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Environment / Sustainability

Sustainability Fair and Earth Day April 20

April 14, 2011

Learn how you can join Earth Day 2011's 'A Billion Acts of Green,' campaign by checking out Colorado State's Student Sustainability Fair and Earth Day Celebration. Learn about renewable energy, clean water, green goods and services, and undergraduate and graduate research projects that lend themselves to sustainability.

A Colorado State student enjoys the Student Sustainability Fair and Earth Day celebrations on the Lory Student Center Plaza. Image by CSU Photography.Wednesday,  April 20
10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Lory Student Center Plaza

Earth Day 2011 recognizes the power of millions of individual actions with its A Billion Acts of Green campaign.

Take the first step toward making your own pledge by stopping in at Colorado State's Student Sustainability Fair and Earth Day Celebration sponsored by the Live Green Team. This event is free and open to the public.

The fair will feature green booths sponsored by local organizations and businesses representing a wide range of sustainability topics including:

  • Renewable energy,
  • Clean water,
  • Green goods and services,
  • Undergraduate and graduate research projects,
  • Composting, and much more!

If you'd like to host a booth at CSU's Earth Day Student Sustainability Fair, register now.

Add your act of green

The phrase "A Billion Acts of Green" that is part of the 2011 Earth Day campaign encourages everyone to take action, whether it's:

  • Planting a garden
  • Getting a home energy audit and following its recommendations
  • Earth Day celebration, Lory Student Center Plaza.  Image by CSU Photography. Eliminating the use of pesticides and toxic cleaning products
  • Changing out your light bulbs
  • Driving less or using an alternative form of transportation
  • Advocating for alternatives to the burning of coal
  • Voting for a clean energy candidate in an election

Five ways to go green in a residence hall

  1. Become an informed consumer - buy Energy Star electronics and appliances for your room
  2. Reduce paper waste (e.g., use your printer wisely)
  3. Become data aware (find a tool like an interactive website that will audit and calculate the carbon footprint of the space you live in)
  4. Buy recycled items or ones made from post-consumer waste
  5. Get involved - launch a special project, like advocating for one energy-saving step that your hall can take

[Tips for going green from usnews.com]

Want to become savvier about all-things-green? Check out this green glossary on Oprah.com.


Contact: Tonie Miyamoto
E-mail: tonie.miyamoto@colostate.edu
Phone: (970) 491-4314