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April 2014

Sustainability News

April is Earth Month!

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CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) vegetable and fruit shares – sign up now!

(April 29, 2014) Looking for fresh, local produce this summer? Want to support Colorado farmers who grow nutritious food using sustainable methods? Looking for an easy way to pick up produce at work? DU's Center for Sustainability, in partnership with well@du, has once again made DU a drop location for CSA shares from Leffler Family Farms and Ela Family Fruit Farms. Learn more about DU's CSA program or email sustainability@du.edu with questions.

Sustainability Shop

Tuesdays, 2-5 p.m.; Fridays, 10 a.m.-noon – Center for Sustainability, Johnson-McFarlane Hall room 142
Interested in getting involved in some of the many sustainability projects happening this quarter? Stop by the Center for Sustainability for Sustainability Shop, an open time to network and work with others.

Master Mechanics Class six-week series

Thursdays, April 10-May 15, 7-9 p.m. – Piogears Underground Bike Shop, Nagel Basement
The Master Mechanics course, taught by the Bike Depot, is a complete hands-on educational series geared to teach you the ins and outs of bicycle repair.

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How Tuesday: How to get around using those tiny little cars, presented by Car2Go Carshare

Tuesday, April 15, noon – Anderson Academic Commons room 184
Car2Go is the new carshare with the white and blue smart cars scattered across the city. They bring a new model to the carshare process. Learn how this model works, how to use their cars and how this will save you time, money and hassle. This session may even convince you to explore a car-free existence!

Net Impact speaker series: Chad King, sustainability coordinator

Wednesday, April 16, 9-10 a.m. – Daniels College of Business, Schneider Boardroom
This year has been a year of new sustainability programs, intense planning and great results; get the latest updates from Chad King, DU's sustainability coordinator.

Smoothies with Ecoconscious

April 22, 11 a.m.-noon, in front of Craig Hall
Join Ecoconscious, the Graduate School of Social Work sustainability group, to make smoothies during your lunch break. Bring your own cup!

How Tuesday: How to use ZipCar for personal or department trips from campus

Tuesday, April 22, noon – Anderson Academic Commons, room 184
ZipCar is a carshare with several cars located in very close proximity to campus. Membership allows easy access to these cars, as well as on more than 100 campuses and cities across North America and Europe. Learn how to use this service as another transportation opportunity from campus.

FreeCycle Day

Wednesday, April 23, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. – Driscoll Bridge
Give your gently used materials a new life! During FreeCycle day you can donate anything you want to repurpose (that is still in working condition) and take items others have donated. In the spirit of the original FreeCycle movement, we recommend you donate an item before you take an item.

Fifth Annual Earth Day Summit

Earth Day Summit logo Friday, April 25, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. – Ricketson Law Building
The annual Earth Day Summit encourages social, environmental and economic sustainability and provides tools and guidance for attendees to take action to live more conscious lives. Please save the date for this free event presented by the DU Environmental Team in partnership with the Center for Sustainability and the Sturm College of Law Natural Resources and Environmental Law Society (NRELS). Registration is now open!

 

 

Tree planting

Friday, April 25, 2 p.m. – Harper Humanities Garden
This year, the Chester M Alter Arboretum hosted a tree election to determine which tree to plant in honor of Arbor Day. Join us as we plant a Texas Red Oak on campus.

Permaculture Garden Uproot Day

Saturday, April 26, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. – Permaculture Garden (west of Cherrington Hall)
DU's Permaculture Garden is moving to make room for the new International Relations Complex. Spend a beautiful spring morning outdoors and help us transplant the garden to its new home at West High School. Bring your gardening tools, and don't forget water and sunscreen. Free food, giveaways, music and take-home plants make this a service project you don't want to miss (and when you're done, log your hours for the 1864 Service Challenge)! No RSVP necessary; early arrival encouraged.