Live Green

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Renewable Resources

Living "green" is about making smart decisions for the environment and you. Many of the materials we use are not recyclable, nor are they made from renewable resources - something that can be replenished at a rate comparable to its rate of consumption.

Some natural resources that qualify as renewable include the air, water, biomass or sustainably-harvested timber. Wood and fiber products to consider for new construction projects or clothing include sustainably harvested hemp, bamboo, cotton, or cork. Renewable energy can be harnessed from wind, water, the sun or even geothermal heat. Those options are plausible, especially when solar chargers for your cell phone and mp3 player are available for purchase.

Green Warrior

The Green Warrior Campaign aims to engage students in creating a climate of sustainability at CSU. Check out the video here to see what students are currently doing to make a positive impact on the planet.

The campaign is a collaborative effort between CSU organizations the Live Green Team, the Live Green Community, the Coalition for Campus Sustainability, and the Student Sustainability Center in the School of Global Environmental Sustainability (SoGES).

During the Green Warrior campaign, students will have the opportunity to register online and pledge to participate in environmentally friendly tasks. The website provides an area to track sustainability efforts such as conserving water, saving electricity and recycling on campus.

Visit the official Green Warrior page to learn more and take action!

Greening Your Office Area

Oftentimes, small changes can be made in your immediate workplace environment that can add up to significant green improvements. Please see the corresponding presentation Adobe Reader Document (PDF) for some useful information and tips.

Live Green Team

For additional ways to contribute, consider the Live Green Team. This is a volunteer committee, comprised of staff and students, and sponsored by Housing & Dining Services.

Aspen Grille

If you are tired of cafeteria and fast food on campus, then come check out the award winning Aspen Grille in the Lory Student Center. Not only does the restaurant offer the campus community a fine dining experience, it also supports the sustainable agriculture movement by buying locally produced meats, cheeses, beers, and produce. Unique local items include the Ramburger, which is made from Hi Ho Sheep Farm lamb, and the Rubenesque made of corned Colorado bison. The Aspen Grille is open to the public from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday through Friday during the academic year. Reservations are recommended and may be made by calling 970-491-7006.