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Ask Cam

Toward a sustainable University

January 19, 2009

All the riches of going green

Question:

With this whole push to be a green University, is there someone we can call with our green ideas or comments regarding making CSU a greener place? If not, it would be nice to have this liaison.

Cam’s answer:

You’re on the right track, my sustainable-thinking friend – the University is rolling in green, and I mean much more than the fields where I graze during my lunch hour.

But you ask a good question. CSU recently formed the University Environment and Sustainability Advisory Committee to lead and integrate the best methods of environmental stewardship into campus operations. Ron Sega, vice president for Energy, Environment and Applied Research, leads the committee, and you can send him your ideas and comments via e-mail at sega@mail.colostate.edu.

And while you’re at it, check out green.colostate.edu. You’ll find The Green University, Colorado State’s fact-filled website, where you can graze through a wealth of programs, people, events, research, and news about all things green.

Another great place to green up is livegreen.colostate.edu. The Live Green Team, sponsored by Housing and Dining Services and made up of student and staff volunteers, is dedicated to reducing waste through efficient programs and education campaigns that reinforce environmentally sustainable habits. Current projects include RecycleMania and upcoming Earth Day events. You may remember that the team played a big role in the Democratic National Convention Committee's recycling effort in Denver last August.

So there’s Cam’s green word for you! Happy sustainability!