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The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.

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Liaison Matthew Williams
Submission Date Jan. 31, 2011
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University of Florida
IN-2: Innovation 2

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Office of Sustainability
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A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:

The Florida Food Summit and the development of the photography exhibit: "Range Furrow and Grove: Images of Florida Agriculture".

The Florida Food Summit (FFS) was a two day event in Spring 2010 that brought together academic, community, nonprofit, government, and business organization experts and leaders to share the challenges and opportunities for local food systems in Florida. Public events provided an opportunity to learn about sustainable food systems through keynote presentations, panel discussions, a fair featuring a farmers market, and a photography exhibit. Additional programs hosted in the days leading up to the event, complimented the summit program, and included movie showings, student-led programs and community meetings.

As mentioned above, part of this event, a photography exhibit was developed to integrate the arts and interdisciplinary work into the FFS program. Range, Furrow, and Grove was a collaboration between UF/IFAS, the Center for Public Issues Education, the UF Office of Sustainability, and the College of Fine Arts School of Art & Art History, with each collaborator contributing labor and financial support to the project. This collaboration also included a curator, Dr. Kelly Wacker, from the University of Montevallo. The exhibit, which displays both historic and current photography of Florida Agriculture was so well received by participants at the FFS that the collaboration has been extended and the collaborators are now working on the show to be exhibited in the Gallery for Innovation in the Arts from July 1 – September 30, 2011. This gallery is located in Tallahassee, Florida, in the same building as the Florida Museum of History. We’ve also created a gallery guide to go along with the exhibit. We expect to create a website for the exhibit and for the exhibit to travel to various galleries around the state.


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