Student Organizations in Sustainability

One Health Club

The CSU One Health Club supports the global One Health Initiative through organized involvement and collaboration with the environmental, public, and animal health communities. The One Health Club is dedicated to providing a broad base of student involvement and provide a forum for the discussion of health-related issues facing humans, animals, and the ecosystem. The OHC recognizes that there is an inextricable link between the health of all species and their environment, and that a holistic approach to these issues is needed.

Weblinks: One Health Club – RamLink (campuslabs.com)

Contact: onehealthclub@gmail.com 

Agribusiness

The Colorado State University Agribusiness Association (ABA) is an organization devoted to the education and further understanding of the agricultural business through club-sponsored meetings, volunteer activities, networking with a variety of industry leaders by taking facility tours or from presentations at our meetings, networking with students who share the same interests as you, and most importantly having fun.

Weblinks: https://ramlink.campuslabs.com/engage/organization/ABA
https://www.facebook.com/CSUABA/?hc_ref=SEARCH

Contact: aba.colostate@gmail.com

Agronomy Club

The purpose of the CSU Agronomy Club is to gather together students with similar interests for their common benefit and advancement. The Agronomy Club provides a chance for students to take an active part in their department through fundraising projects, social events, and scholastic activities.  The CSU Agronomy Club is 100% CSU students.

Weblinks: https://ramlink.campuslabs.com/engage/organization/agronomy-club
https://www.facebook.com/groups/csuagronomyclub/

Contact: csuagronomypresident@gmail.com

American Fisheries Society Student Sub-Unit

The Colorado State University Student Sub-unit of the American Fisheries Society (AFS) is a nonprofit, student run organization.  The mission of the AFS at CSU is to enhance the education and professional development of its members.  We strive to help our members become future fisheries professionals dedicated to advancing the conservation and sustainability of fishery resources and aquatic ecosystems.  Officially we are a recognized sub-unit of the Colorado-Wyoming Chapter and national organization of the American Fisheries Society.

Weblinks: https://www.facebook.com/American-Fisheries-Society-Colorado-State-University-450549101699139/

Contact: afscsu@gmail.com

Animal Welfare Science Club

We are a community of undergraduate, graduate, and veterinary students interested in the science AND ethics related to animal welfare decisions in production, wildlife, companion and research species.

Weblinks: https://ramlink.campuslabs.com/engage/organization/animalwelfarescience
https://www.facebook.com/csuanimalwelfarescience/

Contact: csuanimalwelfareclub@gmail.com

Apiculture Club

The CSU Apiculture Club is a club for all those interested in bees and beekeeping. We hope through the club we can help broaden your knowledge of all things bees. For those interested in getting up close and personal with managing a beehive we will have many opportunities to help care for our beehives close to campus. Our goal as an organization is not just to educate club members but the community on bees and apiculture. With the current decline in bee populations worldwide, there has never been a better time to get involved in beekeeping.

Weblink: Apiculture Club – RamLink (campuslabs.com)

Contact: wfhaberecht@gmail.com

ASCSU Environmental Affairs

ASCSU is the voice of CSU students, advocating for them at campus, local and state levels. This means fighting for affordable textbooks, negotiating a clean-energy option in campus residence halls, and overseeing $54 million in student fees. As well, we serve students through programs like RamRide, Student Fee Review Board, and the Collegiate Readership Program.

Weblinks: https://ramlink.campuslabs.com/engage/organization/ascsu
https://www.facebook.com/AscsuSustainability/

Contact: ascsu_environmental_affairs@mail.colostate.edu

Biology Club

Our goal is to create a diverse and interactive group of people that have an interest in any area of the biological sciences. We do so by putting together numerous club activities, volunteering throughout the community, having guest speakers of various backgrounds come talk about their work, and more! Biology Club is open to all members!

https://ramlink.campuslabs.com/engage/organization/biologyclub

Contact: colostatebiologyclub@gmail.com

CSU Zoology Club

Our goal is to provide a place for CSU students, staff and community members to meet, socialize and learn about topics relating to animals. We also provide opportunities for students to network with peers, faculty and those who work in animal related fields. This club also organizes group trips to zoological establishments and outdoor adventures.

