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Sustainability News

March 2013

CSA HALF SHARES NOW AVAILABLE

(March 26, 2013) Sign up now for the vegetable CSA (Community Supported Agriculture), and have fresh, local, sustainable produce delivered to campus for you every Tuesday afternoon. Half shares are now available! Visit well@du for more information and to sign up. Contact Chad King with your questions.

CSAs provide fresh, local, seasonal produce while ensuring your food dollars go directly to a Colorado farmer. DU is partnering with Ela Family Farms from Hotchkiss, Colo., to provide a fruit share, and Leffler Family Farm in Eaton, Colo., for a vegetable share.

ENERGY CONSERVATION REMINDERS

(March 19, 2013) Follow these simple tips to save energy in your office and your home:

  • Set your computer to energy saving mode (screensavers use power) and shut off your computer at the end of the day.
  • Enable sleep mode on all copiers and printers after five minutes or less of inactivity.
  • Turn off all lights when not in use during the day and at night, including common areas such as kitchens, conference rooms, storage closets and bathrooms. Set a "Last Person Out" rule to ensure that all lights are turned off at the end of the day.
  • Close the blinds in your individual work station and/or work area at night and on the weekends.
  • When possible, position your workstation to receive natural light.
  • If you have a desk lamp, use CFLs (compact fluorescent light bulbs) and dispose of them properly.

You can also utilize the Green Certified Office Program to see where you stand. If you score 70 percent or higher, your office will receive a DU Green Office Certificate.

IS YOUR OFFICE "GREEN"?

(March 5, 2013) The Green Certified Office program, run by the Sustainability Council, is a voluntary, flexible pilot program designed to help the University meet its environmental goals. Join the program! Download and complete the Green Office Credit Form and email it to green@du.edu. If you score 70 percent or higher, your office will receive a DU Green Office Certificate.

Learn more.

INTERESTED IN LOCAL, ORGANIC, SUSTAINABLE PRODUCE DELIVERED ON CAMPUS?

(Feb. 26, 2013) We are exploring a produce drop on campus that would begin this Spring/Summer. Learn more about Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) and stay tuned to the DU Digest for more information about signing-up next week or find a CSA option that delivers to your hometown.

ZERO WASTE ATHLETIC EVENTS - March 8

Are you passionate about diverting waste away from landfills? The Center for Sustainability and the USG Sustainability Committee are working together to bring you "Zero Waste" at DU Hockey games. The Zero Waste program places volunteers at strategic points throughout the arena to help hockey fans be more environmentally conscience by diverting waste from landfills to recycling or composting. Want to get involved? Volunteer to be a "Zero Waste Goalie" at the next DU Hockey game on March 8 by contacting Megan Marshall, Sustainability Council student member.

COME TO THE WELL: CONVERSATIONS ON WINE AND WATER - MARCH 6

Patty Limerick, faculty director of the Center of the American West at CU-Boulder, will present a free lecture on her recent book, A Ditch in Time: Denver, the West and Water. Wine, appetizers and conversation will begin at 5:30 p.m.; the lecture will begin at 6:45 p.m. in the Joy Burns Center. Please register in advance online.

This event is co-sponsored by: the University of Denver Sturm College of Law Environmental & Natural Resources Law Program; the One World One Water Center for Urban Water Education and Stewardship at Metropolitan State University of Denver; the Fritz Knoebel School of Hospitality Management at the University of Denver; the Colorado Supreme Court Law Library