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Sustainability News

May 2013

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! MOVE OUT DONATION DRIVE – JUNE 3-7

(May 21, 2013) Each year, students in the residence halls leave tons (literally tons) of items when they move out of the residence halls at the end of the year. We need your help to load those items onto trucks to donate to a variety of nonprofit organizations. Last year we worked with five nonprofit organizations and donated over 25,000 pounds of items.

One of the keys to our success is our volunteers; last year about 24 staff and faculty members from Student Life and other departments across the University volunteered to load up the donation trucks. Our volunteers unanimously agreed that it was a great experience. This year, we need your help to load those items onto the trucks during finals week, June 3-7.

As a token of our thanks, the Student Life Sustainability Action Team and Housing and Residential Education staff will provide lunch for all of the volunteers on Friday, June 7 after everything is loaded up.

DU'S FIRST FARMER'S MARKET – MAY 23, 11 A.M. - 2 P.M.

first farmer's market(May 14, 2013) Driven by the DU Environmental Team with help from the Center for Sustainability and Sodexo, DU's first farmer's market will take place on the Driscoll Green next week! Come by and support sustainable, local food sold by Grower's Organic, Colorado Aquaponics and Sodexo.

This inaugural event is made possible by the DU Environmental Team, the Center for Sustainability and Sodexo.

 

 

COME LEARN ABOUT XERISCAPING WITH PROJECTXERI – MAY 18, 12-3 PM, 1985 S. HIGH STREET

prjoectXERI(May 14, 2013) Come have some fun and support water conservation! projectXERI was started by five DU students from the Pioneer Leadership Program to help xeriscape DU-owned homes. Stop by between noon and 3 p.m. to enjoy snacks, drinks, music and kids' activities at their first planting day! Speak with professionals from Denver Water, learn helpful tips from landscape architects and learn more about xeriscaping, a style of landscape design that uses native, drought-resistant plants to conserve water.

Get your hands dirty by volunteering: shifts are 9 a.m. – noon and noon – 3 p.m. For more information visit the projectXERI Facebook page or email projectxeri@gmail.com.

CSA FRUIT SHARES STILL AVAILABLE - PAYMENT DUE BY JUNE 1

(May 7, 2013) If you are interested in receiving fresh, tree-ripened, local, organic fruit, don't forget to sign up for a fruit share through Ela Family Farms. Information can be found at the well@du website.