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Events

Earth Day Celebration & Student Sustainability Fair

April 21, 2009

This year's Earth Day celebration will feature live music performances, green booths and displays, and for the first time ever a Student Sustainability Fair. The fair is intended to be an educational piece for students of every demographic to highlight actions that can be taken towards living a more sustainable lifestyle.

"It's going to be an awesome day for us all to learn about what's available on our campus and in our community to live more sustainable lifestyles and lower our carbon footprints," said Brittany Gobel, a senior environmental communications major and president of the Coalition for a Sustainable Student Fair.

This year the event will be bigger and better than previous years, said Gobel. "This event, this year, is organized by students, for students. We're making a statement as a student body about what we can do as a student body."

Events

Tuesday

  • "The Ross Sea, Antarctica: Science, Policy, and the Public in a Pristine Marine Ecosystem" lecture by John Weller, professional photographer, 108 Johnson Hall.
    • Reception at 6 p.m.
    • Lecture at 7 p.m.

Wednesday

  • CSU Earth Day Celebration and Student Sustainability Fair, LSC Plaza 10 a.m.- 3 p.m.
    • Featuring: booths, green career fair, undergraduate research projects, free electronics recycling, and a bike giveaway with live entertainment by The Kirkpatrick Project, Yettie, and Billy Henson.
  • Wild & Scenic Film Festival, LSC Theatre

Thursday

  • CSU Challenge Course Workshops:
    • 9-10 a.m. Bluebird Trail construction and setup
    • 10:15-11:30 a.m. Composting
    • 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Open climbing on new climbing tower
    • 1:15- 2:30 p.m. Early season gardening
    • 2:45- 3:30 p.m. Rainwater harvesting and irrigation
    • 3:45- 4:45 p.m. Trash pick-up and sculpture contest

Sunday

  • Fort Collins Earth Day Fair, City Park, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Visit the Earth Day website.

About the Coalition for Sustainable Student Fair

The Coalition for a Sustainable Student Fair at CSU is a group of students that have come together to change the culture at our university for the sake of environmental sustainability. Our coalition of students has partnered with the Live Green Team at CSU, along with other contributing sources such as the Rocky Mountain Sustainable Living Association, and our student government, ASCSU, to organize and develop a student focused Sustainable Student Fair for Earth Day 2009.


Sponsored by Live Green Team and Coalition for a Student Sustainability Fair.


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