Weblinks: https://ramlink.campuslabs.com/engage/organization/zoologyclub, https://www.facebook.com/CSUZoologyClub/

Contact: csuzoologyclub@gmail.com

CSU Geosciences Club

We are a student organization devoted to showing students the side of geology and related fields that is not readily present in the academic world. We meet every two weeks and have speakers from vastly different fields of the geosciences to broaden the students industry knowledge, and show them possible career paths. Our goal is also to inform our members about the elegance and beauty of the geologic world through field trips and events. We meet every two weeks on Wednesday at 5 p.m. in NR 316 (Warner College of Natural Resources third floor), and of course there is food and drinks provided.

Weblinks: https://ramlink.collegiatelink.net/organization/geosciencesclub/about, https://www.facebook.com/groups/coloradostategeologyclub/?fref=nf

Contact: Andy Auer – auer@rams.colostate.edu

Defend Our Future

“We’re tired of waiting for our leaders to act on climate, so we’re challenging people like you to take action. Instead of sitting on the sidelines hoping someone else will act, you, the doers, the solvers, and the innovators, will help solve the greatest challenge of our generation. With your help, we want to show candidates of all parties that climate change is a priority issue for young voters, regardless of political affiliation. Defend Our Future is building a diverse coalition of partners that share the goal of finding actionable and common sense solutions to solving climate change. Working with student body presidents, campus administrators, actors, athletes, artists, musicians, businesses and others, we are building a nationwide movement of young people who support bold action on climate to protect the environment, their communities, and future generations.”

Weblinks: https://ramlink.campuslabs.com/engage/organization/DefendOurFuture/, https://www.facebook.com/defendourfuturechallenge/,
http://defendourfuture.org

Contact: morganic@rams.colostate.edu

Defenders of Wildlife CSU

Defenders of Wildlife at CSU is a conservation-minded club focused on letting Colorado’s representatives know what CSU students care about when it comes to wildlife legislation. We strive to mobilize students to make a stand for other species. Join our club to learn more about how you can actively make your voice heard and how we can come together to protect America’s wildlands and wild species. 

Weblink: Defenders of Wildlife at CSU – RamLink (campuslabs.com)

Contacts: defendersofwildlifeatcsu@gmail.com

Eco Leaders

The Eco Leaders are student leaders within the Residence Halls who help foster a culture of sustainable behavior.

Weblinks: http://ecoleaders.colostate.edu/,
https://ramlink.campuslabs.com/engage/organization/ecolead

Contact: Mary Liang – Mary.Liang@colostate.edu

Ecosystem Science and Sustainability Club

The purpose of this club is the meet other ESS students, connect with ESS faculty, explore careers, give ESS a presence on campus, involve the Fort Collins community in sustainable/environmental practices, and have fun.  Members of the club will learn about ecosystems, sustainability and how to live as an environmental steward.

Weblinks: https://www.facebook.com/CSUSustainabilityClub/,
https://ramlink.campuslabs.com/engage/organization/essclub/

Contact: clubs.csu.ess@gmail.com

Engineers Without Borders at CSU

CSU Engineers Without Borders has projects in El Salvador, on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, and at the Shambhala Mountain Center near Red Feather Lakes, Colorado. They also do ample community service work in Fort Collins, including STEM outreach fairs, work with FOCO Cafe, and participating in CSU-affiliated events like CSU-Serves and CSUnity. This organization is intended to help students use their education to help improve the world around them. This club is open to students of any skillset, not just engineers!

Weblinks: https://ramlink.collegiatelink.net/organization/ewb-csuhttps://www.facebook.com/EWBCSU/

Contact: ramswithoutborders@gmail.com

Environmental Engineering Society

Our purpose is to be a resource for Environmental Engineers and provide experience, environmental awareness, networking, academic help and volunteer opportunities.

Weblinks: https://www.facebook.com/CsuEnvironmentalEngineeringSociety/?hc_ref=SEARCH  https://ramlink.collegiatelink.net/organization/EES

Contact: khettel@rams.colostate.edu

Environmental Public Health Student Association

The Environmental Public Health Student Association (EPHSA) at Colorado State University is a student-run organization that is committed to promoting the field of Environmental Public Health to the Colorado State University community, and to connecting our current students to professional development and networking opportunities. EPHSA consists of primarily undergraduate students who are interested in careers in the Environmental Public Health field, and the organization focuses on enhancing our students’ educations through networking events, community volunteering, and scholarships.

