With increased pressure on our natural resources, college campuses across the nation have come to play an important role in environmental stewardship. Universities and Colleges across the world are the leaders in sustainable initiatives and education. Since we all live on the Earth, the state of our planet affects us all even when the impacts are hidden. The good news is there are plenty of positive actions individuals can perform to help protect and preserve the natural ecology of our planet.
Living in a campus environment, such as Florida Tech’s, tends to separate the individual from the “real world.” The campus is its own community and it is easy to forget that the things we do and the decisions we make while we are here still have consequences on the natural environment and the rest of the world. That being said, Florida Tech Faculty, Staff, and Students can take action to conserve energy, water, and other resources while striving to become more sustainable and eco-friendly to lessen the ecological footprint of our University.