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FAMU and EPA to Collaborate on Green Initiatives

By: FAMU Release
By: FAMU Release

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –

On Friday, February 17, at 3:30 p.m., the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will enter into an agreement with Florida A&M University (FAMU) to support campus greening and sustainability. As part of the agreement, EPA will commit to enhance the university’s environmental policy and science curricula and offer opportunities for students interested in environmental careers. EPA and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection will also designate FAMU as a Center of Excellence for Watershed Management—the first of such centers in Florida, the second historically black college or university, and the eighth in the Southeast.

Two Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) will be signed during a ceremony at FAMU.

WHO:

Gwen Keyes Fleming, Regional Administrator, EPA Region 4

Andrew Bartlett, Deputy Director for the Division of Environmental Assessment and Restoration, Florida Department of Environmental Protection

Cynthia Hughes Harris, FAMU’s Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Makola Abdullah, Dean, FAMU’s College of Engineering Sciences, Technology and Agriculture

Michael Abazinge, Interim Director, FAMU’s Environmental Sciences Institute

Richard Gragg, Chair, FAMU’s Environment and Sustainability Council

WHAT:

EPA and FAMU Sign MOUs on Campus Greening, Environmental Careers and Watershed Management

WHEN:

Friday, Feb. 18, 2011, 3:30 p.m.

WHERE:

Lee Hall Auditorium
1601 S Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Tallahassee, Fla.


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