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Earth Month

Throughout the month of April, CSU will virtually celebrate Earth Month, including Earth Day on Thursday, April 22nd . We encourage the community to learn about and engage in sustainability activities throughout the month. Use #CSUEarthDayEverywhere to showcase how you are celebrating.

Check back often as we continue to add more events and activities! 

City of Fort Collins SHIFT – Join the 2021 Earth Day Challenge

Sign-up for Shift to lower your carbon footprint and help our community achieve our climate goals. 80% of Fort Collins community members support climate action and want simple, easy actions they can take to do their part. Shift is dedicated to mobilizing our community to reach our climate action goals of 80% reduction below 2005 levels by 2030 and to be carbon neutral by 2050. Once registered, you can form or join a team, including the Students of Colorado State or the CSU Employees Community Group.

Sustainability 101 at CSU
April 5: 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
April 13: 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
April 21: 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
April 29: 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
https://csutraining.bridgeapp.com/learner/training/4e44b2f0/enroll to register or email Stacey.Baumgarn@colostate.edu for a link to join one of the sessions via Teams.

Join Stacey Baumgarn, Energy Manager at CSU, for an Earth Month Edition of Sustainability 101 at CSU. Learn more about sustainability efforts at CSU – what we do and how you are a part of the effort! No question is too small or too large – let’s talk. The session is open to any faculty, staff, or student. Thanks for joining the conversation.

Cultivo de Vegetales en Colorado (En Español): CSU Extension Webinar
April 3
1:00 p.m.
 
Growing and Using Garden Herbs: CSU Extension Webinar
April 8
12:00 p.m.
https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJArceqsqjMsEt0GZ2DehKYOz9zppEFy5ZJm (registration required)
 

Tree Planting: CSU Extension Webinar
April 14
12:30 p.m.
https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUkdeGvrj4oHtAHUBexrpXQj3FM-XJwvScc (registration required)

Whose Water is it? Environmental Injustice and Water Privatization
April 19
4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
WaterCenter.colostate.edu/WaterJustice

As our water resources in the West become increasingly scarce, protecting everyone’s access to water is crucial. Concern from water stakeholders grows as water rights change hands for incredible prices. Current trends may jeopardize equity and accessibility of water. A panel of experts will discuss issues of water privatization and environmental justice. Hosted by the Center for Environmental Justice and the Colorado Water Center.

Interactive Earth Day Festival
April 19- 23
Green.colostate.edu/earth-day/

This virtual Earth Day Festival is a celebration of sustainability initiatives, groups, organizations, departments, colleges and more at Colorado State University and in the Fort Collins community. It is a chance to not only highlight the amazing things they do but also to share messaging, accomplishments, and opportunities to participate and be engaged!

Transit Rider Survey and Appreciation
April 20-21
On-board pop-ups on CSU Transfort routes

Eco Leaders Independent Project Showcase
April 22
housing.colostate.edu/about/sustainability/eco-leaders-program/#showcase

Browse through the culmination of the Eco Leaders peer eduction spring semester independent projects. Learn about the new sustainability projects and initiatives students are proposing for Housing & Dining Services and CSU.

Why I Love Biking in FoCo: A Virtual Earth Week Discussion
April 22
5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Live Zoom Session: https://zoom.us/j/97303221456?pwd=UnY5eWNabC9DbGJsWXVKNUxvYkxIQT09

Get inspired to ride with a glimpse into panelists’ favorite routes and destinations around town, explore opportunities to get involved in bike advocacy and education, and tips for inexpensive bike repairs.

Panelists:

  • Dave Dixon, Executive Director of Bike Fort Collins
  • Ed Weschler, Mechanic at The Spoke and graduating Senior

Moderated by Erika Benti, CSU Parking and Transportation Services

Earth Day Fort Collins
April 22-24
https://sustainablelivingassociation.org/events/earth-day-fort-collins/

Celebrate the 51st anniversary of Earth Day with us as we take you through three days of virtual speakers, activities, music and resources to help you stay connected to the earth.

CSU Compost Giveaway
April 23
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Moby Arena Parking Lot

Working on the garden? Take some compost from our very own composting facility!  MUST BRING YOUR OWN SHOVEL; LIMIT OF 2, 5 GALLON BUCKETS. Individuals are asked to stay in their vehicles until their turn to retrieve compost. Masks required.

