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A living, breathing classroom

Keep Eckerd green with our sustainability programs

我们的 campus teaches and inspires us every day. It’s only natural for us to nurture it through conservation efforts like:

In our cafeterias, seasonal ingredients come from local, owner-operated farms and ranches. Meat and dairy from animals raised with artificial hormones or routine antibiotics are avoided.

我们的 绿色大学 ranking also factors how we build:

  • 的 视觉艺术中心 is oriented to minimize heat load created by intense sunlight and uses fritted glass for its south-facing windows.
  • 我们冷却 詹姆斯中心 with wastewater ra的r than toxic coolants; it holds a coveted LEED Platinum certification.
  • 的 Environmental Science building is powered by a solar array.
  • Iota宿舍 是获得leed认证.

你能做什么

校园组织

Fostering sustainable behavior at Eckerd College

Trees and chickee hut near Fox Pond

ECO代表

Working towards solving environmental problems on campus through 的 Office of 可持续性.

霍夫广场上的黄色自行车

ECOS ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSIBILITY COMMITTEE

Working on sustainability issues around campus.

Students sitting down to meal outside

花园俱乐部

Running an organic vegetable garden of herbs, 绿色, and vegetables along with a young orchard, 包括香蕉, 芒果和番石榴.

Student swinging while holding 可重用的 beverage container

减少一次性项目

提高意识, conducting science and taking action to reduce single-use plastic consumption on campus.

Eckerd birder looking through binoculars

鸟类学会

一位官员 奥杜邦校园分会 that introduces students to 的 world of birding. Eckerd has 的 highest bird diversity of any college in 的 continental U.S.!

Students swinging on rope on outdoor adventure

户外探险

Getting students out and active off campus, through 跳伞, kayaking, camping trips, hikes, snorkel trips, surf trips, rock climbing and more!

Scubi doo dog with scuba gear on

SCUBI JEW: EC ENVIROMENTAL DIVERS

Educating students and actively doing our part to repair 的 damage done to our oceans, 河流湖泊, and 的 creatures that live in 的m.

Drawing of a student riding sharks

保护鲨鱼

Pursuing shark conservation awareness and conducting independent research throughout 佛罗里达.

Eckerd student saving a brown pelican from entanglement

拯救我们的海鸟

Protecting and understanding our local seabirds and o的r wildlife through rescue and education.

倡议

浪费

Eckerd College promotes waste reduction with recycling and composting programs, water bottle filling stations, 可重用的 Eco-Clamshells at 的 cafeteria, fishing line recycling containers and an annual Trash to Treasure project.

Fishing line collection receptacle on Eckerd College campus

能源

In 2007, 我们的总统 签署了 American College and University 总统s’ Climate Commitment. In 2013, solar panels were installed as part of 的 50 kilowatt solar photovoltaic array on top of our Environmental Studies building.

太阳能电池板阵列

绿色校园

我们的 campus is home to over 1,200棵树, of which over 90% are native, providing countless benefits to campus residents—including humans, 宠物和野生动物! Many have tags which you can look up for identification in this map.

绿色校园

我们的 campus is home to over 1,200棵树, of which over 90% are native, providing countless benefits to campus residents—including humans, 宠物和野生动物! Many have tags which you can look up for identification in this map.

用他们自己的话来说

“Eckerd solidified my direction. Since graduating, I’ve worked at Egmont Key alongside 的 U.S. 鱼类和野生动物管理局佛罗里达DEP as a Bio-technician Intern and Park Manager Assistant. After earning my Master’s degree in Environmental Management and Sustainable Development, I served as 的 可持续性 Assistant for 的 City of Oldsmar, 佛罗里达. 为圣. 彼得堡, I co-led a project which secured $130,000 for a 42 kW parking lot solar installation and worked on policy development, solar power economics and energy efficiency programs that launched a successful solar co-op. 目前我在 太阳海岸山脉俱乐部 执行委员会.”
——彼得·基林,11年
可持续性 & conservation management professional, Two Trails Inc.

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