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Campus powers up new 40 kilowatt solar array carport

Sustainability on campus just got a whole lot brighter. The university unveiled a 40 kilowatt solar array carport on Wednesday during a ribbon cutting ceremony which saw speakers praise sustainable initiatives on campus. The array, which was done in partnership with Duke Energy Florida and was funded by the Student Green Energy Fund, is projected […]

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Sustainability: what does it mean to go green?

By Whitney Elfstrom Reduce, reuse, recycle — a motto that we all grew up hearing. But what does it mean, and why does it matter? For Brian Pullen, the university’s sustainability planner, it’s all about finding new tactics to ensure we reduce our environmental impact on the planet. Think of Tesla’s mass-market electric car, which […]

From thrift store to runway: alumnus hosts fashion show

Panelists discuss food waste and sustainability in Pinellas County and beyond

By Tiffany Beyer Of all the food produced in North America, 40 percent of it ends up in the trash. That startling statistic is the foundation for the Canadian documentary “Just Eat It: a Food Waste Story.” Screened in Lynn Pippenger Hall Tuesday, the viewing was part of the sustainability connection film series organized by […]

From thrift store to runway: alumnus hosts fashion show

Growing green: Campus to introduce greenhouse for research, growth

USF St. Petersburg’s future is looking a whole lot greener because a greenhouse could soon be coming to campus. While the project does not have a completion date, $25,000 was approved from an administrative fund in addition to a $5000 contribution from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Institute. According to Alana Todd, who spearheaded the […]

From thrift store to runway: alumnus hosts fashion show

Students cycle into gear for Bike Week

Students looking to get a handle on their carbon footprint could do so during the campus’ inaugural Bike Week. Starting last Monday, students were encouraged to ride their bikes to campus to receive free food, raffle tickets and bike services. Each day leading up to Earth Day on Saturday featured new activities, including bike registration […]

From thrift store to runway: alumnus hosts fashion show

Student Green Energy Fund seeks student approval

Starting Monday, students will have the chance to vote on whether or not they would like to renew the Student Green Energy Fund. SGEF is a fund that is “used to assist the university in reducing energy costs through conservation, promoting power generation using clean, renewable energy technologies and lowering greenhouse gas emissions” according to […]

From thrift store to runway: alumnus hosts fashion show

Campus moves forward with Green Revolving Fund

Future sustainability projects on campus will now find funding, in part, through the Green Revolving Fund. Signed on Monday, Feb. 6, the Green Revolving Fund would utilize the savings from previous sustainability initiatives to fund new green projects around the university. The fund was signed into action by the Clean Energy and Resource Conservation Commission […]

From thrift store to runway: alumnus hosts fashion show

USFSP should sign commitment to go green: Guidelines for making campus more eco-friendly could push the university

USF St. Petersburg should continue its push toward sustainability by signing the American College and University President’s Climate Commitment. To date, 647 college and university presidents have signed it, and 434 have submitted climate action plans detailing how the schools plan to go, and stay, green. The President’s Climate Commitment was started by Second Nature […]