Transforming Tragedies: Case Studies of Sustainable Peacebuilding

April 23
2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_tYgqDP4sTBG9MpKylH9j6g (registration required)

Join our webinar to learn more about what studies and programming in sustainable peacebuilding can do to help communities end destructive attitudes toward the natural world. In the U.S. we can—and should—learn from other nations and diverse peoples how to work through conflicts without reaching for weapons, how we can heal old wounds of prejudices and oppression, and move forward with a new spirit of cooperation and creativity. In his 2019 book, Learning Life’s Lessons, Timpson connects historical examples that inspire ideas for supporting sustainability—the interconnected health of people, their economies and the natural world.

Dr. William M. Timpson is Emeritus Professor in the School of Education at Colorado State University. He has written or co-authored nineteen books including several that address issues of peace and reconciliation, sustainability and diversity.

Animal Health Advocates in a Changing Climate Conference
April 24
8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
https://climatechangeisanimalhealth.com/animal-health-advocates-in-a-changing-climate-conference/ (register to receive the participation link)

Colorado State University’s One Health Club is excited to present Animal Health Advocates in a Changing Climate – a virtual symposium on climate change and health for the veterinary profession!

Pollinators
April 27
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
https://advancing.colostate.edu/POLLINATORS (registration required)

What is all the BUZZ about pollinators? Humans depend on pollinators for about 1/3rd of our diet, and the most nutritios part of our diet including vegetables, fruit, and nuts. In Colorado, there are over 900 species of bees! Even with the diversity of pollinators, populations around the world are declining. How can we support and protect them? This class will talk about common pollinators including native bees, their basic biology, how to develop pollinator habitat, the facts on stinging insects, and what we can do to support our pollinators locally.

Leading Innovation in Sustainability
April 29
12:00 – 1:30 p.m.

https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_EO3rNw44SWeGHAF9VtUqIg (registration required)

The “Leading Innovation in Sustainability” closes out three days of CSU Demo Day by showcasing a diverse set of panel members that exemplify the strategic and far-reaching efforts CSU undertakes to make innovative and effective strides in sustainability. Join us for ninety minutes of dynamic conversation about leading innovation in sustainability for water resources, food, transportation, and energy. 

Panel Members
Amy Prieto, PhD, CSU Professor of Chemistry, Founder Prieto Battery
Bryan Willson, PhD, Executive Director, CSU Energy Institute
Kim Stackhouse-Lawson, PhD, Director, CSU Sustainable Livestock Systems Collaborative
Erika Benti, TDM-CP, CSU Alternative Transportation
Sybil Sharvelle, PhD, CSU Associate Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Director CSU Urban Water Center

#CSUEarthDayEverywhere

Meet Helen Obuna, #ColoradoState Eco Leader (she/her/hers) 👋
📍 Denver, CO
📚 First-year Anthropology & Sociology majors
 
What student activities and organizations are you involved with? 
 
“I’ve recently become involved with the B/AACC office. I’m with Rams Against Hunger, and the program Ram Food Recovery. The Edwards kitchen makes 25 prepackaged meals a day, and I help hand out those meals to CSU students who are facing food insecurity. I’m also an Eco Leader on campus.”
 
What is Rams Against Hunger?
 
“It is a program dedicated to helping undergrad students who are facing food insecurity. I became involved because food security serves my passion as an Eco Leader. The work that Ram Food Recovery does on campus is helpful to students.”
 
Why is sustainability important to you, and why do you want to share that passion with other students?
 
“It’s important to me because communities of color are disproportionately affected by climate change, it’s sad to see food deserts and highly polluted neighborhoods. I want to expand the conversation so that it includes all people regardless of race or ethnicity.” 
 
How can students get involved with sustainability efforts?
 
“The best way is to reach out to Eco Leaders. We work hard to create events to get students engaged. We hold Eco Talks every Tuesday on Zoom. Undergraduates who live on campus can reach out to their Eco Leaders on GroupMe for a Zoom link. CSU also has a page dedicated to Earth Month. If you visit this page, you’ll find awesome infographics about sustainable projects that Eco Leaders have worked on during the Spring 2021 semester.”

Meet Helen Obuna, #ColoradoState Eco Leader (she/her/hers) 👋
📍 Denver, CO
📚 First-year Anthropology & Sociology majors

What student activities and organizations are you involved with?

