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An Evening with Dr. Sylvia Earle

As part of Florida State University’s celebration of Campus Earth Month, FSU Sustainable Campus & Union Productions are co-hosting An Evening with Dr. Sylvia Earle on Wednesday, April 2nd in Ruby Diamond Auditorium.

Dr. Sylvia Earle is an FSU alum, a National Geographic Society Explorer-in-Residence, founder of the Mission Blue Foundation, and was NOAA’s first female Chief Scientist. She was named Time magazine’s first Hero for the Planet, a Living Legend by the Library of Congress, and a 2009 winner of the TED Prize. Earle has pioneered research on marine ecosystems and has led more than 100 expeditions totaling more than 7,000 hours underwater.

Earle is author of more than 175 scientific and popular publications, including a The World Is Blue: How Our Fate and the Ocean's Are One (2009) and Ocean: An Illustrated Atlas (2008). Her research places special emphasis on marine plants and ecosystems, and the development of technology for access and research in the deep sea.

Join us after the talk for a book signing. A limited number of Dr. Earle’s book The World is Blue will be given FREE to FSU students with a valid gold ID on a first come, first serve basis. The FSU Bookstore will also be on site with books for purchase for the public. Doors open at 6:00 pm, lecture begins at 7:00 pm. 

Student Green Fund mini-grant available!

The Student Green Fund provides funding in an effort to help students realize their ideas for sustainability and environmental progress at FSU. Preliminary funding for the Student Green Fund has been provided by the Student Government Association and will be administered through Sustainable Campus and FSU Facilities. Projects funded through the SGF must help support efficiency, conservation, and sustainability-related projects (water, energy, waste, alternative transportation, food, etc.) that reduce FSU’s energy costs, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and waste. Proposals should include details on how project success will be quantified and how each project contributes to student learning.

For project ideas & to download the application: http://sustainablecampus.fsu.edu/Student-Green-Fund/SGF-mini-grant  

Celebrate Strive Not to Drive Week!

Strive Not to Drive Week at FSU is an opportunity to make a difference and see how you can still stay mobile even without a car.