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NSU “Green Sharks” Host Earth Day Event with South Florida’s Sustainable Companies

Free event for students and community

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FT. LAUDERDALE/DAVIE, Fla. ––Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) “Green Sharks” student sustainability club is hosting an Earth Day event to create awareness about sustainable companies in South Florida. More than 30 organizations, not-for-profits, government agencies, businesses, and NSU organizations will be at NSU’s Alvin Sherman Library quad on April 22 from noon to 1 p.m. to educate students and the community about sustainability efforts at local businesses.

Sustainability can be applied to every aspect of life and field of study, therefore, all participants represent diverse organizations. Organizations will be offering free give-always and fun activities that highlight their eco-friendly practices. For example, Broward County (one of the organizations attending), will have county representatives setting up trivia games and an eco- pledge to sign.

NSU’s Green Sharks will be passing out food to those who interact with the companies. Face-painting and a variety of games will also be available at the event, which is free and open to the public.

An active group of university students, faculty, professors, staff and environmentalists recently created the Collaborative Team for Sustainability whose goal is to spread awareness and education on sustainability.  The team hopes to facilitate a change in the way people interact with the environment and to lead NSU and the community into an environmentally and sustainable future.

One of the founders of the Collaborative Team for Sustainability, Guénola Nonet, Ph.D., is a scholar in residence at NSU’s H. Wayne Huizenga College of Business and Entrepreneurship.

Dr. Nonet is an international researcher on the strategy and education of business schools to incorporate U.N. Principles for Responsible Management Education and U.N. Sustainable Development Goals.

“Through these university-wide student, faculty and staff efforts, NSU continues to make a difference in the surrounding communities and beyond and hopes to make a positive impact on our environment and planet as a whole,” said Nonet.

Additionally, NSU’s colleges of business, law, natural sciences and oceanography, and others offer courses on sustainability-related topics.

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About Nova Southeastern University (NSU): Located in beautiful Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Nova Southeastern University (NSU) is a dynamic research institution dedicated to providing high-quality educational programs at the undergraduate, graduate, and first-professional degree levels. A private, not-for-profit institution with more than 26,000 students, NSU has campuses in Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Jacksonville, Miami, Miramar, Orlando, Palm Beach, and Tampa, Florida, as well as San Juan, Puerto Rico, while maintaining a presence online globally. For more than 50 years, NSU has been awarding degrees in a wide range of fields, while fostering groundbreaking research and an impactful commitment to community. Classified as a research university with “high research activity” by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, NSU is 1 of only 37 universities nationwide to also be awarded Carnegie’s Community Engagement Classification, and is also the largest private, not-for-profit institution in the United States that meets the U.S. Department of Education’s criteria as a Hispanic-serving Institution. Please visit nova.edu for more information about NSU and realizingpotential.nova.edu for more information on the largest fundraising campaign in NSU history.

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