Volunteers needed! Move out donation drive – June 3-7
(May 21, 2013) Each year, students in the residence halls leave tons (literally tons) of items when they move out of the residence halls at the end of the year. We need your help to load those items onto trucks to donate to a variety of nonprofit organizations. Last year we worked with five nonprofit organizations and donated over 25,000 pounds of items.
One of the keys to our success is our volunteers; last year about 24 staff and faculty members from Student Life and other departments across the University volunteered to load up the donation trucks. Our volunteers unanimously agreed that it was a great experience. This year, we need your help to load those items onto the trucks during finals week, June 3-7.
As a token of our thanks, the Student Life Sustainability Action Team and Housing and Residential Education staff will provide lunch for all of the volunteers on Friday, June 7 after everything is loaded up.
DU's first farmer's market – May 23, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
(May 14, 2013) Driven by the DU Environmental Team with help from the Center for Sustainability and Sodexo, DU's first farmer's market will take place on the Driscoll Green next week! Come by and support sustainable, local food sold by Grower's Organic, Colorado Aquaponics and Sodexo.
This inaugural event is made possible by the DU Environmental Team, the Center for Sustainability and Sodexo.
CSA fruit shares still available - Payment due by June 1
(May 7, 2013) If you are interested in receiving fresh, tree-ripened, local, organic fruit, don't forget to sign up for a fruit share through Ela Family Farms. Information can be found at the well@du website.
The University of Denver Bike to Work Challenge
Join the challenge, bike to work, log your miles, win prizes.
(April 30, 2013) Get a great form of exercise, lower your driving costs, reduce your carbon footprint and get free gear while helping move DU up the Colorado leaderboard in the 2013 National Bike Challenge! The challenge runs from May 1 – September 30.
Each day you ride your name will be added to a monthly raffle. The more you ride the better your chances of winning (and the higher you move on the leaderboard for bragging rights)! Prizes include bicycle racks, tools, tune ups, lights, T-shirts, poster art and bikes.
The University of Denver challenge is open to all faculty, staff and students. All participants will receive a bike map, ankle strap (pant protector) and bike light!
On Wednesday, May 8, stop by the benefits fair for the ReFresh Breakfast: A healthy bike-in breakfast. Stop by to refuel after your ride to work, check out the monthly raffle prizes and chat with others in the challenge. Throughout the challenge DU is offering free basic tune ups and bike workshops on campus. Stay tuned to your DU Digest for details.
What's new in sustainability at DU?
(April 9, 2013) DU's Sustainability Council and the Center for Sustainability work to make our campus green. Here's what they've been up to lately. Read on