Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 46.50
Liaison Kathleen Crawford
Submission Date July 28, 2011
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Florida Gulf Coast University
PAE-19: Community Sustainability Partnerships

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Kathleen Crawford
Sustainability Coordinator
Environmental Health & Safety
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Does the institution participate in community sustainability partnerships that meet the criteria for this credit?:

A brief description of the institution’s sustainability partnerships with the local community:

FGCU has many of these partnerships throughout the community from providing service learning student volunteers to numerous sustainability-based organizations to faculty and staff sitting on community and governmental committees and boards. In addition, many of our faculty and staff serve as expert speakers on sustainability topics to groups like, Kiwanis, Rotary Clubs, and Chambers of Commerce. Our university Small Business Development Center assists local business with "going green" and promotes "green" businesses.

One particularly notable partnership is the Wings of Hope program. This program is an integral part of the Environmental Humanities curriculum and service learning at FGCU. University students are introduced to native Southwest Florida wildlife species, their habitats, water conservation and “green” ways a person can help our earth. They then bring this knowledge to young students in 1st - 5th grade with science-based environmental education programs. Elementary school students are bussed to FGCU or programs are presented in their schools - public and private schools in Collier and Lee Counties.

The website URL where information about sustainability partnerships is available:

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