Stetson University is dedicating the 2011-2012 academic year to one of the life's most precious natural resources: water.Since Water sustainability is a critical issue in Florida, SU has adopted water sustainability as its theme this years as part of its broader commitment to environmental responsibility.
Highlights of Stetson's water theme include field study, surveys n water usage, water-themed academic courses, public education, students and faculty research, guest lectures and films, and students and employee volunteerism focused on protecting natural water resources such as Blue Spring, the St. Johns Rive, and the Atlantic Ocean. Water sustainability is the inaugural theme from a constellation of environmental practices and initiatives known as "Stetson Green".
Right now, is the right moment to start appreciating water as something what has value and not thinking of water as an unlimited resource. It is important to implement strategies for preserving the natural environment around water and plan for future economic that has water sustainability as a care value. This project has the goal of teaching the community about the importance of sustainable water use, how to help protect this vital resource, and how water, nature and humans are interconnected. Also, this project allows students to be a part of something bigger than one class activity.
Stetson will host a public forum on "Water Sustainability Issues in Central Florida" on the evening of Tuesday, November 01. The event will focus on groundwater use and surface water pollution. Details can be found in a separate release, also dated 10/17/11.
For more information on this year's water theme, contact Stetson Green.