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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
New landscaping featuring native Florida plants lured a host of unique visitors to campus: monarch butterflies. In caterpillar form, nearly 60 individuals of this imperiled species appeared one morning outside of the Peter Rudy Wallace building, attracted by milkweed planted by the groundskeeping crew at USF’s St. Petersburg campus.
April 22, 2021Sustainability
The University of South Florida is one of 10 colleges and universities nationwide that will receive pro bono consulting to help advance climate action planning and projects on campus.
USF St. Petersburg campus awarded a $25,000 grant from Ford Motor Company Fund to fight food insecurity through urban farming
USF’s St. Petersburg campus received a $25,000 grant through the 2020 Ford College Community Challenge to go towards a project that will promote food security in South St. Petersburg by producing up to 150 pounds of fresh vegetables for the community each month.
For the sixth year, USF’s St. Petersburg campus Initiative on Coastal Adaptation and Resilience (iCAR) is bringing together scientists, policymakers and the local community to focus on preparing and becoming more resilient to present and future climatic changes.
With many public and private institutions vowing to scale back their carbon footprint, USF’s St. Petersburg campus is accelerating its commitment to sustainability through a series of initiatives designed to decrease emissions, grow green infrastructure and continue its stewardship of the environment.
After six months of production, professors Barnali Dixon and Rebecca Johns have launched an interactive platform that allows citizens from across St. Petersburg to track and monitor the impacts of climate change in their neighborhoods.