How Tuesdays are weekly discussions hosted by the Center for Sustainability and other organizations that inform us about specific choices we can make to live a healthier, richer and more sustainable lifestyle. Bring your lunch and bring a friend because everyone in the University community is welcome to attend.
- February 25 – How to keep up on the legislation that affects your environment. Presented by Pat Massaro from Conservation Colorado. 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. (Located in Anderson Academic Commons, Room 212 from 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.)
- March 11 – How to save money, eat healthier, and reduce household food waste. Presented by the Colorado EPA and the Center for Sustainability (Food Too Good To Waste Pilot). Did you know the average US household throws away over $1,000 worth of food each year? Or that 40% of all food produced in the US goes to waste? Come learn how you can get involved in a pilot study designed to give you the tools (and some schwag) to measurably reduce your household food waste. Get tips on meal planning, shopping, and timing of when to use your produce. (Located in Anderson Academic Commons, Room 184 from 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.)
- March 18 – How to eat local, fresh, nutritious food straight from the farm, delivered to DU. Presented by Ela Family Farm, Leffler Family Farm, and Community Supported Agriculture. 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. Come learn how a CSA works, and meet the farmers growing this food. (Located in Anderson Academic Commons, Room 212 from 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.)
- April 1 – How to reduce your environmental impact through carbon offsets. Presented by Reed Pritchard from CO2 Forestry. Many of our 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. (Located in Anderson Academic Commons, Room 184 from 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.)
- April 15 – How to get around using those tiny little cars. Presented by Car2Go CarShare. 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. Come learn how this model works, how to use their cars, and how this will save you time, money, and hassle. This may even convince you to explore a car free existence. (Located in Anderson Academic Commons, Room 184 from 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.)
- April 22 – How to use ZipCar for personal or departmental trips from campus. Presented by Kaleb Miller from ZipCar CarShare. 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 over 100 campuses and in over 50 cities across North America and Europe. Come learn how to use this service as another transportation opportunity from campus. (Located in Anderson Academic Commons, Room 184 from 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.)
- April 29 – How to buy better products, sustainable purchasing through Staples. Presented by representatives from Staples. Staples provides many purchasing options that are sustainably produced, through the use of recycled materials, cleaner production methods, or the elimination of chemicals. Come to learn about many ways your office purchases can be more sustainable. (Located in Anderson Academic Commons, Room 184 from 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.)
- May 13 – How to find a safe bicycling route to DU and how to fix a flat. Presented by DU bike commuters and the Piogears Underground bike shop. Did you know that studies show that people who commute by bike are healthier, less stressed, and more productive? The weather's getting nicer, it's a great time to give bicycle commuting a try. Come to this session for advice on the safest routes to campus, and learn how to fix a flat so you are ready to keep on rolling. All participants will receive a flat patch kit. (Located in Anderson Academic Commons, Room 184 from 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.)
Interested in seeing additional topics, speakers, or companies added to the How Tuesdays calendar? Email us your suggestions.