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Read the Fall Newsletter

Stay up to date on the most recent news and upcoming events for the Environmental Center and Environmental Leadership Program. Read the latest newsletter

Check Out the Green Jax Project Blog

The Environmental Center's newest blog has just been launched! The blog, created by recent MPH graduate Alane Ertel, focuses on providing resources for healthy and sustainable living. The blog includes articles on important topics, as well as, guides to make simple changes. Visit the   blog  for more information.  

Faculty Seed Grants Now Available

Applications for the 2020 Environmental Center Seed Grants are now open! Seed Grants are intended to stimulate the creation of multidisciplinary research projects related to the environment. A total of three grants are available ranging from $5,000-$8,000. The deadline for applications is Sunday, Oct. 27 at 11:59 p.m. Click here for further guidelines and the grant application.  

Watersheds – Opening Reception

In the Watershed Project, photographer Jeff Rich highlights the relationship between land, water, and man within the Mississippi River watershed (which includes the French Broad River and the Tennessee River), the largest watershed in North America. The opening reception will be held Thursday, Oct. 10 at 6 p.m. in the Lufrano Intercultural Gallery. Learn more about the exhibition.

Documentary Screening with Sierra Club

 Join the local chapter of the Sierra Club Monday, Oct. 14 at 7 p.m. as they host a screening and discussion of the documentary "The Smog of the Sea," which chronicles a 1-week journey through the remote waters of the Sargasso Sea. Learn more about the screening.