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PCGS Sept 28 Newsletter - Welcome to Our House

posted Oct 14, 2016, 10:43 AM by Noelle Griffin   [ updated Oct 14, 2016, 10:46 AM ]

Sept 28 2016 NL

PCGS Sept 14 Newsletter - Sustainability Storms the Arctic

posted Sep 19, 2016, 7:40 AM by Noelle Griffin   [ updated Sep 19, 2016, 7:41 AM ]

PCGS 9/14/16 Newsletter Preview

PCGS Aug 31 Newsletter - Want to Know the Heat Index in 2050?

posted Sep 2, 2016, 8:44 AM by Noelle Griffin   [ updated Oct 14, 2016, 10:38 AM ]

Aug 31 2016

PCGS Aug 3 Newsletter - Follow the Green Road

posted Aug 3, 2016, 9:47 AM by Noelle Griffin

Sustainability in the Bay
Sustainable Transportation Edition
Quote of the Week:
“Let's have a moment of silence for all those Americans who are stuck in traffic on their way to the gym to ride the stationary bicycle.” –U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer
The Future of Transportation

Joshua Barber of the Patel College is CUTR's next National Institute for Transportation and Communities (NITC) Livability Scholar!
Tour de Turtles Kickoff!
PCGS at Tour de Turtles marathon

After completing 52 days of marathon training, Tortuga Turista has joined 13 other sea turtles in the Tour de Turtles race.


Student Development Series
PCGS Prepares to Kick-Off Their Student Development Series
PCGS hosts the Student Development Series to provide students the opportunity to network, learn about local partnerships, develop skills, receive advice from industry leaders and engage in the community through various opportunities

TBAEP contest
TBAEP Announces Our Fifth Annual Environmental Photography Contest - "Embrace your love of the outdoors, feature the local environment and nature, or creatively showcase the industry in which you work." Oh yeah, and win $500.

In Other News

Read some of our favorite atricles we read this week...

For a shorter read: "A Plane Just Flew Around The World Without A Single Drop Of Fuel" - The flight of Solar Impulse 2 is a huge achievement for clean energy.

For a longer read: "Inside Elon Musk's newest plan to transform energy and transportation" - "Tesla Motors CEO Musk outlined his overarching vision for the company, which appears to cover the breadth of the sustainable energy chain — from generation and storage, to electrification of the entire vehicle fleet and the sharing economy."

PCGS Student Spotlights

PCGS August 2016 Graduation
Congratulations PCGS Summer 2016 Graduates! - This August, we will have 17 students leaving PCGS to do big things in the world of sustainability. Congratulations to all of our graduates!

Rudi Ramnanan
Rudi Ramnanan and Renewable Energy Innovation - Rudi has worked very heard here at PCGS for his  MA in Global Sustainability with a concentration in Renewable Energy. He has already secured a job at WTEC Renewable Energy Innovation!

PCGS ACE Internship Presentations
Travel Into Our Students Global Internships, Aug 4
 - Check out our graduate students final presentations via Facebook Live tomorrow! From presentations such as "Dominica Green Inititives for Green Jobs" by Jerry Comellas, to "Toward a Car Free Key West" by Mary Bishop, and so much more.

Faculty Highlight

Dr. David Randle PCGS USF
Dr. David Randle Covers the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
 - "The High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development is the United Nations mechanism for the follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals..."

Sustainability Tips and Tricks

For Sustainable Transportation

1. Bicycle

2. Walk

3. Carpool

4. Telecommute 

5. Look for other ways to drive less

6. Mass transit

7. Properly inflate your tires

8. Maintain your car proactively

9. No more rage against the machine

10. Trade in an inefficient car

11. Investigate hypermiling

12. Retrofit your vehicle to run on an alternative fuel

PCGS July 20 Newsletter - Coastal Sustainability Declares War on Plastics

posted Jul 19, 2016, 10:45 AM by Noelle Griffin   [ updated Jul 20, 2016, 9:31 AM ]

Sustainability in the Bay
Coastal Sustainability Edition 
PCGS July Sustainabily in the Bay Newsletter
Quote of the Week:
"The first rule of sustainability is to align with natural forces, or at least not try to defy them." Paul Hawken
Patel College of Global Sustainability

USF Patel College of Global Sustainability
Offers M.A. Program                    9 Concentrations and 11 Graduate Level Certificates in Sustainability

PCGS at The United Nations
Dr. David Randle at the UN

Dr. Randle Returns to UN for 2030 Agenda Discussion- This week, Dr. Randle will once again be speaking at the U.N. along with PCGS courtesy faculty members Richard Jordan and Ed Chiles, and PCGS intern Bianca Cassouto, will be attending the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development.

