The Sustainability Fellows program provides an opportunity for students to participate in furthering sustainability efforts on the FSU campus and in the Tallahassee community.
Co-curricular experiences, such as Fellows, play an important part of a student's learning process and help to increase their understanding and application of knowledge through a hands-on approach. Fellows work in collaboration with campus and community partners to actively engage in research, propose strategies, and identify opportunities for sustainability challenges.
Through the Fellows program, students build their sustainability competencies and professional skills in conjunction with their academic pathways. The program also offers students ongoing mentorship and support for their continued professional success.
With your support, Sustainable Campus will be able to provide educational stipends to Fellows in support of the hard work and dedication they put into their projects!
Since the program began in 2020, 38 Fellows have completed projects with 21 different campus & community partners. Check out some of their work:
Digital Inventory of Campus Waste Infrastructure - Two students worked with FSU Waste Management to collect data and map 927 waste/recycling bins dispersed across the FSU campus. “Just walking around campus, I’ve explored places I’ve never had to walk down before and paths I didn’t know were there. The biggest thing I learned through this process was the huge scope of recycling and waste management. Before the project, if you would have asked me how many bins I thought were on campus, I would have vastly underestimated the numbers. Waste management is something that’s often put on the backburner and not really thought about in the forefront of people’s minds. And this project opened my eyes to all of that.” - Jacob Doty
Bat Habitats at Lake Elberta - design, fund raising, and coordination of installing a large bat house at Lake Elberta Park. “I made a lot of new professional connections, which I think will help me pursue an environmental job in the future.” - Sarah Calzada
ArcGIS Story Map for Apalachicola Basin Trails - Two students worked with Apalachicola Riverkeeper to compile 11 recreational trails into a single ArcGIS Story Map. “For me, it was one of the greatest experiences and opportunities I’ve had to use my skills for mapping." - Dasha Kosheleva
Energy Burden Marketing Campaign - Two students worked with the Miami Climate Alliance to create digital community engagement and marketing tools for an energy burden campaign. “We’re so quick to reach to the scientists and the policy experts, but at the end of the day, what we can relate most to is the struggle of the people, and that’s really the community I want to be rooted in when I’m doing this work.” - Catarina Fernandez