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Center for Environmental and Sustainability Education

SAGE 2016-2017 Application


…working toward realizing a sustainable and peaceful future     
through scholarship, education, and action…


Project Proposal and Application for Academic Year 2016-2017

The Center for Environmental and Sustainability Education works toward realizing the dream of a sustainable and peaceful future for Earth through scholarship, education, and action. The Center seeks to elevate the environmental mission of Florida Gulf Coast University and serve the university community, the local community of the Western Everglades and Barrier Islands, and the wider community of scholars.

In order to advance this mission, we have developed Student Associates for a Greener Environment (SAGE), to involve students in our work in the Florida Gulf Coast University community and beyond. Students who become a member will be nurtured in their leadership capacity and develop their identities as environmentally conscious individuals. Students who become associates are expected to make a serious commitment to SAGE, the mission of the Center for Environmental and Sustainability Education, and to environmental and sustainability education at FGCU. SAGE members will work within the Center's traditions of collaboration, civil dialogue and intellectual integrity.

The purpose of this agreement is for you, the student, to specify the goal(s), activities, and learning objectives for your SAGE project. Please follow the link below to fill out the online application and project proposal. This project cannot begin without a completed application. Completed SAGE Proposals are due by Friday, October 21, 2016.

Decisions about funding will be made by Friday, October 28, 2016.  Center reviewers may request further information.  A brief project report will be required upon completion of the project with an explanation of how the funding was used. SAGE members will also be required to attend up to three meetings throughout the year. Meeting times will be posted with appropriate advance notice.

For the fall of 2016 and spring of 2017, the Center is pleased to offer small grants up to $1,000 for Student Associates for a Greener Environment (SAGE) members to support projects that fulfill one or more of the five SAGE goals.

Student members of SAGE will participate in:

  • Innovative educational research projects.
  • Educational projects that promote ecological literacy.
  • Civic engagement activities in local environmental issues, with a particular focus on campus initiatives.
  • Scholarly activity, teaching and service related to environmental and sustainability education.

Student members of SAGE will be responsible to:

  • Present project to SAGE members upon completion.
  • Attend the final meeting when projects are presented.
  • If applying for a project or grant to fund a project you must meet with a SAGE liaison.
  • Responsibilities will vary depending on individual projects.

Benefits of SAGE include:

  • Support to initiate new environmental projects or to take ongoing projects to fruition.
  • Support, mentoring, and financial assistance.
  • Opportunity to publish.
  • Prestige of association with the Center.

By filling out the application you understand and agree to the responsibilities you will have as a SAGE member. You acknowledge that work is on behalf of the Center for Environmental & Sustainability Education and student arm of the Center, SAGE.

Click here to download the SAGE 2016-2017 Application

It is suggested that you complete this step with your mentor. Please complete this form in its entirety.


 For questions or more information, please contact: 
Onye' Ogene
Student Assistant
Center for Environmental and Sustainability Education
Whitaker Hall 213
Dr. Maria Roca     
Senior Faculty Associate
Center for Environmental and Sustainability Education
Reed Hall 203