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September 2013

Sustainability News

Fall Festivus – Sept. 26, immediately following the Crimson Classic

(Sept. 24, 2013) The Fall Festivus is a night celebrating fall, health, fun and the DU community! Enjoy a farmers market with produce from Leffler Family Farms, feast at an outdoor BBQ on the Nelson patio or dine from a food truck, learn basic bike maintenance, take a tour of the on-campus gardens, watch an outdoor movie and more!

See the full line up of events.

Bike mechanics return to campus

(Sept. 17, 2013) The bike mechanics are back on campus providing free basic tune-ups. Follow the Center for Sustainability on Facebook to see when and where they'll appear!

An evening with activist and journalist Bill McKibben – Sept. 26, 7 p.m.

(Sept. 3, 2013) Lecture by Bill McKibben, environmental activist and best-selling author, followed by audience Q-and-A and book signing. Registration is $35 and includes a copy McKibben's latest book, Oil and Honey: The Education of an Unlikely Activist.



Join the challenge, bike to work, log your miles, win prizes.

(Updated Sept. 3, 2013) Get a great form of exercise, lower your driving costs, reduce your carbon footprint and get free gear while helping move DU up the Colorado leaderboard in the 2013 National Bike Challenge! The challenge runs from May 1 – September 30.

2013 Bike Challenge

It's simple: sign up online (make sure to select the University of Denver as your employer) and log your rides daily online or with the smartphone app.

Each day you ride your name will be added to a monthly raffle. The more you ride the better your chances of winning (and the higher you move on the leaderboard for bragging rights)! Prizes include bicycle racks, tools, tune ups, lights, T-shirts, poster art and bikes. Like the Center for Sustainability on Facebook for an extra entry in the raffle.

For the month of August, DU finished in third place for Colorado workplaces, and we have ridden over 23,000 miles and offset over 15,000 pounds of carbon dioxide.

Nationally, the Bike to Work Challenge has logged over 15 million miles and is almost on track to log 20 million miles by the end of the challenge period on Sept. 30.

Visit the Center for Sustainability on Facebook to see the August prize winners, and keep logging those miles to be entered into the drawing for September prizes.

The DU Bike to Work Challenge is sponsored by well@du and the Center for Sustainability.

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