Program for the 2016 PDI

Monday, January 11th

1:00 PM

Session Title:
Campus on a Carbon Diet - Annual Update of CSU Carbonm Emissions & Progress Toward Neutrality
Presenters:
Carol Dollard,Stacey Baumgarn
Category:
Green Initiatives and Issues
Date:
Monday, January 11th 2016
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
306 LSC
Description:
Colorado State has made an ambitious goal to eliminate the net greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of the university by 2050. This session will provide an update on the strategies in place to achieve that goal and the progress made to date. We will focus on the areas and devices the university has control over and, discuss the largest opportunities for reducing our carbon footprint. Remember, the university's footprint is actually made up of our individual contributions so we will explore specific measures that each of us can embrace to reduce our individual impact. Please join us!
Goals and Target Audience:
Faculty, staff, and students should all be interested in how their work here at the university impacts the environment. The goal is to keep the university community informed on progress toward reducing GHG emissions, and how each of us can help.

3:30 PM

Session Title:
You Can Save Energy at Home - Take the WorkWise Challenge!
Presenters:
Stacey Baumgarn,Heidi Wagner
Category:
Green Initiatives and Issues
Date:
Monday, January 11th 2016
Start Time:
3:30 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
312 LSC
Description:
We invite you to take the WorkWise Challenge! The community of Fort Collins is currently involved in a two year competition to reduce energy use in homes and raise awareness around energy efficiency. With your help, we could win 5 million dollars for the community! If you’re interested in helping Fort Collins win, sign up for this fun, interactive presentation that challenges you to take simple actions at home - then log onto the http://lose-a-watt.com/workwise-challenge website to tell us what you’ve done. Participating employees will be given a free home conservation kit and/or LED lightbulb and have a chance to receive prizes!
Goals and Target Audience:
Any CSU employee interested in learning about simple ways to reduce energy use at home. Please join us!

Tuesday, January 12th

1:00 PM

Session Title:
Commuting to CSU - Travel Training for Bicyclists, Carpoolers and Transit Riders
Presenters:
Aaron Fodge
Category:
Green Initiatives and Issues
Date:
Tuesday, January 12th 2016
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
312 LSC
Description:
This session provides best practices for commuting to CSU without the use of a personal vehicle. The session will include a presentation about transit, bicycling, and carpooling along with a targeted break-out to identify routes to the University. Parking and Transportation Service will also introduce new employee programs including Emergency Ride Home, Commuter Parking 10-Packs, and Zipcar. Attendees will receive maps of the local transit and bike system.
Goals and Target Audience:
Employees considering a change in how they commute to campus seeking to: 1. Reduce their personal cost of transportation (fuel, insurance, maintenance, depreciation of their vehicle) 2. Avoid searching for available parking on campus 3. Improve their physical and mental health by commuting by bicycle, transit or carpool. 4. Enjoy the social nature of commuting by transit, bicycle, or carpool.

Wednesday, January 13th

9:45 AM

Session Title:
Starting a Sustainability Team in your department or office
Presenters:
Neyda Gilman,Stacey Baumgarn
Category:
Green Initiatives and Issues
Date:
Wednesday, January 13th 2016
Start Time:
9:45 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
304 LSC
Description:
CSU is known for being a “green” school with a long history of sustainability related accomplishments in research, teaching and outreach. More recently, CSU has received many accolades for its sustainability. However, even though the school as a whole is doing great things, sometimes our smaller sections, offices/departments/units, are not quite as active as we would like. Morgan Library has recently started it’s own Sustainability Committee in order to improve the library’s sustainability, to provide resources for library staff, and to become more involved in campus wide sustainability. This session will cover how we got started, what we are doing, and suggestions on how you could get started in your own department.
Goals and Target Audience:
Anyone who is interested in starting a sustainability team/group in their area, or anyone interested in what the library is doing with its new sustainability committee.