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Sept.-Oct. 2014

Sustainability News

University of Denver receives Bronze award for Bicycle Friendly University

(Oct. 28, 2014) DU is listed among one of the most bicycle friendly universities in the nation by the League of American Bicyclists.


Sunflower Festival

Thursday, Oct. 23, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. – Driscoll Green

(Oct. 21, 2014) DU's Environmental Team is teaming up with many on- and off-campus environmental organizations for the biggest on-campus sustainability festival of the year! Some of the events include: yoga at 11 a.m. provided by the Wellness LLC, pumpkin carving provided by NextGen Climate Change, caramel apples and vegetable planting. There will also be great prizes.

Farmers Market

Thursday, Oct. 23, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. – Driscoll Green

(Oct. 21, 2014) Don't miss out on DU's last Farmers Market of the season! This months’ vendors will include two produce stands, Aiko pops, Hey PBJ!, Cakewalk Bakers, Beans and many more! So come by and grab lunch, this week’s groceries, and some delicious local pastries and cupcakes.

Piogears Underground open shop hours

Tuesday, Oct. 14, 4-6 p.m. – Nagel Hall basement

Piogears logo(Oct. 14, 2014) Every second and fourth Tuesday of each month, stop by Piogears Underground to fix your own bike! You’ll have access to the tools in the shop and knowledge of the employees. Both beginner and advanced mechanics are welcome.

Email with your questions.

E-waste recycling drive

Wednesday-Thursday, Oct. 15-16 – outside Sturm College of Law

(Oct. 14, 2014) Bring out your old electronics for recycling.

Black Faces White Spaces: Reimaging the Relationship of African Americans to the Great Outdoors

Friday, Oct. 17, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. – Garden Room, Chambers Center (Colorado Women’s College) 

(Oct. 14, 2014) Dr. Carolyn Finney, a cultural geographer and professor of Environmental Science, Policy and Management in the College of Natural Resources at the University of California, Berkeley, will be visiting the University of Denver for a lecture based on her new book Black Faces White Spaces: Reimaging the Relationship of African Americans to the Great OutdoorsMore


Men’s soccer vs. IPFW: Saturday, Oct. 18, 7 p.m. – Ciber Field

Women’s soccer vs. South Dakota: Sunday, Oct. 19, noon – Ciber Field

(Oct. 14, 2014) DU joins 150 NCAA college soccer teams playing matches for USA Water, Food, Health, Housing and Education this season. Come out to support DU soccer and learn more about sustainability efforts on campus and in the community! Tickets

Anderson Academic Commons achieves LEED Silver status

AAC front porch(Oct. 7, 2014) LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is a program that rates buildings for their “green” qualities. The renovated Anderson Academic Commons joins the Ricketson Law Building and Nagel Hall as the third LEED-certified building on campus.

Cycle-in Cinema: All.I.Can

Wednesday, Oct. 8, 7 p.m. – Carnegie Green

Join us Wednesday nights in October for a free outdoor movie series! Bike-in to enjoy a movie, popcorn and win prizes under the stars. This week’s film, All.I.Can, is a stunning exploratory essay that compares the challenges of big mountain skiing to the challenges of global climate change.


Take the University of Denver’s Transportation Survey

(Sept. 30, 2014) Knowing how members of the DU community travel to and from campus helps us develop transportation programs and policies to better meet your needs and tells us how we're doing in meeting the University’s sustainable transportation goals. As an added bonus, fill out the survey and you’ll be entered to win a Growhaus food box or a bicycle tuneup and commuter kit, courtesy of the Center for Sustainability. A total of 10 winners will be selected.  Fill out the survey anytime through Oct. 10.


(Sept. 30, 2014) Are you interested in becoming the sustainability expert for your office, unit, or department? Eco-Pioneers is your opportunity to join our new peer-to-peer education network to broaden your knowledge of campus sustainability, to get in on some great tours and, of course, to get a fancy T-shirt! For more information, email