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Earth Week Celebrations Continue

April 17, 2013

Colorado State University continues celebrating Earth Week with Pedal for Pizza on Wednesday and the annual Earth Day Festival on Thursday. Green events continue on campus through May 4.

“Earth Week is an opportunity for CSU to showcase the amazing research, curriculum, engagement, and service opportunities related to sustainability the University is proud to offer students,” said Tonie Miyamoto, director of Communications and Sustainability. “This year’s lineup features 10 major events that provide a wide variety of education and hands-on programs for the campus and Fort Collins community.”

Wednesday, April 24

Pedal for Pizza
Ride your bicycle to campus between noon and 2 p.m. and get a free snack for this year’s “Pedal for Pizza.” There will be free giveaways, maps and information about commuting around Fort Collins, bicycle safety tips on how to ride on campus and throughout the city, as well as opportunities to register your bike at the intersection of Meridian and University avenues.A bike mechanic also will be on hand providing free minor repairs and adjustments.

Sponsored by the CSU Campus Bicycle Advisory Committee, the City of Fort Collins Bicycle Ambassador Program and ASCSU.

Thursday, April 25

Earth Day Festival
Colorado State’s annual Earth Day Festival highlights sustainability initiatives within the university and greater community, and has been rescheduled for 10 a.m.-2 p.m. April 25 on the LSC Plaza. This year, more than 30 booths also will present information about student organizations, departments, nonprofits and private enterprises. Booth registration and participation is free. Register.

Sponsored by the CSU Live Green Team and the Alumni Association.

Alternative Transportation Fair
CSU’s Alternative Transportation Fair, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on the LSC Plaza, encourages safe, environmentally friendly ways to commute to campus and alleviate the stresses of finding parking.

Sponsored by University Parking Services.

Friday, April 26

Arbor Day Celebration
Tree Campus USA’s Arbor Day Celebration has been rescheduled for 9 a.m.-noon April 26 at Ammons Hall on campus. The event includes a short presentation about the history of Arbor Day and the requirements of the Tree Campus USA program, as well as an award presentation. CSU’s Facilities Management and Colorado State Forest Service will then lead pre-registered volunteers in planting and mulching several trees around Ammons Hall. Register.

Sponsored by CSU Tree Campus Advisory Committee.

Compost Giveaway
Join Housing & Dining Services and Facilities Management for the Compost Giveaway Day, 1-3 p.m. in the Moby Arena parking lot. Participants can bring their own buckets (limit two buckets per person) and pick up free compost created from food waste generated in the campus dining centers. The compost is given away on a first-come, first-served basis. The event is sponsored by Housing & Dining Services.

Earth, Sun and Fire Tour
The Earth, Sun and Fire Tour of the Foothills Campus has been rescheduled for 10 a.m.-noon April 26 and includes a tour of the 5.3-megawatt, 30-acre solar plant; the in-vessel composter; and the biomass boiler. CSU will be providing round-trip bus transportation from the Lory Student Center Transit Center to the Foothills campus. Drive Electric Northern Colorado also will provide two demo electric cars for transportation as part of their national effort to urge communities to develop electric vehicle ecosystems to make ownership of an electric vehicle simple, convenient, attractive and cost effective. Reservations are required.

Sponsored by RamTrax, Facilities Management and Housing & Dining Services.

Thursday, May 2

Monfort Professor-in-Residence Dr. Naomi Oreskes
Monfort Professor-in-Residence Naomi Oreskes will deliver her lecture 'When Knowledge Isn't Power: Science, Technology, and the Environment in the 21st Century' on Thursday, May 2. Oreskes is a world-renowned historian, scientist, and communicator. More

Sponsored by The Monfort Excellence Fund, The Office of CSU Events, and the School of Global Environmental Sustainability.

Saturday, May 4

CSUnity Eco Leaders
The CSUnity Eco Leaders project has been rescheduled for 9 a.m.-3 p.m. May 4. The project will be at Lee Martinez Farm to help prepare for the summer growing season.

Sponsored by SLiCE and Eco Leaders.

More about CSU’s Earth Week Celebration

For more information about CSU’s Earth Week Celebration, contact Tonie Miyamoto at (970) 491-4314.