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Florida Tech Among Global Leaders in Climate Action, Ranking Finds

The university was the only Florida school in Times Higher Education's Climate Action ranking, a part of the 2020 THE Impact Rankings.

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Secret History: Every Day is Earth Day

Dateline: 1968 At noon Christmas Eve 1968 in Melbourne, Florida, shoppers were making last-minute holiday purchases. About 230,000 miles away, the Apollo 8 crew was completing the first manned orbit of the moon. Astronaut William Anders was photographing the dark side of the moon when he caught sight of the Earth rising. In that moment, Anders snapped what is arguably…

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Collins Aerospace Grant to Fund Lagoon-Friendly Landscaping at Florida Tech Alumni Center

Landscaping will include gumbo limbos, oaks and other Florida native trees and shrubs planted by Florida Tech students and the Collins Aerospace Garden Club.

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Florida Tech Earns ‘Bicycle Friendly University’ Designation

The League of American Bicyclists certification denotes institutions with well-connected infrastructure, bike maintenance and storage options, theft prevention programs and other pro-bike attributes.

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Florida Tech Included in Princeton Review Green College Guide

Schools in the guide feature “the most exceptional commitments to sustainability based on their academic offerings and career preparation for students, campus policies, initiatives, and activities.”

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Mimicking Photosynthesis Could Be the Best Way to Power the World

Florida Tech research explores “artificial leaf” system for solar fuel production If human beings could mimic the way plants make their own fuel, it’s not a stretch to say that Earth’s energy needs could be solved. The way leaves convert sunlight and carbon dioxide into life-sustaining chemical energy is a resourceful process, and scientists are attempting to do the same…

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Florida Tech Awarded STARS Sustainability Certification

After a year of data collection and processing, the university achieved a Bronze rating from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, the leading sustainability organization.

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Sustainability Students Design Energy Microgrid

Sustainability minor and major students want to create a solar-powered energy microgrid for Florida Tech. “It all started when the construction management team came to us for help with their student design project. They asked us to design a solar photovoltaic (PV) system that could run everything in the Academic Quad. They wanted it to be done with renewable energy,” said mechanical…

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A Green Move Out is an Easy Move Out

Take it or leave it – but leave green no matter what. What began as a student’s sustainability capstone project in 2015 has now expanded to a campus wide move-out program called –  The Leave Green initiative. It all started with a few select residence halls.  The idea was to improve the recycling efforts of students when they moved out. The goal was to divert and donate…

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Celebrate Earth Day Everyday

Earth Day is celebrated once a year. But at Florida Institute of Technology, students, faculty and staff have committed on a daily basis to reimagine and redesign more sustainable and interactive living, learning and working spaces. Through years of efforts, the university has introduced many innovations and fostered a more sustainable campus and community culture. Sustainability is increasingly central to life at…

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