Weblinks: https://www.facebook.com/csuehsa/, Environmental Health Student Association to Environmental Public Health Student Association – RamLink (campuslabs.com)

Contact: Erin Reichhert (advisor) – erin.reichert@colostate.edu

Food and Nutrition Club at CSU

The Purpose of the Food and Nutrition Club at CSU  is to serve as a student outreach and service organization of the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition providing health and wellness education to Colorado State University and the greater Fort Collins community. As ambassadors of the Kendall Reagan Nutrition Center, members will have opportunities to build relationships, gain leadership experience and further develop professional skills and networks.

Weblinks: https://www.facebook.com/CSUFoodAndNutritionClub/https://ramlink.collegiatelink.net/organization/FoodandNutritionClub/about

Contact: chhs-fshn_food_and_nutrition_club@mail.colostate.edu

Habitat for Humanity

CSU Habitat for Humanity is a student organization dedicated to building homes for those who can not afford them. As a campus chapter, we partner with our local affiliate to help elminate poverty housing by providing volunteers, education and funds to support the construction of simple, decent, affordable homes in the Fort Collins area. In addition, we partner with the CSU community by participating in activites like Fall Clean Up, CSUnity, Cans Around the Oval, and more! We are also working in partnership with other local organizations such as Fort Collins Rescue Mission, Homeless Gear and Catholic Charities to address issues of homelessness in the Fort Collins community. We hope that you will join us!

Weblinks: https://ramlink.collegiatelink.net/organization/habitat-for-humanity/abouthttps://www.facebook.com/CSU-Habitat-for-Humanity-312060802177159/?fref=ts

Contact: habitatcoloradostate@gmail.com

Horticulture Club

The CSU Horticulture Club is one of the oldest university clubs, dating back to the 1920’s. The Hort club has a wide range of exciting and fun activities for those who are passionate and interested in plants and horticulture. The Hort club has monthly plants sales for the University community to help fund club endeavors. Other activities in the past have included field trips to the Denver Botanical Gardens and the Butterfly Pavilion among many others. We also have speakers from industry and researchers who deliver talks in order to give students a more indepth perspective of the horticulture industry.

Weblinks: https://www.facebook.com/CSU-Horticulture-Club-279339515503656/?fref=tsHorticulture Club – RamLink (campuslabs.com) 

Contact: coloradostatehorticultureclub@gmail

Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences (MANRRS)

To promote and implement the advancement of diverse members of the CSU community in agricultural, natural resource, and related sciences; As well as to ensure the development of career preparation, leadership, professional skills, scholarly excellence and an active support network among the members. MANNRS student organization shall not deny membership to any student on the basis of race, age, color, religion, national origin, gender, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status or disability.

Weblink: https://ramlink.collegiatelink.net/organization/manrrs/about

Contact: leanna.biddle@colostate.edu

Net Impact CSU

The Net Impact Colorado State University Chapter is part of a global network for more than 100,000 professional and student members from over 330 chapters focused on social and environmental change on campuses and in professional settings.

Weblinks: https://ramlink.collegiatelink.net/organization/netimpactcsuhttps://www.facebook.com/netimpactcsu/?ref=br_rs

Contact: netimpact.csu@gmail.com

Out in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (oSTEM)

Out in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics is a national GLBTQ2A-affirming organization aiming to provide services, networking, and support for students in STEM fields.

Weblinks: https://www.facebook.com/CSU-OSTEM-687609208019398/?hc_ref=SEARCH&fref=nfhttps://ramlink.collegiatelink.net/organization/ostem

Contact: colostate@chapters.ostem.org

Paper Bag Crew

The Paper Bag Crew works to lessen the strain of food insecurity and stigma surrounding the homeless and transient population in Fort Collins. We use food donations to build meals to be distributed through the community. We serve around 150 members of the public on any given week, with that number growing. 

Weblink: The Paper Bag Crew – RamLink (campuslabs.com)

Contact: paperbagcrewfc@gmail.com

Rams for Progress

The purpose of this organization is to provide a space for students to actively learn about, and expand upon existing knowledge of progressive ideals and values. This will include the ability of students to actively engage in seminars, volunteerism, political activism, and activities which will enable further growth.