“I’ve recently become involved with the B/AACC office. I’m with Rams Against Hunger, and the program Ram Food Recovery. The Edwards kitchen makes 25 prepackaged meals a day, and I help hand out those meals to CSU students who are facing food insecurity. I’m also an Eco Leader on campus.”

What is Rams Against Hunger?

“It is a program dedicated to helping undergrad students who are facing food insecurity. I became involved because food security serves my passion as an Eco Leader. The work that Ram Food Recovery does on campus is helpful to students.”

Why is sustainability important to you, and why do you want to share that passion with other students?

“It’s important to me because communities of color are disproportionately affected by climate change, it’s sad to see food deserts and highly polluted neighborhoods. I want to expand the conversation so that it includes all people regardless of race or ethnicity.”

How can students get involved with sustainability efforts?

“The best way is to reach out to Eco Leaders. We work hard to create events to get students engaged. We hold Eco Talks every Tuesday on Zoom. Undergraduates who live on campus can reach out to their Eco Leaders on GroupMe for a Zoom link. CSU also has a page dedicated to Earth Month. If you visit this page, you’ll find awesome infographics about sustainable projects that Eco Leaders have worked on during the Spring 2021 semester.”
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Together, we solve wicked problems like climate change and food insecurity, learn about the Earth with a liberal arts lens, connect to the natural environment, and protect the Earth through conservation of our history and resources. 🌎⁠⁠
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This #EarthDay, view some of the many ways the College of Liberal Arts focuses on environmental sustainability in our Stories or by visiting the link in our bio. 🌱 ⁠⁠
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📸: Students learning philosophy at the CSU Mountain Campus. PHIL 345 - Environmental Ethics returns this summer. Registration is open 👍⁠⁠
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#ColoradoStateUniversity #CSUSustainability #EarthDay2021 #CSUEarthDayEverywhere #ColoradoState #CSULiberalArts

Together, we solve wicked problems like climate change and food insecurity, learn about the Earth with a liberal arts lens, connect to the natural environment, and protect the Earth through conservation of our history and resources. 🌎⁠⁠
⁠⁠
This #EarthDay, view some of the many ways the College of Liberal Arts focuses on environmental sustainability in our Stories or by visiting the link in our bio. 🌱 ⁠⁠
⁠⁠
📸: Students learning philosophy at the CSU Mountain Campus. PHIL 345 - Environmental Ethics returns this summer. Registration is open 👍⁠⁠
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#ColoradoStateUniversity #CSUSustainability #EarthDay2021 #CSUEarthDayEverywhere #ColoradoState #CSULiberalArts
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150 Trees. 150 Trees are being planted on campus in celebration of CSU's 150 years!

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The Eco Leaders have been working on their independent projects all semester, researching and exploring new opportunities to further integrate sustainability initiatives within Housing & Dining Services. 🌳 🌎 🌱

Check out their projects at the link in bio!

housing.colostate.edu/about/sustainability/eco-leaders-program/

The Eco Leaders have been working on their independent projects all semester, researching and exploring new opportunities to further integrate sustainability initiatives within Housing & Dining Services. 🌳 🌎 🌱

Check out their projects at the link in bio!

housing.colostate.edu/about/sustainability/eco-leaders-program/
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Bees On-Campus!. Join CSU's Apiculture Club President Freddie Haberecht and learn about our on-campus pollinators.

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Happy Earth Day, coloradostateuniversity! We celebrate this 50th Earth Day in CSU's 150th year. Generations of Rams have shared a deep commitment to sustainability and we are so proud to carry on this legacy. #CSUEarthdayEverywhere 🌎

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Happy Earth Day 🌳

Our Facilities Management team is planting 150 trees across campus – including this Choice City elm tree in honor of Dr. Tony Frank, President of #ColoradoState from 2008-2019 –  to celebrate #CSU150 and the 50th Anniversary of #EarthDay 🌲

Join us for a virtual and interactive Earth Day Festival at earth day.colostate.edu

#CSUEarthDayEverywhere

Happy Earth Day 🌳

Our Facilities Management team is planting 150 trees across campus – including this Choice City elm tree in honor of Dr. Tony Frank, President of #ColoradoState from 2008-2019 – to celebrate #CSU150 and the 50th Anniversary of #EarthDay 🌲

Join us for a virtual and interactive Earth Day Festival at earth day.colostate.edu

#CSUEarthDayEverywhere
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