Project Leader Attends National Conference on Food Justice and Food Recovery

On November 3, 2017, Project Leader Courtney Hogan of the “Food Fighters: Student-Powered Hunger Relief” team attended the second annual Food Recovery Dialogue in Washington, D.C.  This conference brought together the 230 chapters of student-led, food recovery programs from all over the country. The network serves as a coalition of student groups who collect prepared, unserved food from dining halls… Read moreProject Leader Attends National Conference on Food Justice and Food Recovery

Beyond the Trail: The Art of Science

Historical reenactor Mike Adams stole the show at the first event of “Beyond the Trail: the Art of Science,” held at Palmetto Leaves Regional Park, when he brought to life William Bartram. Participants heard first-hand what it was like for “Billy” to experience Florida in all of its grandeur and mysteriousness as a traveler in the late 1700s: “I heard… Read moreBeyond the Trail: The Art of Science

Project Leaders Attend International Conference on Sustainable Development

In September, Bella Genta and Thoren Perego, two project leaders from the Environmental Leadership Program, attended the two-day 2017 International Conference on Sustainable Development. The conference took place in New York City and was hosted by the Earth Institute, Columbia University, the Global Association of Masters of Development Practice and the United Nations Development Programme. To learn more about the… Read moreProject Leaders Attend International Conference on Sustainable Development

2017 ELP Fall Retreat

Every fall the Environmental Center starts off the new academic year with the annual Environmental Leadership Program (ELP) fall retreat. This year, the retreat focused on sustainability and community solutions to climate change. The first stop on the retreat was in Orlando to learn more about the Green Works initiative. Ian Lahiff, energy project manager with Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer’s… Read more2017 ELP Fall Retreat

Beyond the Trail: A Walk Through History

Come explore the largest urban park system in the United States! Network with Northeast Florida environmental professionals and leaders!  Learn about the history and culture that dates back over 10,000 years! Make new friends on campus and within the community! Through the Environmental Center’s “Environmental Leadership Program,” in 2016, student project leader Renee Hutchins created the original “Beyond the Trail:… Read moreBeyond the Trail: A Walk Through History

2017 St. Johns River Experience

Every spring, the Environmental Center and a select group of students, embark on a journey exploring the St. Johns River and its diverse watershed. These students enroll in the St. Johns River Experience, a multidisciplinary Transformational Learning Opportunity that combines classroom learning with experiential learning. The highlight of the course is a full-immersion trip over spring break where students spend… Read more2017 St. Johns River Experience