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 21st -27th, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org).
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
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
12 – 1:30 p.m.: A presentation by Dr. John Fitch, a brown bag lunch-n-learn, Morgan Library Event Hall. Over the course of several months, the Morgan Library Sustainability Committee prepared the document “Building a Sustainable Future for Morgan Library at Colorado State University.” This document, along with the ongoing work of the Morgan Library Sustainability Committee, intends to envision and guide the Library to being a “sustainability flagship” at Colorado State. Please join Dr. John Fitch to learn more about this effort and future for Morgan Library at CSU.
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