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Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University

School details:
Full-time enrollment: 10,970
Part-time enrollment: 1,291
Location: Tallahassee, Florida


  • The university has an Environment and Sustainability Council that advises on sustainability policies and practices.
  • The council is drafting a Sustainability Strategic Plan that will be appended to the 2011-2020 Master Plan.

Green Building

  • FAMU has plans for three new buildings that will follow LEED green building guidelines: the College of Pharmacy, the College of Engineering, and a health center.
  • The university is renovating Jones Hall and the Gore Educational Complex to adhere to LEED guidelines.
  • Energy-saving technologies include energy management systems and motion sensors for lights. A campuswide lighting retrofit has also been completed.
  • To conserve water, the irrigation system features shut-off sensors activated by rain.

Climate Change & Energy

  • Tips to save energy are circulated across campus.
  • The campus is exploring the use of photovoltaics as a renewable energy source for lighting.


  • The FAMU campus recycles all traditional materials: aluminum, cardboard, glass, paper, and some plastics
  • Electronic waste is recycled, including batteries, toner cartridges, and fluorescent lamps.
  • Used oil is also recycled.
  • The campus partners with the Goodwill, Red Cross, and other thrift stores to host a move-out donation event at the end of every semester.
  • The university competes in the annual Recyclemania contest to reduce waste and increase recycling efforts.
  • FAMU has won the local CANpaign aluminum recycling competition hosted by the city of Tallahassee.


  • Local foods are featured in dining halls.
  • Trays have been removed from dining locations to save energy and water.

Student Involvement

  • The FAMU Focus on the Environment program, in its second year, works to educate members of the campus community about sustainability.
  • Two on-campus groups target sustainability issues on campus: the Environmental Sciences Student Organization and the FAMU Green Coalition.
  • The university has 26 students majoring in environmental sciences and 3 students who chose the field as a minor.
  • FAMU offers a masters program and a doctorate program in the environmental sciences, with 10 masters students and 22 doctoral candidates.


  • The campus offers free shuttles around campus for students
  • Free or subsidized transportation is available to local destinations.
  • The campus is considering a policy that will stop unnecessary idling from motor vehicles for all community members.
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