Coastal Management
Coastal Sustainability Concentration

One Small Step for Man, One Giant Leap for Coastal Management- Over 50 percent of our population lives by coast. With sea levels rising rapidly and our water becoming ridden of pollution, it is time we take control of our coasts by improving our individual behavior and habits.

Resources from PCGS

Sustainability Jobs
Green Jobs Mega List-
Check out all sustainability jobs and sustainability related jobs that are currently open! Provided to you by PCGS.

Tampa Bay Watch Logo
Volunteer for Tampa Bay Watch- 
​TBW in partnership with SWFWMD Surface Water Improvement & Management Program is recruiting 100 volunteers for a high marsh planting of Rock Ponds Borrow Pit in Ruskin on the morning of Friday, August 19 from 9am - noon.

In Other News...
Read some of our other favorite articles from this week...

For a shorter read: "Your City Might Be About to Get a Face-lift"- ​See the craziest urban developments coming your way! These new technologies will start to turn the wheels of Global Sustainability.

For a longer read: "Half of all US food produce is thrown away, new research suggests"- "Food experts say there is growing awareness that governments cannot effectively fight hunger, or climate change, without reducing food waste."

Student Spotlight
Kayla Student Spotlight
Student Kayla Peacock has Something to Celebrate During her Internship in Ireland- 
We know many of our students have life-changing experiences during their internship programs abroad, but Kayla Peacock also got to experience a major life event.

Alum News
Adit Patel
Adit Patel Working for the Sarasota County Government- 
"If I could give one piece of advice to future students it is that you should take advantage of all opportunities available to you," Adit said. "Even the smallest volunteer event will open doors for you."

Sustainability Tips and Tricks
NOAA tips

Around Home

1. Conserve Water- Use less water so excess runoff and wastewater will not flow into the ocean.

2. Reduce Pollutants - Choose nontoxic chemicals and dispose of herbicides, pesticides, and cleaning products properly.

3. Reduce Waste - Cut down on what you throw away.

Around Town

4. Shop Wisely - Choose sustainable seafood. Buy less plastic and bring a reusable bag.

5. Reduce Vehicle Pollution - Use fuel efficient vehicles, carpool or ride a bike.

6. Use Less Energy - Choose energy efficient light bulbs and don't overset your thermostat.

On the Water

7. Fish Responsibly - Follow "catch and release" practices and keep more fish alive.

8. Practice Safe Boating - Anchor in sandy areas far from coral and sea grasses. Adhere to "no wake" zones.

9. Respect Habitat - Healthy habitat and survival go hand in hand. Treat with care.

Anytime, Anywhere

10. Volunteer - Volunteer for cleanups at the beach and in your community. You can get involved in protecting your watershed too!

PCGS July 6 Newsletter - Join the Movement, Businesses are Turning Sustainable

posted Jul 5, 2016, 7:32 AM by Noelle Griffin   [ updated Jul 11, 2016, 7:30 AM ]

Sustainability in the Bay
Building Sustainable Enterprise Edition 
PCGS July Sustainabily in the Bay Newsletter
Quote of the Week:
"We know that the profitable growth of our company depends on the economic, environmental, and social sustainability of our communities across the world. And we know it is in our best interests to contribute to the sustainability of those communities." —Travis Engen, CEO, Alcan
Patel College of Global Sustainability

USF Patel College of Global Sustainability
Offers M.A. Program                    9 Concentrations and 11 Graduate Level Certificates in Sustainability

New Partnership News
Last week PCGS became an official Corporate Member of the U.S. Green Chamber of Commerce (USGCC). We are excited to join this group to make valuable, long lasting connections with other leaders in 

Ambassador's Luncheon

PCGS invites Alumni who are working in the sustainability field to lunch to discuss how to update our curriculum to closely align with the work they do today! We make it our responsibility to stay on top of new skills and technology to prepare our students for their dream job.

