Area colleges to discuss sustainability at roundtable on Wednesday, September 23

September 18, 2009 at 12:32 pm Leave a comment

How are academic institutions meeting the challenge to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and reduce their carbon footprint?

What are the strategies that they are using to become more “green,” less wasteful, and more energy efficient?

Colleges and universities across the country are exercising leadership in their communities by modeling ways to eliminate global warming emissions, and by producing graduates educated in environmental issues and concerns.  Panelists will give brief presentations on current and future plans for sustainability on their campus, followed by a roundtable discussion amongst all participants.

The roundtable takes place at Studio@620 (620 1st Ave South,  St Petersburg, FL 33701) on Wednesday, September 23, 2009, 7:00 pm.

Participating campuses include:

Panel members include:

  • Joseph Dorsey Dept of Environmental Science Policy and Geography, USF St. Petersburg
  • Leah Ellington Student Bar Association “Go Green” Committee, Stetson University
  • Jason E Green Sustainability Coordinator, St Petersburg College
  • David Hastings Associate Professor of Marine Science and Chemistry, Eckerd College
  • Alison Ormsby Associate Professor of Environmental Studies, Eckerd College
  • E. Christian Wells Director, Office of Sustainability and Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of South Florida, Tampa
  • Diana Wright Energy Coordinator, St. Petersburg College

This event is free and open to the public.

For more information contact: David Hastings,, 727/864-7884 or visit:



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who we are:

Early in 2008, St. Petersburg College recognized its responsibility to model to our students, employees and community ways to minimize global warming emissions and provide the knowledge to our graduates to help achieve a more environmentally friendly future. Because of this, the College made sustainability (defined as meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs) a top priority. As a result, the Office for Sustainability was established.

what we do:

Working alongside internal and external partners, the Office for Sustainability focuses on the following areas of environmental stewardship: educational programs and corporate training, energy and natural resource conservation, green buildings and facilities, carbon emissions, recycling and student activities.

learn more:

To learn more about The Office for Sustainability at St. Petersburg College, contact Jason Green, Sustainability Coordinator at

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