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Environment / Sustainability

Global Challenges for Sustainability Sept 9-11

September 2, 2009

The School of Global Environmental Sustainability is hosting CSU's first International Colloquium on Global Challenges for Sustainability. Fifteen separate sessions over three days are planned and the event is free and open to the public.

Creating a sustainable future

The university community and the public are invited to join the discussion surrounding the challenges and opportunities for creating a sustainable future in Colorado State University’s first International Colloquium on Global Challenges for Sustainability, Sept. 9-11. Fifteen separate sessions are planned, and the international colloquium is free and open to the public. 

Solutions for environmental issues

“Sustainability can be defined as using Earth’s resources at a rate that can be replenished for future generations. This colloquium brings together students and experts from multiple disciplines to address critical environmental issues and provide solutions,” said Diana Wall, director of the university’s School of Global Environmental Sustainability.

Session topics will include: 

  • Biodiversity and saving life on Earth
  • Global energy solutions
  • Sustainable business
  • Smart Grids
  • Government policies for sustainability
  • Institutional innovation
  • Wind energy
  • Water issues
  • Agricultural growth and soil sustainability
  • Global environmental health...and several others

Representatives of all eight colleges will present sessions on sustainability issues that are related to their respective fields of study. 

Commitment to sustainability

“The purpose of the International Colloquium is to showcase work being done on sustainability across the campus. These 15 sessions over three days demonstrate CSU’s broad-based commitment to sustainability,” said Jim Cooney, vice provost for international affairs at CSU. 

(At right: Solar array atop CSU's Engineering Building, just one example of sustainable energy development on campus.)

The colloquium has been organized by CSU’s Office of International Programs and the School of Global Environmental Sustainability with support from the Office of the President and the Office of the Senior Vice President for Research and Engagement.

Contact: Kimberly Sorensen
Phone: (970) 491-0757