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January 2014

Sustainability News

Faces of Sustainability: Lucy Daberkow

(Jan. 21, 2014) Lucy Daberkow, associate administrative director for the Sturm College of Law, volunteers as the sustainability coordinator for Peabody Elementary in the Littleton Public School District. Since creating the position in 2012, Lucy has implemented several initiatives to make the school more environmentally conscious.


Food Too Good to Waste project

(Jan. 7, 2014) Did you know that over 40 percent of the food produced in the U.S. gets thrown out? Do you find yourself wasting food at home? Would you like some tips for food purchasing, prioritization of when to use food after purchasing, and meal planning? DU is partnering with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on a pilot project aimed at reducing household food waste. We are forming several focus groups that will identify specific best practices to guide EPA efforts in reducing food waste; if you would like to join the planning group for this project, please contact Chad King, Sustainability Coordinator at

Become a master bike mechanic

(Jan. 7, 2014) Learn how to do all your own bike maintenance: sign up for the six week Master Mechanics Course offered out of the PioGears bike shop in the Nagel Basement. This is a complete hands-on educational series, geared to teach you the ins and outs of bicycle repair. Classes are tentatively scheduled for Wednesdays at 4:30 p.m. This class will be capped at six students; contact Chad King, Sustainability Coordinator at if you are interested.

Sustainability listening sessions

(Jan. 7, 2014) Whether you practice sustainability measures daily or don't know much about sustainability, we want to hear from you! Please join us for a 50-minute, informal listening session at which you can tell us your opinions, preferences, recommendations, etc. regarding sustainability at DU. Meals/snacks will be provided. View dates and sign up online.