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February 2014

Sustainability News

Sustainability survey

(Feb. 25, 2014) Whether you practice sustainability measures daily or don't know much about sustainability, we want to hear from you! Tell us what you think about sustainability at DU by taking this 10-minute survey. The DU Center for Sustainability is revising the University's sustainability plan that outlines key goals and milestones to help our campus reach carbon neutrality by 2050. We hope to foster a culture of responsible behavior that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to satisfy their needs.

Piogears Underground

(Feb. 18, 2014) Piogears Underground, now open in the Nagel basement, offers free bike repairs and education to DU faculty, staff and students. Follow them on Facebook to learn more!

How Tuesday: How to keep up on the legislation that affects your environment, featuring guests from Conservation Colorado

Tuesday, Feb. 25, noon-1 p.m. – Anderson Academic Commons room 182
Conservation Colorado will share upcoming legislation that will impact our environment, review their scorecard of the legislature and provide tangible ways for you to make your voice heard.

The How Tuesdays series, presented by the Center for Sustainability, is a series of lunch discussions to learn about specific choices you can make to live a richer, healthier, more sustainable life. See the full schedule: if there is a topic you would like to learn more about, email

Freecycle Day

Wednesday, Feb. 12, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. – Driscoll Bridge
(Feb. 11, 2014) Freecycle Day returns! Bring anything you'd like to freecycle to the Driscoll Bridge this Wednesday: those books cluttering your shelf, that shirt you never wear, office supplies that are reproducing in your drawer...freecycle it all. Bring something, take something. Anything left over will be donated to Goodwill. If you would like information on office furniture you'd like to share, send the form found here to to have an item description shared at the event.

Sustainability Council meeting

Thursday, Feb. 13, 8:30-10 a.m. – Johnson McFarlane Hall, room 141
(Feb. 11, 2014) Please join us for the next Sustainability Council meeting. Meeting issues will include sustainability planning, AASHE STARS reporting, a fossil fuel divestment campaign for DU and other issues.