Accomplishments

o A Dumpster Diving Open House, where students learned about excessive waste of reusable goods; and were encouraged to jump in a dumpster filled with (clean) trash, hats, games, books, knick knacks and more—then to take something home with them. That evening, Laura Pritchett, author of Going Green, lectured on the ethics, benefits and practice of dumpster diving. 

o Publishing the Green Bulletin, a weekly update email for the campus community about programs and events related to the environment or sustainability. 

o A monthly movie series has entertained and educated students from across campus. 

o As collaboration is essential in sustainable communities, the SSC has built relationships across campus and within the Fort Collins community to promote sustainability. Coordination with CSU’s student government and student groups like the SusDev organic garden, the composting club and the Coalition for Campus Sustainability has facilitated increased student participation and collaboration across groups. 

o A SSC sponsored Green Grant funded an expansion of the composting project to allow more students to get involved. 

o Earth Week events were co-organized with the Live Green Team, a group of student and housing staff volunteers who work together to take environmental action, and with the Warner College. 

o Helped inspire and organize campus Green Tours to educate the campus community about environmentally friendly buildings and programs on campus. 

o Provided a student voice in researching and writing the Climate Action Plan, CSU’s plan to reach carbon neutrality. 

o Collaborated with the City of Fort Collins Climate Wise program and the non-profit Be Local to pilot the Student Conservation Assessment Program to train students to complete environmental impact assessments with small, local businesses.