Program for the 2018 PDI

Monday, January 8th

11:00 AM

Session Title:
Commuting to CSU - Personalized Training for Bicyclists, Carpoolers and Transit Riders
Presenters:
Aaron Fodge,Erika Benti,Aaron Buckley
Category:
Green Initiatives and Issues
Date:
Monday, January 8th 2018
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
LSC 324
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, Zagster, 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.
Session Title:
Composting:what do you need to know?
Presenters:
Sheela Backen,Maggie Gilman
Category:
Green Initiatives and Issues
Date:
Monday, January 8th 2018
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
LSC 374
Description:
Composting what can the Faculty and Staff do to help make campus composting successful
Goals and Target Audience:
Faculty and Staff

1:00 PM

Session Title:
Live Outside Fort Collins - Vanpool to CSU
Presenters:
Aaron Fodge,Erika Benti,Aaron Buckley
Category:
Green Initiatives and Issues
Date:
Monday, January 8th 2018
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
LSC 374
Description:
Tired of your long commute to CSU from outside Fort Collins? Is the cost of driving causing you to re-think how you travel to the CSU? This collaborative session will discuss vanpooling as a cost-saving, stress-saving commute to the University. Learn about hte emergency ride home program along with commuter 10-pack parking permits. If you live outside Fort Collins, please come to this session to learn about vanpools forming from your hometown to help you save money while someone else takes care of driving you home.
Goals and Target Audience:
Employees seeking to commute to CSU without their personal vehicle. Employees seeking to save money on their commute to CSU.
Session Title:
Truth Bee Told: Promoting Pollinators on Campus and in Our Communities
Presenters:
Holly Miller ,Ronda Koski,Arathi Seshadri,Freddie Haberecht,Lisa Mason
Category:
Green Initiatives and Issues
Date:
Monday, January 8th 2018
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
LSC 300
Description:
Our session is a basic introduction to pollinators. We will explore ways to promote pollinator populations, from including plants in your garden that attract pollinators and management of honeybee hives to safe engagement practices and resources. After a basic introduction to pollinators, we will focus primarily on the insect species with a specific emphasis on bees. What is a pollinator? What is a pollinator habitat? How do they fit into our concept of a sustainable university? What is CSU doing to encourage more pollinators on our campus? How can you create pollinator friendly habitats on the property where you live? We will share simple practices you can incorporate to help support native habitats and healthy ecosystems. Understand how native and non-native plants can be components of pollinator habitats. We will help participants to better understand patterns and behaviors of pollinator communities. We will provide information about who to contact concerning engagement with pollinators, and will give tips for how to safely interact with these fascinating creatures. This session will also feature the new CSU Apiary Club. Members will discuss the importance and impact of honeybees through our planned hives on campus. What will it mean for hives to be a part of the campus community, visible and accessible? What hands on educational experience does the club offer? Please join us in discovering the diverse world of pollinators.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goal: We will help participants to better understand patterns and behaviors of pollinator communities and will provide practical tips for supporting pollinators. Target Audience: People interested in learning about promoting pollinator populations.

Tuesday, January 9th

9:00 AM

Session Title:
Campus on a Carbon Diet - Annual Update of CSU Sustainability Efforts
Presenters:
Carol Dollard,Stacey Baumgarn
Category:
Green Initiatives and Issues
Date:
Tuesday, January 9th 2018
Start Time:
9:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
LSC 300
Description:
Colorado State has made ambitious carbon reduction goals. These include the 2017 signing of the Climate Reality Pledge - a commitment to 100% renewable electricity by 2030. In addition, CSU has committed to reducing the total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of the university to zero by the year 2050. This session will provide an update on the strategies in place to achieve those goals and the progress made to date. Remember, the university's footprint is actually made up of our individual contributions so we will also 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.