sustainable outdoor recreational activities. These goals shall be achieved through performing on and off campus clean-ups, political activism, planning or participating in educational activities that promote awareness of environmental issues, and hosting outdoor recreation trips.
3)FGCU Environmental Initiatives Network - This group is for any FGCU student and S.W. Florida community member who wants to be aware and up to date on campus-based environmental initiatives, campaigns, events, organizations, facts, and networking contacts. This group will also work to give students access to volunteering and internship possibilities in the area.
4)HazArt - HazArt's mission is to take all of the hazardous glaze waste materials from the Florida Gulf Coast University Ceramics Studio and fire it into beautiful, and even functional works of art.
5) Backyard Farmers (formerly called Permaculture Club) This group has been instrumental in lobbying for and planning the half acre food forest currently underway. http://fgcufoodforest.weebly.com/index.html
6)Environmental Engineering Society enhances student opportunity for research and design, production of environmental-based technology, as well as advancement toward professional, career-based goals.

The website URL where information about the student group is available:

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