Featured Articles

Just One Humanity
PCGS Alumna’s Organization Celebrates First Anniversary-
 This past May, PCGS alumna Aja Estro celebrated the first anniversary of her NGO, Just One Humanity. Estro was inspired to launch her NGO after a PCGS internship that took her to Africa.

Tortuga Turista
PCGS and Tour de Turtles- 
The Patel College of Global Sustainability is sponsoring an adult sea turtle, named Tortuga Turista in the Tour de Turtles event this summer. The Tour de Turtles is an annual event that was created by the Sea Turtle Conservancy to promote awareness and conservation of sea turtles.

Student Spotlights
Carmen Garcia
Student Carmen Garcia Lands a Job with the AmeriCorps VISTA- 
Carmen's passion for sustainability and hard work have led her down the path to helping those in need with her new position.

Mary Bishop 
Student Mary Bishop and PCGS Making Key West Headlines- This project has the potential to completely change the way tourists visit Key West Florida. Keep up the great work Mary!

Faculty News
Dr. Seneshaw Tsegaye in Singapore for International Water Week- 
Seneshaw Tsegaye has been invited to Singapore to speak on July 12th for Singapore International Water Week (SIWW). 
The Singapore International Water Week (SIWW) is the global platform for the sharing and co-creation of innovative water solutions.

Sustainability Tips and Tricks

1. Build Green—Green construction is transforming the world and minimizing the impact of buildings on the environment

2. Minimize Waste—Waste generation is a major culprit of negative environmental impact. To minimize waste, consider human behavior, waste collection systems and their integration.

3. Increase Energy Efficiency—To reduce electricity use, install power strips with personal occupancy sensors, so electronics like monitors, speakers or heaters shut off when not in use.

4. Reduce Emissions—To encourage alternative transportation, offer employees transit subsidies, improve facilities to encourage bicycle use, promote carpool programs, provide alternative work schedule options, and offer electric vehicle charging stations.

5. Conserve Water—To conserve water, add aerators to faucets or upgrade to water efficient fixtures to reduce water consumption. Evaluate irrigation needs and make sure operations are timed efficiently and targeted precisely.

6. Create a Management System—A documented systematic approach will maintain and grow sustainable practices over time.

7. Engage Employees—Include sustainability training in employee orientation to provide foundational knowledge. Brown bag workshops educate employees in a collaborative way, bringing people together with similar interests. Offer a reward system, and publically recognize sustainable behavior or new innovations.

PCGS June 23 Newsletter - Sustainability from the United Nations to Outer Space!

posted Jun 21, 2016, 1:56 PM by Noelle Griffin   [ updated Jun 27, 2016, 12:03 PM ]

Sustainability in the Bay
Food Sustainability and Security Edition 
PCGS June 22 Newsletter - Sustainability From the United Nations to Outer Space!
Quote of the Week:
"There’s enough on this planet for everyone’s needs but not for everyone’s greed." –Mahatma Gandhi
Patel College of Global Sustainability

USF Patel College of Global Sustainability
Offers M.A. Program                    9 Concentrations and 11 Graduate Level Certificates in Sustainability

Alumni News
alumni recycle

Eve Spengler, Esteban Baza, Tessa Schreiner, Adrienne Willix, and Brian Pullen stay involved by attending the Recycle Florida Today Annual Conference and Exhibition in St. Augustine. 

Tree Mapping
USF Tree Mapping

Last year, PCGS and the Office of Sustainability were awarded a grant of over $30,000 from the Florida Forest Services to do Tree Mapping at USF. So what is tree mapping and why is it important?

Featured Articles

PCGS with Jacobs tile
World Oceans Day & PCGS - A group of PCGS faculty and students made the trip out to Titusville to visit the Kennedy Space Center for a World Oceans Day celebration. PCGS met with Jacobs and discovered space tiles that benefit our waters.

Food Nexus
Sustainable Recipes - Living sustainably is without a doubt a lifestyle. At PCGS we focus on educating students on how to incorporate sustainability into their lives, including meals. Learn some recipes that support a sustainable diet!

