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Fax: (239) 590-1033
Environmental Health & Safety frequently partners with other departments and offices to support major service opportunities. The interdepartmental sustainability calendar is the best place to find out about upcoming events and learn how to register. Please check it regularly to stay up to date!
Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS devices. Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location.
FGCU has several sustainability-themed geocaches hidden around our campus. Earn Service Learning hours by maintaining and updating the existing geocaches. This entails checking the caches to ensure they are in the appropriate locations, keeping the logs in order, and monitoring web activity. This project requires a student that can work independently and has access to a smart phone. The student must also be able to work outdoors, walk on uneven terrain, stoop, and kneel. Geocaching enthusiast preferred!
Computer/Technology, Education, Environment, FGCU Campus
Maintain our department’s Dual-Batch Compost Tumbler so that we can increase one of earth’s most precious resources: healthy soil.
An odor-free compost heap requires a nitrogen to carbon ratio of about 30:1. Materials high in nitrogen are called “green” and include items such as food scraps, coffee grounds, grass clippings, etc. Carbon-rich, or “brown”, materials include dried leaves, shredded hay, sawdust, twigs, shredded newspaper, nut shells, pine needles, and corn stalks. The ideal compost heap would contain similar inputs as shown in this pyramid.
Image courtesy of Riverpark Farm at Alexandria Center, NY
Most home gardeners combine two parts of brown materials with one part green materials, but some prefer a one to one ratio depending on the specific C:N rations of the individual ingredients going into the compost.
For this service learning project your responsibilities include:
You may earn more hours by taking on the following compost-related tasks:
Environment, FGCU Campus
FGCU has many programs that aim to reduce the amount of single-occupancy car trips to campus. Help promote things like biking, ride sharing, carpooling, car sharing, and taking public transit be encouraging people on campus to take advantage of Ride2FGCU, Zipcar, LeeTran, and South Florida Commuter Services.
Marketing, Environment, FGCU Campus
The best ways to learn about upcoming sustainability happenings that offer service learning is to view the ECOFGCU Sustainability Events Calendar. Sustainability is an interdepartmental effort and sustainability events across our campus are coordinated through the centralized calendar.
Contact the person listed in the event details on the calendar to get involved. We often need assistance with the following:
In addition to the Sustainability Calendar, be sure to follow our social media outlets for the most current information.
Marketing/PR & Event Planning, Education, Environment, FGCU Campus
We are always looking for creative people to help with the following projects:
Arts, Marketing/PR & Event Planning, Education, Environment, FGCU Campus
Environment, FGCU Campus, Computer/Technology