Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 46.50
Liaison Kathleen Crawford
Submission Date July 28, 2011
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Florida Gulf Coast University
Tier2-6: Sustainability Events

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Kathleen Crawford
Sustainability Coordinator
Environmental Health & Safety
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Does the institution hold major events related to sustainability, such as conferences, speaker series, or symposia, that have students as the intended audience?:

A brief description of the event(s):

FGCU holds multiple sustainability events on campus that have students as its primary audience.

Florida Gulf Coast University holds an annual Sustainability Week early each fall to give an orientation of environmental practices, education, and initiatives across campus.

FGCU Sustainability Week video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWb5dvkI3Zs&feature=related

FGCU Student Newspaper Sustainability Week article -http://www.eaglenews.org/sustainability-week-chance-to-share-care-1.2355836

FGCU students end each academic year celebrating Earth Day by putting on a student planned, student financed, and student run day of activities.

FGCU Earth Day video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OGblRHYMhew

FGCU Student Newspaper Earth Day article -http://www.eaglenews.org/2.15537/fgcu-s-earth-day-celebration-focuses-on-green-fun-including-a-living-mural-1.2266134

One of the primary goals of the Center for Environmental and Sustainability Education is “To educate for an ecologically literate citizenry and to advance civic engagement in the critical environmental issues of the Western Everglades and Barrier Islands. Key areas of emphasis will include ethics, activism, and the literary arts.” In order to achieve this goal, we have created two signature events, the Rachel Carson Distinguished Lecture, which occurs in the Spring, and the Terry Tempest Williams Student Dialogue, which occurs in the Fall. In addition to these Signature Events, the Center hosts other Public Events. http://www.fgcu.edu/CESE/TTWSD.html

The website URL where information about the event(s) are available:

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