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March 2014

Sustainability News

How Tuesday: How to reduce your environmental impact through carbon offsets

Tuesday, April 1, noon – Anderson Academic Commons, room 182
Many of DU's carbon emissions are unavoidable. Travel for athletics, study abroad, conferences, commuting – all are necessary components of a rich educational experience, and all produce emissions. Reed Pritchard will share how CO2 Forestry carbon offsets provide a way to absorb carbon emissions elsewhere to negate those you've emitted. Learn how your next trip can be carbon neutral.

Sustainability Council Meeting

Thursday, March 13, 8:30-10 a.m. – Johnson McFarlane Hall, room 141
Join us as we discuss the upcoming Earth Month festivities, Divest DU, the ongoing sustainability planning process, the Chancellor's Transportation Safety Committee, the sustainability survey results and more!

How Tuesday: How to eat local, fresh, nutritious food straight from the farm, delivered to DU

Tuesday, March 18, noon – Anderson Academic Commons, room 182
Did you know that as the time between when your produce is picked and eaten increases, the nutritional content in that food decreases? By participating in community supported agriculture (CSA), where seasonal food is delivered directly to campus the day it is picked, you can have sustainably grown nutritious food that benefits the local economy. Learn how a CSA works, and meet the farmers growing this food.

Sustainability survey

(March 4, 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.

How Tuesday: How to save money, eat healthier and reduce household waste

Tuesday, March 11, noon-1 p.m. – Anderson Academic Commons room 182
Did you know the average U.S. household throws away over $1,000 worth of food each year? Or that 40 percent of all food produced in the U.S. goes to waste? Learn how you can get involved in a pilot study designed to give you the tools (and some swag) to measurably reduce your household food waste. Get tips on meal planning, shopping and timing of when to use your produce.

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 chad.king@du.edu.