FORT COLLINS, Colo. — 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, LSC 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, LSC 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
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
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 Ross Gay, 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
1 – 2:30 p.m.: Tree Campus USA Planting, Plum Street
3 – 5 p.m.: Envirovation ClimateWise Celebration, Fort Collins Marriott (registration required)
See related Earth Week Stories in SOURCE
Repeat performance: CSU earns second STARS Platinum rating for sustainability
Campus composting efforts expanding
Just chill: Freezer rebate program contributes to sustainability efforts
Trash or recycling? What you need to know
Bicycling culture on a roll on campus
Kaori Keyser, born to be an Eco Leader
— Gretchen Menand, Colorado State University
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