Event Highlight
Bianca at UN
Patel College at the United Nations -
PCGS attained a new milestone when four members from the college were invited to the United Nations headquarters in New York to attend a program about sustainable energy.

Faculty News
Philippidis at the EUBCE
Dr. Philippidis
 at the Biomass Conference - The Patel College of Global Sustainability participated in the European Biomass Conference (EUBCE) in Amsterdam on June 6-9.

Sustainability Tips and Tricks

1. Aim to be waste-free

2. Reduce your carbon footprint by eatting less meat and dairy

3. Buy local, seasonal and environmentally friendly food

4. Choose Fair Trade Certified products

5. Select fish only from sustainable sources

6. Get the food balance right

7. Grow your own, and buy the rest from a wide range of outlets

Office of Sustainability News
USF plants trees
Arbor Day Initiative - Here at PCGS and the Office of Sustainability, we try to celebrate Arbor Day every day. This past year we kick-started a six month project committed to making our campus greener.

June 2016 Sustainability in the Bay PCGS Newsletter

posted Jun 2, 2016, 10:53 AM by Justin Farrow   [ updated Jun 9, 2016, 9:49 AM by Noelle Griffin ]

Sustainability in the Bay
Sustainable Tourism Edition
Quote of the Week:
“Sustainability, ensuring the future of life on Earth, is an infinite game, the endless expression of generosity on behalf of all.” –Paul Hawken
Patel College of Global Sustainability

USF Patel College of Global Sustainability
Offering 9 Graduate Level Concentrations and 11 Certificates in Sustainability

Survey Earth in a Day 5
Survey Earth in a Day 5
Land Surveyors survey entire earth in a day. Yes, you read the title correctly. Survey Earth in a Day is happening again, for the 5th time.

Urban Forestry Conference
Urban Forestry Conference
On Monday, May 23rd the Patel College of Global Sustainability opened its doors to host the week long Urban Forestry Conference.

Featured Article
Cuba Partners

Both Cuba and the Gulf Coast share similar challenges related to sustainable tourism and protection of our coastal and marine habitats, it is apparent that they could both benefit from a similar sustainable solution. 

PCGS Faculty Highlights
Patel College Global Sustainability Professor, Seneshaw Tsegaye, has accepted a nomination to speak at the upcoming Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation workshop "Achieving Universal Access to Urban Sanitation Services Workshop."

Kebreab PCGS Faculty
PCGS faculty and Director of the Office of Sustainability, Dr. Kebreab Ghebremichael was invited to speak at the EWRI - Environmental and Water Resources Congress.

PCGS Student Spotlight
PCGS Student Jerry
Jerry John Comellas is one of our students currently interning on the island of Dominica to help create a sustainable island that serves as a model to the world.

Sustainability Tips and Tricks
1. Recycle and refrain from littering

2. Pack a reusable bottle

3. Put purchases in reusable shopping bags

4. Alternatives to driving

5. Support the locals, not corporations

6. Shop direct from the source

7. Book unique cultural experiences

8. Conserve water and save energy

9. Stop supporting cruel animal tourist attractions

10. Keep the momentum going at home

Student Award Opportunity
Clinton Global Initiative
The Clinton Global Initiative University Innovation Fund aims to source, support, and feature the most effective, high-impact college student entrepreneurs and innovators worldwide by providing critical, early-stage seed funding.

May 2016 Sustainability in the Bay Newsletter PCGS

posted May 19, 2016, 1:46 PM by Justin Farrow   [ updated Jul 1, 2016, 3:10 PM ]

Sustainable Seafood Issue

Sustainability in the Bay

Patel College of Global Sustainability

USF Patel College of Global Sustainability
Offering 9 Graduate Level Concentrations and 11 Certificates in Sustainability

Sustainability in Space
Sustainability in Space
Faculty and Staff at Patel College of Global Sustainability explore collaboration opportunities within the space industry.

PCGS Alumni News
PCGS Alumni News
PCGS Alumni discuss their new accomplishments in the field of sustainability.

Faculty Highlights
PCGS Falculty Fullbright Scholorship
Patel College Global Sustainability Faculty awarded Fulbright Scholarship and is currently conducting a Fulbright assignment in Montreal Canada

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