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Food recovery at work.

Students make a difference with food recovery club

Several days a week, students with the food recovery club collect and transport unserved food from the campus’ dining facility to give to those in need. This semester, the club devoted to reducing food waste has provided nearly 800 pounds of food to the community.

April 24, 2024Community Partnerships, Student Life, Sustainability

The greenhouse at the St. Pete Youth Farm.

Greenhouse paying dividends in providing food and teaching students at youth farm

Two years ago, the St. Pete Youth Farm and USF St. Petersburg unveiled a greenhouse. Since then, the greenhouse has assisted the farm in providing hundreds of pounds of organic vegetables to the public while helping high school students grow their knowledge of food production and business.

April 15, 2024Community Partnerships, Sustainability

Environmental shot of Tampa Bay.

USF to tackle environmental challenges through new initiative with Tampa Bay Wave and the St. Petersburg Innovation District

The BlueTech|X Accelerator will bring together small businesses and entrepreneurs pioneering solutions for some of the nation’s most pressing environmental concerns through technologies, products and services that address climate resiliency needs.

February 21, 2024Community Partnerships, Research and Innovation, Sustainability

CRESCENDO team after concert

An interdisciplinary team of faculty and students turns environmental impact data into music

USF Anthropologist Heather O’Leary turned her coastal impact data into music that people could understand and enjoy. The project, CRESCENDO, is an interdisciplinary group of faculty and students working together to create and disseminate moving music about the environment.

February 20, 2024Campus News, Research and Innovation, Sustainability

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

USF adds eco-friendly flair to commencement

Graduates and guests attending fall commencement will see some enhancements to regalia, stage design and programs – many of which were made with sustainability in mind.

November 29, 2023Campus News, Sustainability

Steps going up to old Fort Dade at Egmont Key

Exploring sustainable tourism on Egmont Key through virtual reality

A group of students spent the day exploring sustainable tourism on Egmont Key through an app developed at USF that digitally documents the island's rich history. The software application brings the buildings of old Fort Dade to life through virtual and augmented reality technologies.

November 6, 2023Campus News, Research and Innovation, Sustainability

Greenhouse grand opening

USF St. Petersburg campus and St. Pete Youth Farm unveil Fresh and Local Greenhouse to fight food insecurity

The USF St. Petersburg campus and the St. Pete Youth Farm have unveiled a new greenhouse that will provide the community with fresh vegetables and fish while giving students the opportunity to learn about sustainable and innovative farming methods.

June 22, 2022Campus News, Sustainability

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

USF St. Petersburg campus connects to clean energy through community solar program

A new community solar program from Duke Energy will allow USF’s St. Petersburg campus to expand its investment in renewable energy while saving money and enhancing environmental sustainability.

June 9, 2022Campus News, Sustainability

Creating a more sustainable campus.

Creating a more sustainable campus

As one of our five core values, care for the natural environment is a large part of the culture and identity of the USF St. Petersburg campus. Learn about many of the recent sustainability accomplishments on campus and what's to come.

April 29, 2022Campus News, Sustainability

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

Reverse recycling debuts at USF

As students return from winter break, they’ll notice six new machines on USF’s campuses. They may resemble vending machines, but instead of money, they accept plastic bottles and aluminum cans.

January 6, 2022Campus News, Sustainability

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

Top stories of 2021 on USF’s St. Petersburg campus

As the world began emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic, life began to return to normal at USF’s St. Petersburg campus in 2021. Students and faculty returned to the classroom and events began again, albeit many in either remote or hybrid format.

December 31, 2021Campus News, Events, Research and Innovation, Student Life, Sustainability

student looking at tree

Students conduct digital inventory of campus trees to document environmental benefits

For nearly 150 years, people have observed Arbor Day by coming together to plant trees. On USF’s St. Petersburg campus, students are celebrating trees by counting them.

April 30, 2021Student Life, Sustainability

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