Social and Environmental Responsibility Report

Protecting Natural Resources Healthy trees and green spaces enhance the quality of campus life for students and employees. To honor its commitment to effective urban forest management, Embry-Riddle’s Daytona Beach Campus earned 2020 Tree Campus Higher Education recognition. A program of the Arbor Day Foundation, the Tree Campus Higher Education distinction recognizes Embry-Riddle’s leadership in promoting healthy trees and engaging students and staff in the spirit of conservation. On our Prescott, Arizona campus, Earth Day has become a major family and community event serving students of all ages. The STEM Education Center’s student workers staff an Embry-Riddle Earth Day Exhibit to engage with young people and help promote an interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Fun learning activities have included, as examples, an air pollution demo; smog jars that illustrate condensation, evaporation and fogging; air quality data analysis; and a make- your-own-turbine event.

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Debut In partnership with Florida Power & Light Company (FPL), Embry-Riddle recently added new electric vehicle charging stations, as part of a research initiative called FPL EVolution.

Thirteen fast-charging stations with two different ports each are available at three sites on the Daytona Beach Campus. Faculty, staff and students may charge their EVs for free while on campus. Electric vehicle charging stations can be found all across campus, from the Henderson Welcome Center to multiple other convenient locations.

The chargers double as research stations that collect data to help FPL further prepare for more electric transportation in Florida – already the third-largest EV state in the country. The goal is to support the growth of electric vehicles on our campus and in our community.

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