Get your Earth Week on April 21-27

Earth Week 2018 graphic

How big a deal is sustainability at Colorado State? We have so many green initiatives, we need more than 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 21 -27, 2018, and check out the University-wide events calendar for more fun every day.

And check out our State of Sustainability webpage that showcases what makes CSU so green, from our Platinum STARS rating to our interdisciplinary research and teaching.

All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.

Pre-Earth Week Events

April 17 – 2 p.m – 3 p.m: Sharing Cities: Activating Urban Commons – Public Lecture, North Ballroom Lory Student Center

April 17 – 4 p.m – 6 p.m.Reimagining the Waste Stream –Interactive Workshop,  North Ballroom Lory Student Center

April 18 – 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.: Diversity and the Outdoors Panel, Lory Student Center 328

April 19 – 5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.: Gear Swap, NR Atrium

April 20 – May 4: Anytime: Ecosystem Science & Sustainability ESS 400 Poster Exhibit, Morgan Library (outside of Morgan’s Grind). An exhibit of 14 posters from ESS 400 students. Each poster will focus on the cultural context of ecological indicators and the sustainable development goals representative of 7 coalitions of countries across the world. Learn about critical United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement as they apply to different countries around the world. Come see our posters!

April 20 – 2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.: Environmental Justice & Green Criminology, Lory Student Center 322.

Saturday, April 21

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.: Carpe Diem, Environmental Learning Center (RSVP required)

11 a.m. – 5 p.m.: Clothes Mending Cafe – Earth Day Fort Collins, Civic Center Park

11 a.m. – 5 p.m.: Earth Day Fort Collins, Civic Center Park

4:30 p.m.: The Colorado Film Screening and Q&A with Director and Author of Companion Book, LSC North Ballroom

Sunday, April 22

11 a.m. – 3 p.m.: Community Clothing Swap, The Agave Room

Monday, April 23

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.: CSU Earth Day Festival, LSC Sculpture Garden: Celebration of sustainability on campus and in our community. Student groups, departments, and local organizations will all be in attendance to tell their stories of sustainability.

4 – 5 p.m.: Bioeconomy/Sustainability Career Panel, LSC Room 322. A panel of bioeconomy experts, representing both academia and industry, will be available to answer questions about careers in the bioeconomy and sustainability. Topics will generally include where the field is headed, what skills are in-demand, and how to get your foot in the door. Open to undergraduate and graduate students from all departments.

6 – 10 p.m.: No Mans Land Film Festival, LSC Theatre

Tuesday, April 24

10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.: Pop-up Longboard Survey, multiple locations across campus

2 – 3:30 p.m.: President’s Sustainability Commission Campus Milestones Celebration, Durrell Center

3:30 – 4 p.m.: Ribbon-cutting for bee hives, CSU student Apiculture Club, Durrell Center

5 – 6:30 p.m.: Global Biodiversity Center: Ignite Biodiversity, Avogadros Number

Wednesday, April 25

7 – 9:30 a.m.: Bike to Breakfast, Newton’s Corner (intersection of Pitkin and Center)

10 a.m.-12 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. Bus departs from Lot 575 (South of the S. College Ave. Garage). An RSVP is required for this tour (or email

12 – 1:15 p.m.: Lunch ‘n Learn: Promoting Pollinators on Campus and in our Communities, Morgan Library Event Hall

4 – 6 p.m.: Africa and Ale, Gregory Allicar Museum of Art

6:30 – 8 p.m.: The True Cost Community Movie Screening, Lyric Theater

7 p.m.: Sustainability Trivia Night, Ramskeller at LSC

Thursday, April 26

9 a.m. – 6 p.m.: Water in the West Symposium, McNichols Civic Center Building in Denver (registration required)

11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.: Meet Your (Rideshare) Match, LSC Plaza

11 a.m. – 1:00 p.m:  Natural Resources Diversity and Inclusion Panel, Wagar 132

12 – 1:30 p.m.: The Sustainable Library.  Dr. John Fitch presents this sustainability brown-bag Lunch ‘n Learn, Morgan Library Event Hall.

4 – 5:15 p.m.: Eco Leader Independent Project Showcase, Pavilion in Laurel Village

6:30 p.m. DIRT: A Terra Nova Expedition, play by Laura Pritchett followed by panel with soil biodiversity experts, Bas Blue Theater (RSVP with SoGES required)

7:30 p.m.: A reading by author Ross Gay, Kingsley Tufts Award and National Book Critics Circle Award winner, LSC Cherokee Ballroom

Friday, April 27

9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.: Water in the West Symposium, McNichols Civic Center Building in Denver (registration required)

11 a.m. – 1 p.m.: Compost Giveaway and eWaste Collection, Moby Arena Parking Lot

1 – 2:30 p.m.: Tree Campus USA Planting, Plum Street

3 – 5 p.m.: Envirovation ClimateWise Celebration, Fort Collins Marriott (registration required)

3:30 p.m.: “Extraction Aesthetics: Life and Death in the Bakken Oilfields,” a talk by Thomas Davis, associate professor of English at Ohio State University, Behavioral Sciences Building, Room 107