Flagler College students, faculty and residents of St. Augustine took part Monday in Love Your Planet 2013, an event aimed at promoting environmental sustainability.
The college’s chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, or SPJ, set up a “Sustainability Soapbox,” a way for students to air any concerns they might have about the environment, social equity or the economy.
Speakers included Tony Lanza, 18, who cited the importance of balancing economic and environmental priorities.
“There is a collective memory of what the environment is supposed to be,” said Lanza, a freshman who is majoring in psychology. What’s needed, he said, is a compromise between the forces of development and those of environmental sustainability.
Dr. Helena Särkiö, an associate professor in the Communication Department, managed the “Sustainability Soapbox.” Other members of the Communication Department who took part in Love Your Planet included Kristine Warrenburg Rome, chair of the college’s Faculty Senate Sustainability Committee. See more photos.