Florida Institute of Technology
What is Sustainability?

All of the organizations below have worked with the Florida Tech sustainability program in one form or another since 2011.  Many Florida Tech sustainability students have worked with these organizations as a part of their applied capstone projects. Thanks to our existing and future partners.

Community Partners include:

Brevard Public Schools, http://www.brevardschools.org/
Florida Tech has many long connections with BPS and increasingly sustainability is a component of our STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics) activities with public schools in the region. 

City of Melbourne, http://www.melbourneflorida.org/info/ 
The City of Melbourne is the backbone urban and business center of Brevard County.   City staff have worked with our sustainability students on geographic information systems and related issues. 

City of Satellite Beach, www.satellitebeachfl.org/
Satellite Beach is a small barrier island city that has preserved much of its oceanfront lands.  Florida Tech students have worked on stormwater issues, sustainable building practices and coastal management with City staff.

Energy Florida, http://www.energyflorida.org/
Energy Florida is an industry led nonprofit organization that helps to bring energy related products and services to the state of Florida, with a focus on renewable energy. is an industry led nonprofit seeking to diversify and finance innovative energy projects.  

Florida Power & Light, http://www.fpl.com/
Florida Power & Light (FPL) is one of the largest energy producers in the Southeast U.S. FPL is also one of the largest employers in the state of Florida with over 11,000 employees. FPL has also teamed with Florida Tech on many sustainainability initiatives. 

Florida Solar Energy Center, http://www.fsec.ucf.edu/en/ 
The Florida Solar Energy Center serves as a lead research and education facility on solar energy for much of Florida. Their mission entails researching, testing and certifying solar systems as well as serving as an exceptional educational resource for the state.

Harris Corporation  http://harris.com/ 
Harris Corporation is a historic corporate innovator and Florida Tech partner on the Space Coast and globally as a major provider of high tech products and services. Harris understands corporate social responsibility and will continue to be a community leader.

Keep Brevard Beautiful,  http://keepbrevardbeautiful.com/
Keep Brevard Beautiful works throughout the Space Coast to keep public areas free of trash, restore dune vegetation, and other issues.  Organizations on campus have adopted roads through KBB and value the opportunity to make our community more sustainable with non-profit partners.

Lighting Science Group, http://www.lsgc.com/
LSG unleashes the science of light to make people and our planet look, feel, and heal better with state-of-the-art, energy efficient LED lighting products of all types.

Marine Resources Council,  http://mrcirl.org/
The MRC has been a historic leader in the science-based protection of the Indian River Lagoon – including a National Estuary Program designation in 1991. This huge waterway is North America’s most biodiverse estuary system and is threatened on many fronts. 

Siemens Corporation, http://www.usa.siemens.com/answers/en/
Siemens is a U.S. subsidiary of Siemens AG, a global powerhouse in electronics and electrical engineering; operating in the industry, energy, healthcare, and infrastructure sectors with a comprehensive focus on improving energy efficiency.

Smooth Running Inc.,  https://smoothrunning.org/
Smooth Running is the producer of several of the most prestigious and unique endurance events in East Central Florida.  Smooth Running strives to achieve the highest level of sustainability at all events.

Waste Management,  http://www.wm.com/
Waste Management, serves more than 20 million customers in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico. WM is committed to developing new waste solutions that can help communities and organizations achieve their green goals, including zero waste.

Florida Tech On-campus Partners include:

Business and Retail Services, http://www.fit.edu/business-operations/
This program includes many offices of importance to campus sustainability including Housing & Residence Life, Dining Services, Conference Services, Property Administration, and the Copy Center.  The directors of these offices have introduced various sustainability best practices.  

Environmental and Regulatory Compliance Office, http://www.fit.edu/erc/index.php
The ERC support provides and coordinates services that minimize safety, health, environmental and regulatory risks to the Florida Tech community in a manner consistent with responsible fiscal and environmental stewardship.

Facilities Operations, http://facilities.fit.edu/overview.php
Facilities is responsible for approx. 2 million sq ft of classroom, laboratory, housing, dining, office,
and other facilities on approx. 150 acres at F.I.T. and other sites off campus. Many sustainability efforts at Florida Tech are heavily dependent on Facilities including LEED buildings, recycling,
and Tree Campus U.S.A.

International Student Service Organization, Florida Tech,  https://orgsync.com/3246/chapter
ISSO brings together the international students of Florida Tech to work together to better the university community as a whole. The organization participates in many large events  and is a major resource for international students.

Marketing and Communications,  http://www.fit.edu/marketingcomm/index.php
The Offices of Marketing, Communications, Web Services, Creative Services, and WFIT-FM
have worked with the sustainability program, with excellent website support.

Student Government Association,  http://sga.fit.edu/
Among many responsibilities, the Florida Tech SGA coordinates with other organizations on campus to help bring sustainability initiatives to the proper university committees and can allocate funding for such projects at intervals.

Women’s Business Center,  http://wbc.fit.edu/
The Women’s Business Center at Florida Tech promotes the advancement of women in the workplace.  Social equity is a fundamental principle of sustainability.  The WBC has supported a variety of applied sustainability initiatives in the workplace.