Opportunities to Get Involved

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No matter what role you play at DU — from undergraduate students to tenured professors, graduate assistants to senior administrators — there are ways for you to engage with sustainability at DU. Your ability and desire to create change on campus is how we will all succeed, together.

Earth Week 2024 is coming! 

Departments all over the DU Campus have come together to put together a fantastic suite of opportunities during the month of April in celebration of Earth Day. Click the links below to see the full calendar of events, get more details, and register to participate. 

Earth Week 2024 | Schedule of Events

Earth Week 2024 | Volunteer Opportunities

Sustainability Council

DU Sustainability Council


The Sustainability Council is open to everyone in the DU community and is where the larger goals and strategy for sustainability at DU are discussed. The full council meets one time per quarter, with smaller committees meeting monthly — this is “where the work gets done.” The Council is your opportunity to have your voice heard as we move toward a more just and sustainable campus. Leave a lasting mark on campus by helping to craft policies that will drive decision-making at DU, put together action plans that will form the map we follow toward our goals or write goals for the short or long term.

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Center for Regenerative Future

Sustainability Initiatives at DU

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Earth Week of DU-ing

The Earth Week of DU-ing seeks to immerse the DU community in the school’s vision of a private University for the public good. Organizing with more than a dozen community partners focused on justice and sustainability in Denver, this event sends students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends out into the wider Denver community to make a tangible and meaningful difference in our city’s vibrant neighborhoods.

Inspired by excellent partnerships with organizations in the wider Denver community, this event focuses on building connections between the DU community and the natural world. Through a planning partnership between the Center for a Regenerative Future, the Center for Community Engagement to promote Scholarship and Learning (CCESL), Advancement, Alumni Engagement, Parent and Family Engagement and the Community + Values Initiative, we work to create a truly One DU event.

Spend your Earth Week connecting with nature, learning new ways to live sustainably, getting to know your fellow DU community members, and working with one of our amazing on-campus or community partners. 

Interested in hosting a volunteer project for Earth Day of DU-ing? Interested in bringing your whole staff to volunteer together? Email Julia at Julia.Senecal@du.edu. 


Bridge Community Garden

Located at the corner of Race Street and Iliff Ave, the Bridge Community Garden offers a growing green oasis at the south side of campus. DU community members are able to rent a garden plot for a growing season, which makes it possible for people without space at their own homes to garden and produce their own food. Additionally, the Bridge Garden hosts several public workdays to help maintain the garden beds, shared spaces and compost piles during the fall and spring quarters, which serve as a great opportunity to meet others at DU, get your hands dirty and learn more about what the garden is doing.

Interested in renting a garden plot or volunteering at a future garden workday? Email Julie at julie.morris@du.edu.

Interested in staying up to date with the awesome plants all over campus? Follow the Bridge Garden on Facebook and Instagram.

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Sustainability Fairs

Every quarter, the Center for a Regenerative Future hosts a huge sustainability fair intended to offer an array of opportunities to learn, engage, have fun, eat and take home some great sustainability swag. Fall quarter’s event features a Shop and Swap clothing thrift store and the winter quarter features the annual Local Market, which highlights locally and sustainably produced foods by small companies all over Colorado. Spring quarter focuses on the Earth Day of DU-ing and collecting donations during Move-Out. Beyond these larger events, the Center for a Regenerative Future also hosts a variety of smaller events from Mobility Munchies, garden workdays and many more. Follow the Center for a Regenerative Future on Facebook to get the scoop on all the ways to be involved!

Full Event Calendar