Weblinks: https://www.facebook.com/ramsforprogress/https://ramlink.collegiatelink.net/organization/rfp

Rams Organizing for Animal Rights

ROAR advocates animal interests, vegan and vegetarian lifestyles, and sustainability for animals, humans and the environment. Our primary goal is twofold: to provide community and to engage in peaceful animal activism. Find out more: sign up on our email list by emailing a blank message to roaringcsu-subscribe@lists.riseup.net or by joining our Facebook group.

Weblinks: Rams Organizing for Animal Rights – RamLink (campuslabs.com)https://www.facebook.com/groups/45559698221/

Contact: jennit@rams.colostate.edu

Rangeland Ecology Club

The Colorado State University Rangeland Ecology Club, a recognized chapter of the Colorado Section of the Society for Range Management, is a student organization composed of individuals with a common interest in the study and management of rangelands.

Weblinks: Rangeland Ecology Club – RamLink (campuslabs.com)https://www.facebook.com/csurangelandclub/

Contact: rangeclubcsu@gmail.com

Science in Action

The mission of Science in Action is to 1.) educate members about policy issues facing science and 2.) how science affects federal policies. To the effect of understanding policy issues we will 3.) practice our communication skills with the purpose of communicating the importance of our graduate work with government officials, the public, and within our own university community. With these two main goals (education and practice) we aim to prepare graduate students in the sciences and engineering with the knowledge and skills to affect policy change and be ambassadors to educate their own communities about the value of scientific research.

Weblink: Science in Action – RamLink (campuslabs.com)

Contact: ctibbett@colostate.edu

Slow Foods at CSU

We are food lovers! We take pride in knowing where our food comes from, and being able to enjoy it with others. This club is based on making food, eating food, and participating in foodie events and service! We will be doing activities like potluck dinners, farm workdays, food events, farmers markets, school gardens, cooking & gardening workshops etc. We are an organization of fun friends and food. We are open to ideas for events and campaigns that align with the vision of Slow Food International.

Weblinks: Slow Foods at Colorado State University – RamLink (campuslabs.com)https://www.facebook.com/slowfoodfortcollins/

Contact: slowfoodcsu@gmail.com

Society for Conservation Biology

Jason Bruening – scbcsu@gmail.com

SCB is an international professional organization dedicated to promoting the scientific study of the phenomena that affect the maintenance, loss, and restoration of biological diversity. As a student chapter we focus on getting students involved in hands on experiences such as doing restoration work on the historic Robert’s Ranch, working with Wildland Restoration Volunteers, and Larimer County Natural Resources Department to further our understanding of the natural world and helping out our community. We aim to get students involved from all disciplines, from natural resource management, to watershed science, to zoology. Having an interdisciplinary approach is crucial to our development as future scientists as we work with people from a variety of disciplines.

https://ramlink.collegiatelink.net/organization/scb-csu-ramlink/about

https://www.facebook.com/Society-for-Conservation-Biology-at-CSU-268438119847115/

Society for Ecological Restoration Student Association

The CSU Society for Ecological Restoration Student Association is an official student chapter of the Society for Ecological Restoration International(SER). The CSU student association works to support SER’s mission and students receive membership privileges within SER. The specific goal of the student club is to bring together individuals from different disciplines who are involved with solving environmental problems in order to create a web of communication that enhances the effectiveness of environmental problem solving through the increase of knowledge that comes with multi-disciplinary networking.

Weblinks: Society for Ecological Restoration Student Association – RamLink (campuslabs.com),  https://www.facebook.com/CsuEcologicalRestoration/

Contact: ryan.lawrence@colostate.edu

Society for American Foresters

We are the Alpha student chapter of Society of American Foresters (SAF). SAF is the largest professional society of foresters in the world. As a student chapter, we connect students to professional foresters through speakers, activities, and conventions.

Weblinks: Society of American Foresters – RamLink (campuslabs.com)https://www.facebook.com/SAFAlpha/

Contact: forestrystudentscsu@gmail.com

Society of Women Environmental Professionals

As a campus club, we strive to create an inclusive community that serves to help women in environmental fields gain professional experience and form meaningful connections with their peers and mentors who stand for gender equity and environmental justice. SWEP uplifts women by providing opportunities to get involved with the local community via volunteering and exploring the outdoors. We create networking experiences for our members to lean on as they navigate their career and personal paths.

