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USF Federal Credit Union Tree Planting

On November 7, the Patel College of Global Sustainability took part in a tree planting on the University of South Florida Tampa Campus. This tree planting was made possible by a donation from the USF Federal Credit Union to the PCGS Green Initiatives fund. PCGS was pleased to have the opportunity to continue our efforts to green the campus as a part of the Tree Campus USA program.

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Sustainable Organization Spotlight: Sea Turtle Conservancy
December 7th, 2017
The Sea Turtle Conservancy (STC) is a nonprofit organization based in Gainesville, Florida. Since its founding in 1959, STC has become the most recognized and accomplished sea turtle organization in the world. The organization, having over 50 years of experience in sea turtle conservation, research, and education, raises awareness and advocates for the protection of sea turtles.

USF Partners with City of Dunedin
December 7th, 2017
Starting in Spring of 2018, the USF Office of Community Engagement and Partnerships and the USF Patel College of Global Sustainability (PCGS) will begin a partnership with the City of Dunedin.

USF Federal Credit Union Tree Planting
December 7th, 2017
On November 7, the Patel College of Global Sustainability took part in a tree planting on the University of South Florida Tampa Campus. This tree planting was made possible by a donation from the USF Federal Credit Union to the PCGS Green Initiatives fund. PCGS was pleased to have the opportunity to continue our efforts to green the campus as a part of the Tree Campus USA program.

Alumni Network Event
December 7th, 2017
On November 16th, 2017 the Patel College of Global Sustainability hosted its first Alumni Network Event at the Gibbons Alumni Center at USF. The evening began with networking opportunities and appetizers. Alumni, faculty, and current students shared experiences, gave advice, and built their networks.

Sustainability Factors in Dynamical Systems Modeling: Simulating the Non-linear Aspects of Multiple Equilibria
November 7th, 2017
What is sustainability? Sustainability is a concept that can be defined in many ways depending upon a society's perception of current material needs and the actual material needs of future generations. Much of our ability to achieve sustainability entails developing indicators and measurements that will guide us to this goal. This paper suggests that we can strengthen the prediction of sustainability indicators by adopting a "multiple equilibria" approach for a more effective decision-making process in various sectors of the economy, in ecosystem protection, or in political arenas.

The Future of Sustainable Tourism
November 2nd, 2017
On October 20th Dr. David Randle, Director of the Sustainable Tourism concentration, and Louis Zunguze, Director of the Coastal Sustainability concentration, attended a Mayors Summit at Tampa Bay Watch to discuss the upcoming United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) conference.

Looking for a Scholarship?
November 2nd, 2017
The USF Foundation Scholarship Office is a resource for currently enrolled USF Students to search and apply for scholarships and grants. These scholarships and grants are both need and merit based to accommodate all students. Scholarships and grants are updated often, so make sure to check the website regularly for new opportunities.

Feeding America in Puerto Rico
November 2nd, 2017
The aftermath of Hurricane Maria is still affecting our friends and family in Puerto Rico, leaving many citizens without electricity and water. Communication challenges remain as many are impacted by power, phone and internet outages. There is also limited access to food, as fuel shortages and road closures make travel around the island nearly impossible.

PCGS Alumna's NGOs Helping the World
October 30th, 2017
Aja Estro, PCGS class of 2014 alumna, has dedicated her post graduate life to ground up movements that focus on specific needs of villages to improve quality of life and protect the environment.

Water for People: "We're Working to Reach Everyone Forever"
October 11th, 2017
Here in America, we constantly have access to clean water. This is unfortunately not the case for the 2.1 billion people around the world who don't have access to safe water and the 4.5 billion who lack access to adequate sanitation.

Solar CITIES Biodigester Research Project at Rosebud Continuum Sustainability Education Center with Patel College of Global Sustainability
October 3rd, 2017
Hurricane Irma, coming on the heels of Hurricane Harvey, showed the southern US and southern Florida that the era of climate uncertainty and intensified storms has the potential to wreck economies and disrupt lives.

CEO of Algae Tech Company Cellana Visits PCGS to Discuss Collaboration
September 28th, 2017
On Sep. 25 Martin Sabarsky, CEO of Cellana, a leading algae technology company, visited PCGS to meet with Dr. George Philippidis, Associate Professor and Director of the Biofuels & Bioproducts Lab.

University of South Florida Patel College of Global Sustainability is a Member of a Consortium Awarded $15M by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) to Advance the US Bioeconomy
September 28th, 2017
The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) just announced a $15 million award to a consortium of universities and companies, a member of which is USF's Patel College of Global Sustainability (PCGS) with Dr. George Philippidis as co-Principal Investigator.

Sierra Club's Fight for Environmental Justice
September 21st, 2017
Founded by conservationist John Muir in 1892, the Sierra Club is the nation's largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization.

Patel College of Global Sustainability Partners with Peace Corps to Promote Sustainability
September 20th, 2017
The Patel College of Global Sustainability (PCGS) has partnered with Peace Corps to offer The Paul D. Coverdell Fellowship for Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCV).

PCGS Alumni Bring Sustainability to Apollo Beach
September 20th, 2017
After a year of selling handmade soy candles at local farmer's markets throughout the Tampa Bay area, PCGS Alumni Trinity Miller and Tyler Demonde identified the need for a monthly market in the South Shore area.