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.

Contact: Ilya Slizovsky – or

350 at CSU is a non-profit organization that works worldwide on a wide variety of climate campaigns. We believe firmly in climate justice, that we are stronger when we collaborate, and that mass mobilizations of ordinary people can create change. These principles guide us as we fight towards three main goals:

  1. Keep carbon in the ground
  2. Help build a new, more equitable low-carbon economy.
  3. Pressure governments into limiting emissions.


Contact: Sophie McVicker –


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.


Contact: Ryan O’Reilly –

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.


Contact: Rachel Seedorf –

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.


Contact: Kristin Hall –

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.


Contact: Helen Line –

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.


Contact: Hanna Johnson –

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!

Contact: Logan Bowey –

Climate Reality Project Campus Corps

Climate Change is the greatest challenge our generation will face. While we are the first generation to experience the consequences of it, we are the last generation that can do something to turn the tides. Our mission is to bring students together in demanding that campus leaders commit CSU to generate 100% of their energy from renewable sources by 2030.


Contact: Koty Dolan –

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.


Contact: Kaylee Karmazin –

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.


Contact: Andy Auer –

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.”


Contact: Braden Carey –

Eco Leaders

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


Contact: Mary Liang –

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.


Contact: Tatum Van Dam –

Engineers Without Borders at CSU

Environmental Engineering Society

Environmental Health Student Association

Fair Trade University

Food and Nutrition Club at CSU

Geller Center for Spiritual Development

Global Awareness and International Affairs

Habitat for Humanity

Horticulture Club

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

  • Kilo Kaawa-Gonzales –
  • 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.

Mindful Source

  • Domenic Digregorio –
  • In our three stage curriculum we hope to build a generation of environmentally conscious individuals by incorporating values of sustainability into their daily lives. It will consist of some ice breaker games where we introduce the broad topic of sustainability. This first stage will end by narrowing our focus from sustainability to food production and consumption, and an introduction to the immersive experience ( a visit to a local farm and food coop). The second stage is the immersive experience where students will be participating hands on to learn the practices of a sustainable businesses in food consumption and production. The third stage will be a reflection of everything we have learned. We like to think of it as an “ice builder” where we will highlight practices the students can apply to their lives in order to be environmentally responsible consumers.

Net Impact CSU

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

Rams for Progress

Rams Organizing for Animal Rights

Rangeland Ecology Club

Real Food CSU

Rocky Mountain Farmers Union CSU

  • Steven Emmen –
  • The young people involved in Farmers Union colligate chapters develop leadership qualities, along with a desire for meaningful and effective advocacy in their lives. By educating students on the future of family farm agriculture and its dependence upon the civic involvement of the next generation. Farmers Union believes young people can practice good citizenship now, and encourages this through leadership training and leadership opportunities. The organization focuses its curriculum on the pillars of education, cooperation, and legislation. Educating people on the importance of family agriculture, and the various   and the benefit cooperative business has on the American economy. While also encouraging political evolvement from members of all ages. The Rocky Mountain Farmers Union colligate chapter will strive to educate members through interactive experiences.

Science in Action

  • Lindsay Lammers –
  • 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.

Slow Food

Society for Conservation Biology

  • Jason Bruening –
  • 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.

Society for Ecological Restoration Student Association

Society for American Foresters

Society of Women Environmental Professionals

Strategies for Ecology Education, Diversity, and Sustainability

  • Sara Bombaci –
  • 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!

The Invictus Initiative

  • Alanna Pipkin – or
  • The Invictus Initiative; an international and local platform that will better coordinate and utilize humanitarian resources to help the most disadvantaged individuals and communities live fulfilling and empowered lives. Our mission is to bring conquerable solutions to the world’s unconquerable people. We do this by effectively matching up the skills, abilities, and resources of our volunteers with identified sustainable humanitarian causes and organizations around the globe. Whether you are a retired engineer or a teen entrepreneur, a seasoned medical professional or an education undergrad, an industrial plant owner or a lemonade stand operator, whatever your expertise and background, The Invictus Initiative will effectively direct any skill, ability, or resource to the humanitarian causes and organizations that need it most.

The Student Sustainability Center

  • Emily Taylor –
  • 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.

The Sustainability Floor At Pinon Hall

  • Luke Ewan – or Hannah Mendoza
  • 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

  • President Tanner Hibberd –
  • 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.

Watershed Club

Wildlife Disease Association

Zero Waste Team

  • Fran Letts –
  • The CSU Zero Waste Team are 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 have partnered with various campus entities to become members of the Post Landfill Action Network.(More information on P.L.A.N.: As of December 2019, they have started a monthly newsletter. To sign up for their newsletter please email the CSU Zero Waste Team!