Program for the 2020 PDI

Monday, January 13th

9:00 AM

Session Title:
Moby GeoX - What is this and what are they doing to our IM field!
Presenters:
Carol Dollard
Category:
Green Initiatives and Issues
Date:
Monday, January 13th 2020
Start Time:
9:00 AM
Session Length:
50 minutes
Room:
LSC 304-06
Description:
In 2020, construction will begin on one of the largest geoexchange systems (GeoX) in the Western US. This system will be constructed in the IM field and serve the Moby complex. Once completed the field will be restored, but while construction is underway, things will be messy. Come to this session to find out about this new technology on campus and how it is helping us move toward our greenhouse gas reduction goals.
Goals and Target Audience:
The entire campus community will be impacted by this project. Goals: educate the campus community about the impacts of this project. These impacts include: - Short term - construction mess in the IM fields and in the Moby complex. - Longer term - reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and utility costs and a restoration of the impacted IM fields

1:00 PM

Session Title:
Campus on a Carbon Diet - Annual Update of CSU Sustainability Efforts
Presenters:
Stacey Baumgarn,Carol Dollard
Category:
Green Initiatives and Issues
Date:
Monday, January 13th 2020
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
50 minutes
Room:
LSC 304-06
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.

Tuesday, January 14th

9:00 AM

Session Title:
Sustainability 101 at CSU - what we do and how you can help
Presenters:
Stacey Baumgarn
Category:
Green Initiatives and Issues
Date:
Tuesday, January 14th 2020
Start Time:
9:00 AM
Session Length:
50 minutes
Room:
LSC 308-10
Description:
CSU has received and achieved a lot of recognition in the category of sustainability. Remember, here at CSU, sustainability is about a holistic approach that recognizes the intersectionality of economics, social justice, and environmental justice. Sustainability 101 at CSU will have three parts. First, the session is designed to answer some FAQ's: What do we do? How do we do it? Who is involved? Second, offer your suggestions and ask your questions: What should we do? Why do we or don't we...? And third, we'll talk about how anyone and everyone can be a part of this success.
Goals and Target Audience:
Learn more about sustainability efforts at CSU - what we do and how you are a part of the effort! No question is too small or too large - let's talk! The session is open to any interested faculty, staff or student. Thanks for joining the conversation.

1:00 PM

Session Title:
Pollinators on Campus and in Our Communities
Presenters:
Fred Haberecht,Holly Miller,Ronda Koski,Freddie Haberecht,Mike Amato
Category:
Green Initiatives and Issues
Date:
Tuesday, January 14th 2020
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
50 minutes
Room:
LSC 328-30
Description:
Our session is a basic introduction to welcoming pollinators onto our campus and into our communities. We explore ways to promote pollinator populations, from including plants in your garden that attract diverse kinds of pollinators to safe engagement practices and resources. After a basic introduction to pollinators, we 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 CSU Apiculture Club. Members will discuss the importance and impact of honeybees through our hives on campus. What does 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 diverse kinds of pollinators. Target Audience: People interested in learning about promoting diverse pollinator populations at CSU and in our community.