How big a deal is sustainability at Colorado State? We have so many green initiatives, we need a whole week to celebrate Earth Day!
Earth Week is our chance to highlight some of the ways CSU is committed to sustainability every week of the year. Come celebrate all things green every day April 18-22.
And check out our brand-new State of Sustainability webpage that showcases what makes CSU so green, from our Platinum STARS rating to our interdisciplinary research and teaching.
7:30-9 a.m.: Carpool to Coffee, Moby Arena Parking Lot. Free coffee and info about how to save money with a carpool permit for all students and staff who share a ride to campus.
5-6:30 p.m.: Sustainable Futures Conversations, LSC Grey Rock Room. Come meet with professionals from across multiple industries to discuss how sustainability is used in their careers and how you can start a career in sustainability yourself.
7:30-9 a.m.: Bus to Breakfast Bars, LSC Transit Center. KIND nutrition bars will be distributed to students that get off a bus at the Transit Center as a thank you for using sustainable transportation.
1-3 p.m.: Earth, Sun and Fire Tour, CSU Foothills Campus. Free tour of solar array, in-vessel composter, and biomass boiler on the CSU Foothills Campus. A RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org is required for this tour.
Noon-1 p.m.: Longboard to Lunch, Northeast Corner of Meridian and University. Hot dogs will be distributed to longboarders as a thank-you for utilizing sustainable transportation.
1-3 p.m.: Compost Giveaway and EWaste Collection Event, Moby Arena Parking Lot. Bring your own buckets (limited to two, five-gallon buckets) for CSU compost and up to two household electronics for ewaste recycling per CSU employee or student free of charge (no commercial grade/oversize electronics, appliances, or televisions over 24” can be accepted).
5-6:30 p.m.: Managing the Planet Series, Avogadro’s Number. SoGES presents “National Park Service Centennial: Lessons for the next 100 years.”
7:30-9 a.m.: Bike to Breakfast, University Avenue outside Natural Resources. Breakfast burritos will be handed out to cyclists as a thank you for utilizing sustainable transportation.
11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.: Plate Waste Audit, Campus Dining Centers. The Eco Leaders and Live Green Team will be collecting all plate waste from the dining centers to audit how much food is thrown away to encourage diners to take only what they can eat to minimize waste.
4-5 p.m.: Eco Leaders Independent Project Showcase, Laurel Village Pavilion. Stop by this showcase of undergraduate research projects by the Eco Leaders to learn about a variety of sustainability-related topics and enjoy refreshments.
5-6:30 p.m.: Biodiversity Ignite!, Avogadro’s Number. Speakers have 5 minutes and 20 slides to talk about the health of the planet in this popular SoGES event.
10 a.m.-2 p.m.: Earth Day Festival and Alternative Transportation Fair, LSC Sculpture Garden. All are welcome to this free and public festival that showcases booths from campus and community organizations dedicated to supporting a sustainable community. Live music will be provided by The 14ers.
2:15 p.m.: Rededication and Planning of the CSU Peace Pole and Park, LSC West Lawn on the East side of Vietnam Memorial Bridge. Stop by to see the CSU Peace Pole re-established on the West Lawn in recognition of CSU’s longstanding history and commitment to the Peace Corps.
2:30-3:30 p.m.: Tree Campus USA and Arbor Day Celebration, CSU Lagoon on West side of the Vietnam Memorial Bridge. Join us to plant five different tree varietals near CSU’s lagoon. Free pizza, shirts and promotional items donated by the CSU Bookstore. Contact Jamie.Dahl@colostate.edu to volunteer or sign your student group up to plant a tree.