Welcome to the Florida State University on–campus housing community! In an effort to help you have the best possible experience while you are living in the residence halls, and in line with FSU's commitment to sustainability, we would like to make you aware of some of the sustainability resources available to you while you are living in your residence hall.
There are many ways to being sustainable during your time on campus, below are a few suggestions from our office.
|Building||Paper||Plastic, Glass, and Aluminum||Cardboard|
|Azalea, Broward, Bryan, Cawthon, DeGraff, Deviney, Dorman, Gilchrist, Jennie Murphree, Landis, Magnolia, Ragans, Reynolds, Traditions, Wildwood||Front Desk||Each floor's recycling trash chute||Place near dumpster|
|McCollum, Rogers, Salley||Front Desk||Each floor's recycling bin||Place near dumpster|
While reducing our energy and water consumption is important, as well as recycling the materials we use, there are many other ways that we can generate less waste to go to the landfills.
The following are recurring sustainability programs that take place on campus:
Become an Eco Rep!
There are many ways to get involved with promoting sustainability on campus. An excellent opportunity for promoting sustainability in the residence halls is to become an Eco Rep. Eco Reps are elected Hall Government Executives that work directly with the FSU Sustainable Campus Initiative and their residence halls to develop sustainable practices. This ranges from promoting recycling in the halls to designing and implementing hall-wide and campus-wide programs. If you are interested in becoming an Eco-Rep, or would like more information, please explore the following website:
Being sustainable means living in such a way that you could sustain your lifestyle indefinitely without running out of the resources being used to do so. Unfortunately, as a society we are utilizing resources in an unsustainable way. This means that if things do not change we will eventually run out of vital resources such as: freshwater, viable farmland, and natural gas. The use and overuse of various resources has also contributed to the following: deforestation, ozone depletion, animal extinctions, and toxic living conditions for humans. It is critical that we all do our part to live more sustainably, and we would like to encourage you to be sustainable while you are living in the residence halls.
If you would like more information regarding sustainability and the effects of living unsustainably the following websites can serve as additional resources:
Dorman and Deviney Halls are both LEED Certified Buildings. Take a look at some of the aspects of the building that help us save energy and resources!