Indaba 2016

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This historic and highly interactive event brought together campus and community sustainability champions to chart a course for advancing sustainability at FAMU. Over 100 students, faculty, staff and community partners gathered to reflect on past achievements in sustainability action and develop recommendations for greater university leadership in the future.

PHOTOS coming soon!

Facilitated sessions invited participants to help identify themes for how sustainability can be defined for FAMU as well as to consider a range of recommended actions for improving stewardship of human, environmental, and economic resources in the university’s operations, educational and research missions.

Focus areas included: Better Buildings and Grounds, Engagement, Curriculum, Food, People, Transportation, Waste, Research, and Purchasing.

Indaba is a term used by the AmaZulu, Xhosa and Swazi peoples of South Africa that means “gathering for purposeful discussion.” FAMU has adopted this time-honored tradition to encourage varied ideas and practical experiences to be shared with an aim for building consensus toward a good course of action. An Indaba is very similar to a modern hack session, where diverse perspectives and expertise is applied in collective problem solving.

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Sustainability at Florida A&M University is about the teaching, research and application of environmental and resource stewardship so people and planet prosper. The Sustainability Institute serves as the hub of all sustainability-related efforts at the university, bringing students, staff, faculty and the community together around creative collaborations.

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