Earth Week 2016

Event Details:

  • Date: April 18 - 24 2016 
  • Venue: On campus & around town


April 22nd, 2016 is the 46th International Earth Day. The entire FAMU campus will be celebrating with a week of events hosted by various departments. 

EW2016 poster

Monday April 18,3-5pm - Poisoned Waters: Flint Michigan and the Quest for Environmental Justice and Accountability. Expert panelists, attorneys and environmental activists discuss the dire effects of lead-contaminated water. FAMU Law School - Room 263.

Tuesday, April 19, 3pm - Reflections on Sustainability in Cuba: Student Documentaries. Black Archives Auditorium. Hosted by the Political Science department, School of Social Sciences Arts, and Humanities.

Wednesday, April 20, 12pm - Art of Sustainability Mural Reveal at the Campus Recycling Center, 644 Gamble Street (across from FAMU Village). Come out to see the student designed, collaborative art mural designed. Drinks & light hors d'oeuvres will be served.

Thursday, April 21, 6pm - Power Dialogue is a forum to generate discussion on EPA’s Clean Energy Plan amongst interested parties. This event is a collaboration between the School of the Environment and the STEM Public Policy Forum, and is open to the public. FSH Science Research Bld Auditorium – Rm 214

Friday, April 22, 10 am to 2 pm - Second annual FAMU Earth Day Festival on the Quad. Celebrate the last day of classes with fun in the sun as we learn, make, and play. Featuring campus and community exhibitors, hands-on activities, live performances, games and prizes.  Individuals,  organizations and departments are invited to participate in the Green Festival as vendors,  exhibitors or performers. Tables, chairs and publicity provided. Share your exciting sustainability related work or bring your engaging ideas and activities for attendees. Co-sponsored with the Green Coalition, Beta Nu chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and OSA's Set Friday. Music by DJ Ashé.

Friday, April 22, 2 p.m. - Join the School of Environment 'Under the Solar Umbrellas' at FSH Science Research Building South Entrance to get a first hand look at the new solar charging stations and learn from expert faculty about renewable energy.

Saturday, April 23, 3:30pm – Feast with a Farmer. FAMU Small Farms Program is bringing growing guru Jim Gerritsen, to speak on agroecology and organic farming systems. Indigo Bistro Tickets are $25 and in limited supply. Click here for tickets and details. Co-sponsored with Sustainable Tallahassee.

Sunday, April 24, 11am-1pm - Ashe Indie Festival Brunch featuring a presentation by DOMI Ventures on sustainable business and a screening of "The Coconut Revolution." B.L. Perry Hall. To participate, purchase a ticket for $7 here.


Art of Sustainability Exhibition & Reception

Event Details:

  • Date: Nov 2-19 2015 9am - 5pm
  • Venue: School of Architecture Gallery, College Engineering Atrium, Recycling Center


A Campus-wide Art Exhibition 

November 2 - 19, 2015

Check out all three gallery locations!

School of Architecture Gallery | College of Engineering Atrium | Recycling Center [644 Gamble Way]

Awards Reception 6pm Friday, November 13, 2015

at the School of Architecture Gallery

The Art of Sustainability initiative recognizes the interdisciplinary nature of re-imagining and achieving ecological balance using art to disrupt silos. The initiative hopes to inspire collaborative, co-creations that bridge art, science and technology and add richness to the global discourse on sustainability. This year's themes invited artistic expressions around Climate Change, Climate Justice and Community Resilience. Three-dimensional creations also explored innovative use of recycled materials to make "Tinker Toys & Robots" from aluminum cans, "Chandeliers" from plastic bottles and "Fashion Swag" wearables from cardboard and paper. This first ever exhibition is not only a celebration of art, but it also provides a glimpse into the world of possibilities when we approach the toughest global challenges creatively. 

Congratulations to the more than one hundred student, faculty, staff and community participants contributing to this inaugural year exhibition!



Lunch & Learn: Campus as a Living Lab

Event Details:

  • Date: Oct 21 2015 11:30 pm - 1:00 pm
  • Venue: Teaching & Learning Center [444 Gamble St - Rm 212]


Bring your own lunch. Dessert & Drinks will be served!

Looking for ways to bring more hands on learning experiences into your classroom? The physical campus can be your living laboratory! Learn strategies and approaches to systematically linking sustainable campus operations with coursework in order to create win-win, solutions driven and applied research projects.  The workshop will present best practices, explore case studies and facilitate active dialogue to develop your own models.

Open to all faculty.

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