Learn more about SAGE!!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=87war2IAXTU
Remember, for a productive Mentor-Mentee relationship:
Be available, callaborate on ideas, help mentee build connections and point out resources, communicate and be supportive!
Take responsibility, reflect on project, make connections between disciplines, communicate and do good research!!!
The goals of Student Associates for a Greener Environment (SAGE) is to be a student branch of the Center for Environmental and Sustainability Education. Students who become a member will be nurtured in their leadership capacity and develop their identities as environmentally conscious individuals. Students who become associates are expected to make a serious commitment to SAGE, the mission of the Center for Environmental and Sustainability Education, and to environmental and sustainability education at FGCU. SAGE members will work within the Center's traditions of collaboration, civil dialogue and intellectual integrity.
If you know of a faculty member that you would like to work alongside on a project, you can establish a SAGE relationship with them and designate them as your mentor for the extent of your work. There are tons of benefits involved in getting on board with the SAGE program!
SAGE provides students the opportunity to successfully realize a goal, project, or vision, in connection with the principles outlined in the Earth Charter, by providing the support, sponsorship, and mentorship necessary to do so.
Call for Proposals
|Friday, August 31, 2018|
|First Informational Meeting||Tuesday, September 4, 2018|
|Second Informational Meeting||Wednesday, September 19, 2018|
|Deadline for Proposals||Friday, October 5, 2018|
|SAGE Proposal Review||October 8-12, 2018|
|SAGE Grant Announcements||Monday October 15, 2018|
|First SAGE Member Meeting||Friday, November 2, 2018|
|*Individual Group Meetings||December 19, 2018-March 30, 2019|
|Final SAGE Member Meeting||Friday, April 5, 2019|
|Deadline for Final Report||Friday, April 12, 2019|
|Civic Engagement Day||TBA|
|Deadline for all Reimbursements||April 26, 2019|
*Please schedule individual group meetings at your own convenience, you may schedule as many as you want, yet everyone must schedule at least one group meeting.
The Food Forest at Florida Gulf Coast University aims to practice and promote regenerative agriculture. In Spring 2017, students united to build a nursery near the entrance of the Food Forest that would last for years to come and provide members of the school, as well as community, a local and organic option for herbs and fruit trees. In Fall 2017, Hurricane Irma passed through Florida destroying the nursery and efforts of students. This project is focused on the revitalization of the nursery, supplying more service-learning opportunities for students and hands-on experience with permaculture, or permanent and sustainable agriculture.
Our project consisted of painting the inside and the outside of a community center as well as a mural in the rural community of “Hoyo de Rafey” in Santiago, Dominican Republic. This community is classified as the most at-risk community by the non-profit organization that we partnered with, Accion Callejera. The community center is located right next to a prison and also faces other risk factors such as, poverty and gang violence. Through painting the community center we were able emphasis a social justice issue. The mural that we painted incorporated a tree of life, a river, and various plants. Our primary focus for this mural was to educate the children about the effects of pollution on the environment and how to prevent it from happening. The mural depicted how beautiful the environment can be as long as people are willing to take care of it. Being that Hoyo de Rafey is one of the most at-risk communities in Santiago, their trash disposal methods are quite concerning. That being said, we were able to clean up all the trash surrounding the community center itself. Additionally, this project also allowed the youth to be empowered and learn how to contribute to a sustainable future by being able to see others like themselves take initiative to beautify their community. Hopefully, encouraging the students to take action in the future.
…working toward realizing a sustainable and peaceful future through scholarship, education, and action…
STUDENT ASSOCIATES FOR A GREENER ENVIRONMENT (SAGE)
Project Proposal and Application for Academic Year 2018-2019
The Center for Environmental and Sustainability Education works toward realizing the dream of a sustainable and peaceful future for Earth through scholarship, education, and action. The Center seeks to elevate the environmental mission of Florida Gulf Coast University and serve the university community, the local community of the Western Everglades and Barrier Islands, and the wider community of scholars.
In order to advance this mission, we have developed Student Associates for a Greener Environment (SAGE), to involve students in our work in the Florida Gulf Coast University community and beyond. Students who become a member will be nurtured in their leadership capacity and develop their identities as environmentally conscious individuals. Students who become associates are expected to make a serious commitment to SAGE, the mission of the Center for Environmental and Sustainability Education, and to environmental and sustainability education at FGCU. SAGE members will work within the Center's traditions of collaboration, civil dialogue and intellectual integrity.
The purpose of this agreement is for you, the student, to specify the goal(s), activities, and learning objectives for your SAGE project. Please follow the link below to fill out the online application and project proposal. This project cannot begin without a completed application. Completed SAGE Proposals are due by Friday, October 5, 2018.
Decisions about funding will be made by Monday, October 15, 2018. Center reviewers may request further information. A brief project report will be required upon completion of the project with an explanation of how the funding was used. SAGE members will also be required to attend up to three meetings throughout the year. Meeting times will be posted with appropriate advance notice.
For Fall 2018 and Spring 2019, the Center is pleased to offer small grants up to $500 for Student Associates for a Greener Environment (SAGE) members to support projects that fulfill one or more of the five SAGE goals.
Student members of SAGE will participate in:
Student members of SAGE will be responsible to:
Benefits of SAGE include:
By filling out the application you understand and agree to the responsibilities you will have as a SAGE member. You acknowledge that work is on behalf of the Center for Environmental & Sustainability Education and student arm of the Center, SAGE.
It is suggested that you complete this step with your mentor. Please complete this form in its entirety.
For questions or more information, please contact:
Dr. Maria Roca
Center for Environmental and Sustainability Education
Reed Hall 203