Weblinks: Society of Women in Environmental Professions – RamLink (campuslabs.com)https://www.facebook.com/CSUSWEP/

Contact: swepcsu@gmail.com

Strategies for Ecology Education, Diversity, and Sustainability

The Colorado State University Chapter of SEEDS (Strategies for Ecology Education, Diversity, and Sustainability) is committed to enhancing ecology education, especially for underrepresented minorities. We engage in various activities with the primary goal of enhancing students’ and communities’ understanding of ecology and promoting students’ ability to pursue a career in the sciences. We offer research fellowships, field trips, and other great opportunities for students to gain valuable research and networking experience. Our activities primarily include community outreach, career development, and sustainable initiatives. We welcome students from all backgrounds and interests!

Weblinks: Strategies for Ecology Education, Diversity, and Sustainability – RamLink (campuslabs.com)https://www.facebook.com/groups/307241849463626/

Contact: seedscolostate@gmail.com

The Student Sustainability Center

The Student Sustainability Center is committed to improving institutional sustainability at CSU while developing interdisciplinary skills to apply upon graduation for all members. We participate in numerous volunteer opportunities, work on our own projects, and host events to increase personal and communal awareness of living sustainably and the greater implications of doing so.

Weblinks: The Student Sustainability Center – RamLink (campuslabs.com)http://students.sustainability.colostate.edu/

Contact: sscdirector@colostate.edu

The Sustainability Floor At Pinon Hall

The Sustainability Floor, located on the first floor of Pinon Hall in Laurel Village, is a Residential Learning Community for first year students living on campus to expand their knowledge of sustainability related topics, and how they can make an impact on the community around them. The floor is part of the College of Natural Science Learning Community and partners with CNS when it comes to academic initiatives, programming, and educational events for residents in the surrounding community to take part in. The floor is unique in that it has many sustainable features, such as composting, and a student garden, where residents can get hands-on experience with sustainability in action.

U.S. Green Building Council at CSU

To foster scientific study and research in the field of environmentally sustainable building and operation of buildings; To develop and disseminate knowledge in sustainable building research and design; To improve the methods and design of sustainable buildings; To develop better public understanding and appreciation of the challenges and solutions posed by improved sustainable building practices and the sustainable operation of existing buildings; To promote understanding, adoption and use of environmentally sustainable design, construction, and building operation practices across the CSU/Fort Collins community; To cultivate leadership skills among USGBC Students group members that will prepare them to champion sustainability on campus, in their community and in future career.

Weblinks: https://ramlink.campuslabs.com/engage/organization/usgbcstudentgrouphttps://www.instagram.com/usgbc_csu/

Contact: usgbcstudents.csu@gmail.com

Watershed Club

This is a club for everything water. It is run by Watershed science majors but welcome to anyone else who wants to join us. We have speakers and professionals from the water world and we have a lot of fun.

Weblinks: Watershed Club of CSU – RamLink (campuslabs.com)https://www.facebook.com/CSUWatershedClub/?fref=ts

Contact: club.csu.watershed@gmail.com

Wildlife Disease Association

The mission of the CSU Student Chapter of the Wildlife Disease Association is to increase student participation and opportunities in the field of wildlife health and disease ecology through education, communication, and collaboration.

Weblinks: Wildlife Disease Association – RamLink (campuslabs.com)https://www.facebook.com/groups/631817440279010/

Contact: csuwda@gmail.com

Zero Waste Team

The CSU Zero Waste Team is a student-led group enthusiastic about reducing waste on campus and in their personal lives, through outreach and education. As a team, they participate in events all across campus including athletic events, Ram Welcome, Ag Week, and even host a mending club. Normalizing waste diversion and zero waste culture across our campus is something they continue to strive for. The Zero Waste Team has partnered with various campus entities to become members of the Post Landfill Action Network. (More information on P.L.A.N.:https://www.postlandfill.org/) As of December 2019, they have started a monthly newsletter. To sign up for their newsletter please email the CSU Zero Waste Team! 

Weblinks: Zero Waste Team @ CSU – RamLink (campuslabs.com)

Contact: csuzerowasteteam@gmail.com