The Environmental Forum is an umbrella group on campus that brings together faculty, staff and students interested in environmental efforts on campus and beyond. The Forum is a clearinghouse for all things environmental, from campus greening to events large and small. Along with academic departments, the Library, and student organizations such as the Green Team and the (new!) Environmental Science Club, we organize several environmental-themed events in the Fall and Spring, culminating in the Green Festival on or around Earth Day in April. Our aim is to spread awareness of the inter-related, interdisciplinary issues that arise in the context of complex environmental issues today. Foremost among our concerns is Climate Change.
The Forum is a part of FSU’s Climate Action Plan, and is thus part of the effort to limit FSU’s carbon footprint. In the wake of the repeated failure of governments around the world to sign a meaningful, legally binding treaty on Climate Change, it is ever more important for institutions of higher learning, towns and communities to take the required action while continuing to pressure governments to act. The Environmental Forum represents a necessary part of that action --- bringing awareness to the campus community, fostering discussion and brainstorming new ideas.
Framingham State University was named a Green College for the second year in a row by the Princeton Review in 2011. We are one of 22 schools in Massachusetts to receive this honor, and one of 311 nationwide.
The Environmental Forum meets about 3 times a semester, approximately once a month. For more information please contact the Forum coordinator, Vandana Singh firstname.lastname@example.org.
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