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Community Sustainability Groups

Sustainable Tallahassee welcomes volunteers to market, promote, educate and collaborate on programs and projects to transform Tallahassee into a model of best practices in sustainability. To volunteer or to learn more about Sustainable Tallahassee, please contact

FAMU Green Coalition The mission of the FAMU Green Coalition is to partner with campus area and governmental resources to help protect and enhance the health and well-being of the greater Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University community on environmental issues. If interested please contact LaRae Donnellan at

Repower America This semester, Repower America’s focus is educating and advocating for clean energy and capturing the 'youth voice'. Contact Michael Bailey at

Tallahassee Sustainability Group is working on an aquaponic project at Ghazvini Learning Center. They are also looking to work with the SGA for an on-campus demo garden.Contact TJ Shaffer at or Miguel Jimenez at

US Green Building Council Student Chapter (USGBC) meeting info coming soon! Contact Anthony Conetta at

Citizens for Clean Energy is a coalition of leaders, organizations, and concerned Americans committed to supporting education and public policy changes that advance clean energy jobs and technologies to improve both our economy and our environment. To get involved, you can support legislation that promotes job creation, a cleaner environment, and energy security.

Florida Green Building Coalition is a volunteer-driven organization whose members are key to their success. Volunteering with FGBC is an excellent opportunity to make a difference in the future of your community and the State of Florida.

Green Drinks On the last Wednesday of each month, people interested in making Tallahassee an Eco-friendly city meet up for a drink at informal sessions. It's a great way of meeting people involved in sustainability. There's always a different crowd, making Green Drinks an organic, self-organizing network.

Illuminate Tallahassee is a competitive festival for collegiate, civic and charitable groups to create innovative illuminated displays. The competition centers on the Winter Holidays theme with participants judged on creating the most illumination using the least amount of power.

Rethink Energy Florida, Inc. Our mission is to educate, engage, and empower citizens to take action toward achieving energy independence and a sustainable environment. We are dedicated to generating the will of the people that we have energy independence and a sustainable environment. This includes encouraging strong renewable energy policy and discouraging the expansion of fossil fuel exploration and usage, as well as encouraging action toward alleviating and resolving consequences from the use and exploration of such fossil fuels.

The Florida Energy Systems Consortium

FESC’s leadership team and organizational structure assure that truly leading edge research and development of critical importance to the Florida and national economies are developed, world-class students in multiple disciplines of energy are trained, and industry reaps the full benefits of the Consortium’s activities. The Leadership Team of FESC is comprised of highly experienced, highly successful innovators from the various energy related research fields, education, outreach, industrial collaboration, technology commercialization, and economic development. The FESC Director, Dr. Tim Anderson, is accountable for all mission activities of the Consortium and is assisted in his efforts by a Steering Committee, and Associate Directors in Industrial Collaboration & Commercialization, Education & Outreach, and Program Development.

The Florida Energy and Climate Commission As outlined in the 2008 Energy and Economic Development Legislation, the Florida Energy & Climate Commission is led by nine commissioners, appointed by the Governor, Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services, and the Chief Financial Officer for three year terms. The Governor appoints seven commissioners, including the chair. The Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services and Chief Financial Officer appoint the remaining two. Commissioners should be experts in the fields of: energy, natural resource conservation, economics, engineering, finance, law, transportation and land use, consumer protection, state energy policy, or other related fields. The commission meets locally, so it’s a great opportunity to be involved in Florida’s energy progress.

Florida's Great Northwest Grow a vibrant and sustainable economy for all 16 counties in Northwest Florida that creates nationally and globally competitive advantages for the development of key industry clusters, increases the income and prosperity of workers and families, ensures healthy communities, a vibrant quality of life, and preserves the natural beauty and resources of the region.

Gotcha Ride is the 1st eco-friendly marketing vehicles to arrive on campus. Don’t just run an ad, drive your marketing campaign. With GOTCHA Ride media vehicles you can target a key audience with a new product, a timely service, or a large scale brand event.

Leon County Citizen Task Force on Sustainability aims to consider the input of the public in the matter of sustainable practices and strategies for County operations and the community. Their mission is to guide internal government operations and the community toward a more sustainable future through technical assistance and advice on energy conservation strategies, waste reduction and recycling, green building practices and products, and the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, and the development of a sustainability plan including specific goals and strategies.

Sustainable Florida is the premier alliance of organizations and leaders committed to promoting sustainable development principles through collaboration and education. Sustainable Florida seeks to balance economic interests with the need to be socially and environmentally responsible. Our mission is to improve Florida's economy and environment, while building a safer, healthier, higher quality of life for all of its citizens.

Tallahassee Environmental Advisory Board provides community input in the development and implementation of plans, policies and programs to guide city government operations and the broader Tallahassee community to a sustainable future.




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