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Marine Science Graduate Student Organization (MSGSO)

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The Sustainability Initiative at Rosenstiel School is a student run group that focuses on environmental awareness and community. We are comprised of students, faculty, and staff engaging in various outreach and campus activities that help strengthen the intersection of science and sustainability. Some of the projects or task forces we have started can be found below.

What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make. 


Our community garden is located on the Rosenstiel School campus. This is our little garden by the sea where we grow plants indigenous to the Miami area, we compost for our soil, and we guide students on how to take care of a garden.

We look to create more accessible options for recycling on campus through upcycling. Upcycling is "to recycle in such a way that the resulting product is of a higher value than the original item; to create an object of greater value from a discarded object of lesser value." We currently do book exchanges, textile recycling, and Trex plastic bag recycling for our upcycling initiatives.

Our initiative sets up volunteer cleanups around South Florida and the Miami Dade area. Several times a semester we try to bring different people together to clean up various parts of our beautiful landscape. We have conducted beach, mangrove, park, and city cleanups.

To celebrate Earth Week here at the Rosenstiel School, the Sustainability Initiative prepared environmentally friendly and fun events. We also sent daily emails to promote some “Sustainable Simple Swaps” to reduce single-use waste production, as well as updated the Rosenstiel School community with each day’s event. Every day and every week, the earth should be considered - the earth is our home.

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