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Sustainability News

April 2013

DON'T MISS THE FINAL EARTH MONTH EVENTS

(April 23, 2013) With Earth Month coming to a close, don't miss these final events:

  • April 24 – Outdoor Yoga, 12:30–1:30 p.m., Driscoll Green
  • April 25 – "Experiencing Energy," an interactive adventure on energy footprints, where Colorado's energy comes from, and how energy is used, 3-4 p.m., Ricketson Law Building, room 225
  • April 25 – Film screening and discussion, Switch, about the transition from oil and coal to the "energies of tomorrow," 4–7 p.m., Ricketson Law Building, room 165
  • April 26 – DU Earth Day Summit
  • April 30 – "How-Tuesdays" Lunch 'n Learn: How to Identify a Sustainable Business, noon–1 p.m., Center for Sustainability, Johnson-McFarlane Hall

WHAT'S NEW IN SUSTAINABILITY AT DU?

(April 9, 2013) DU's Sustainability Council and the Center for Sustainability work to make our campus green. Here's what they've been up to lately. Read on

DU EARTH DAY SUMMIT – APRIL 26, REGISTER NOW!

Interested in free food, fun giveaways and exciting speakers? Looking to learnDU Earth Day Summit 2013 logo more about how sustainability will affect you and your future? Come to the Fourth Annual DU Earth Day Summit!

This free event features great environmental leaders and businesses, such as Colorado's former Governor Bill Ritter, Odell Brewing Co., Snooze A.M. Eatery, and many other experts from the DU community and beyond. No matter your passion, you will find something to fit your interests.

The summit will be held at the Fritz Knoebel School of Hospitality Management on Friday, April 26. Breakfast begins at 9:30 a.m. and the event concludes with a drawing for giveaways at 3 p.m., followed by a dessert reception.

Free breakfast and lunch, featuring local and organic food, are provided to those who register. Spots are limited so secure your seat by registering today. Click here for more information and to register.

TOWARD A NEW PARADIGM FOR THE GLOBAL FOOD SYSTEM – APRIL 27, 11:30 A.M.

Join a discussion with Carlo Petrini, founder of Slow Food International on April 27 from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in SIE 150 at the Josef Korbel School. Space is limited.

WILL WATER LIMITS EFFECTIVELY "DOUSE" ECONOMIC AND AGRICULTURAL GROWTH? – APRIL 23, 3 P.M.

Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck and the Sturm College of Law present "Looking Ahead at Water in the Metropolitan Area: Will Water Limits Effectively 'Douse' Economic and Agricultural Growth?," addressing the impact of water supply constraints on economic growth in the Denver metropolitan area and throughout the state. The panel will discuss the role of water conservation in managing these constraints in the future. Panelists are James Lochhead, CEO/manager, Denver Water; Bart Miller, Water Program director, Western Resource Advocates; John Salazar, commissioner, Colorado Department of Agriculture; moderator is Michelle Kales, shareholder, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck.

Free and open to the community; click here for more information and to register. This event is the fourth in a series of four sponsored by Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck in conjunction with DU's Environmental and Natural Resources Law Program.

HOW TUESDAYS LUNCH AND LEARN SERIES

All How Tuesday lunch and learns take place at the Center for Sustainability in Johnson MacFarlane Hall 142 unless otherwise noted. Bring your own lunch.

How-to: Fix a flat and make your bike stop squeaking – April 23, noon

Learn how to tune up your bike from the experts at Bike Depot. Participants will have the chance to win a free tire fix from Bike Depot.


How-to: Book Discussion on In Defense of Food – April 16, noon

In anticipation of author Michael Pollan's visit, the Center for Sustainability and well@du are hosting a book discussion on his novel, In Defense of Food. Lunch will be provided and each participant will receive a free copy of Food Rules (also by Pollan). At this event, there will be a raffle for three free admissions to Pollan's appearance on campus May 8.

THE ISLAND PRESIDENT, FILM SCREENING AND LIVE WEBINAR – APRIL 17, 5 P.M.

Be part of a nationwide screening of the powerful film The Island President – "as one of the most low-lying countries in the world, a rise of three feet in sea level would submerge the 1,200 islands of the Maldives enough to make them uninhabitable." The film will be followed by a live webinar with the director, Jon Shenk; former U.N. deputy permanent representative to the Maldives and co-founder of voiceofwomen.org, Thilmeeza Hussain; and executive director and co-founder of 350.org, May Boeve. The discussion will be moderated by the director of the Bard Center for Environmental Policy and Bard's MBA in sustainability, Eban Goodstein, and is sponsored by The C2C Fellows Network and The Bard Center for Environmental Policy.

DU's screening is sponsored by Housing and Residential Education, the DU Environmental Team, and the Center for Sustainability. The screening begins at 5 p.m. in Davis Auditorium, Sturm Hall. Popcorn, cotton candy and dinner will be provided. This event is free and open to the public.

SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL FOOD TRUCKS – APRIL 11, 5 P.M.

Get your dinner on campus this Thursday! Join FARM, HLS & NRELS as they host three scrumptious food trucks:

The trucks will be parked in the cul-de-sac on S. York St. behind the Ricketson Law Building from 5-7 p.m.

SUSTAINABILITY SPEAKER SERIES: THE HUMAN CONNECTION TO THE ENVIRONMENT – APRIL 4, NOON

Join this series of cross-curricular dialogues about sustainability-focused research and teaching at University of Denver. This session will feature a panel with representatives from units across campus whose research and teaching ranges from food, power and resistance, to environmental philosophy, to conservation and environmental social work, to the visual and sonic reanimation of ecological memory. Short presentations will be followed by an open discussion about crosscutting themes in sustainability.

The panel will be composed of Allison Krögel, Spanish; Thomas Nail, Philosophy; Philip Tedeschi, executive director, Institute for Human-Animal Connection, Graduate School of Social Work; and Timothy Weaver, director, Emergent Digital Practices.

Ben Cherrington Cyber Café, noon-2 p.m. Light refreshments will be provided.
Sponsored by the Josef Korbel School of International Studies and the Center for Sustainability.