Get your Earth Week on April 16-26

CSU Earth Week 2019

How important 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 16-26, 2019, 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 1-2
21st Century Energy Transition Symposium

Grand Hyatt Denver (Registration Required)
Sponsored by Colorado State University, University of Colorado Boulder, Colorado School of Mines, and National Renewable Energy Laboratory

April 4, noon – 1 p.m.
10 Years of Solar Energy at CSU
Lunch-n-Learn at Morgan Library
Sponsored by the Morgan Library Sustainability Committee

April 5-13
Fourth Annual ACT Human Rights Film Festival

Location: Lory Student Center and The Lyric
Sponsors: College of Liberal Arts, City of Fort Collins Fort Fund, and The Lyric

April 10, 5 – 6:30 p.m.
Managing the Planet

Location: Avogadro’s Number
Sponsor: the School of Global Environmental Sustainability

April 13, 8 a.m. – noon
Project Homeless Connect
Location: North Aztlan Community Center
Volunteers needed, please sign up on RamLink
Sponsor: Student Sustainability Center

 April 16-18

Water in Africa: Innovations and Challenges Symposium
Tuesday, 4 – 5 p.m.; Wednesday, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.; Thursday, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 
Location: Lory Student Center Cherokee Park Ballroom (Registration Required)
Sponsors: The Africa Center, School of Global Environmental Sustainability, CSU Water Center, Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost, and Vice President for Research Office

Tuesday, April 16

7 – 9 p.m. – Talk with Jonathan Thompson, author of River of Lost Souls
Location: LSC Theatre
Sponsor: CSU Library and CSU Water Archives

Wednesday, April 17

4 – 5:30 p.m. – Open Workshop with Rob Nixon, author of Slow Violence and the Environmentalism of the Poor
Location: Eddy Hall Room 8
Sponsor: Department of English and the College of Liberal Arts

5 – 8:30 p.m. – Swap Not Shop: A Clothing Exchange and River Blue Documentary Film Viewing 
Location: Aggie Village Lodgepole Lobby
Times: 5-7 p.m. for clothing exchange and 7-8:30 p.m. for film
Sponsor: Department of Design and Merchandising and Housing & Dining Services

Thursday, April 18

4 – 5:30 p.m. – Environmental Martyrs and the Fate of the Forests Public Talk Presented by Author Rob Nixon
Location: LSC Ballroom A
Sponsor: Department of English and the College of Liberal Arts

5 – 8:30 p.m. – Swap Not Shop: A Clothing Exchange and River Blue Documentary Film Viewing 
Location: Newsom Event Center
Times: 5-7 p.m. for clothing exchange and 7-8:30 p.m. for film
Sponsor: Department of Design and Merchandising and Housing & Dining Services

Friday, April 19

1 – 2:30 p.m. – Tree Campus USA Planting
Location: Heritage Garden – immediately west of Canvas Stadium on Lake Street
Sponsor: CSU Facilities Management

Saturday, April 20

11 a.m. – 5 p.m. – Mending Café at Earth Day Fort Collins
Location: Lory Student Center and The Lyric
Sponsor: Sustainable Living Association

Tuesday, April 23

10 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Earth Day Festival
Location: LSC Sculpture Garden
Sponsor: Housing & Dining Services

11 a.m. – 1 p.m. – Pop-Up Longboard Survey
Location: In front of library, LSC, Rec Center longboard racks
Sponsor: Alternative Transportation

Noon – 2 p.m. – Earth Day Terrariums
Location: LSC Sculpture Garden
Sponsor: Sponsored by RamEvents

2:30 – 4:30 p.m. – Composting and Solar Array Tour
Location: Bus departs from LSC Transit Center at 2:30 p.m. and returns to campus at 4:30 p.m. (Registration Required)
Sponsors: Zero Waste Team, CSU Facilities, and Housing & Dining Services

5 – 7:30 p.m. – Biodiversity IGNITE
Location: Maxline Brewing
Sponsor: Global Biodiversity Center

5 – 8:30 p.m. – Swap Not Shop: A Clothing Exchange and River Blue Documentary Film Viewing 
Location: Durrell A&B
Times: 5-7 p.m. for clothing exchange and 7-8:30 p.m. for film
Sponsor: Department of Design and Merchandising and Housing & Dining Services

6 – 8:30 p.m. – Food Forward: Promoting Food Justice in Fort Collins and Beyond
Location: LSC Theatre
Sponsor: Zero Waste Team

Wednesday, April 24

7:30 – 8:30 a.m. – Group Ride
Location: Starting and ending at Newton Statue
Sponsor: Alternative Transportation

7:30 – 9:30 a.m. – Bike to Breakfast
Location: Newton Statue
Sponsor: Alternative Transportation

1 – 2:30 p.m. – Plankton to Plastic Pollution
Location: College of Natural Sciences Education and Outreach Center, B302 NESB
Limited to the first 30 people who rsvp by sending an email to andrewallsup@gmail.com
Sponsor: CNS Education & Outreach Center

2 – 4 p.m. – President’s Sustainability Commission Milestones and Recognition Event
Location: Michael Smith Natural Resources Addition Room 345
Sponsor: President’s Sustainability Commission

5:30 – 8 p.m. – Imagining a Zero Waste City
Location: LSC Ballroom D
Sponsor: Zero Waste Team

Thursday, April 25

7:30 – 9:30 a.m. – Bus to Barista Transit Survey
Location: On-board inbound Transfort busses
Sponsor: Alternative Transportation

11 a.m. – 1 p.m. – Trashion Show
Location: LSC Plaza
Sponsor: Zero Waste Team

4 – 5:15 p.m. – Eco Leaders Independent Project Showcase
Location: Laurel Village Pavilion
Sponsor: Housing & Dining Services

Friday, April 26

11 a.m. – 1 p.m. – E-Waste Collection and Compost Giveaway
Location: Moby Arena Parking Lot
Sponsors: CSU Facilities Management, Surplus Property and Housing & Dining Services

CSU University Communications Staff