Rollins College

Sustainability Resources

Internal Resources:

Genius Reserve

For the past ten years, seven Rollins professors have focused on teaching about and restoring a historic section of land in Winter Park known as the Genius Reserve. The land serves as a living laboratory for students as Rollins professors share methods needed to restore and manage the area.

Faculty members involved with the project include environmental studies professor Bruce Stephenson, associate biology professor Paul Stephenson, biology professor Judy Schmalstig, associate philosophy and religion professor Ryan Musgrave, associate critical media and cultural studies professor Denise Cummings, english professor Steve Phelan and Hamilton Holt School adjunct instructor Bill Grey.

The Green Art Project at Rollins College 

Rachel Simmons teaches foundations, printmaking, book arts and environmental art courses at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida.  Since 2000, she has created collaborative community art projects which teach students to be responsible citizens as well as accomplished artists.

Rollins College Facilities Management Sustainable Practices 

Environmental Studies student engagement

EcoRollins student organization, Student-run Sustainability Progam


External Resourses:

Associated Colleges of the South - Programs in Sustainability and the Environment

Our Earth Organization

The mission of is to engage, empower, and nurture current and future environmental leaders by providing education and access to information. combines a novel combination of grassroots activism, education, and internet technology to achieve its goals. At the heart of the organization is the website which is a community-driven portal for environmental programs, activities, and resources.

Environmental Protection Agency/sustainability

Slow Food Orlando

Slow Food Orlando was established as a 501 (c) 3 Non-Profit organization in February 2007 and has an ongoing commitment to support the philosophy of the Slow Food Movement. Further, Orlando members support the health and wellness of our community and the support of our local food source. We feel passionate about ensuring the synergy among local growers, artisans, restaurants, distributors and consumers. At the forefront of our local movement is EAT- Education, Access, and Transformation of our community at large. We look forward to developing our EAT program as the foundation of Slow Food Orlando commitment!

Orlando Green Guide

Resources for Eco-Conscious, Natural-Minded Families in the Orlando Area (green living, organic foods, holistic health, instinctive parenting, and more)

Wild Hogs Scooters and Motorsports

Scooters can be a fun affordable way for someone to get around.  75-100 MPG

TerraCycle's goal is to help eliminate the idea of waste. They do this by creating collection and solution programs for all kinds of typically non-recyclable waste. In essence turning the non-recyclable recyclable.  

350 is building a global grassroots movement to solve the climate crisis. Their online campaigns, grassroots organizing, and mass public actions are led from the bottom up by thousands of volunteer organizers in over 188 countries.

350 means climate safety. To preserve our planet, scientists tell us we must reduce the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere from its current level of 392 parts per million to below 350 ppm.  But 350 is more than a number—it's a symbol of where we need to head as a planet.

Apopka Farmworkers Association 
This organizational philosophy rests in challenging systems which keep farmworkers and the rural poor in situations of poverty, exploitation, and powerlessness. They believe in the collective power of their membership and will continue to build a strong, unified force that gives power to these disenfranchised populations. They welcome you to join the struggle for better living and working conditions, for equity and justice for farmworker families and communities.  Farmworkers are the backbone of our food system.  Next time you sit down to eat, remember to Thank a Farmworker.

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Oh Beautiful for smoggy skies, insecticided grain,
For strip-mined mountain's majesty above the asphalt plain.
America, America, man sheds his waste on thee,
And hides the pines with billboard signs, from sea to oily sea.
~George Carlin

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