Stay up to date and get involved with the latest sustainability news and events at UCCS and in the Colorado Springs Community.

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June is Bike Month!
In the News.
Source: The Gazette.
Colorado Springs Utilities breaks ground on first of three upcoming solar arrays

"Construction crews broke ground this month on a solar array project for Colorado Springs Utilities, to be followed soon by two other arrays.
Utilities announced the  early stages of two projects in July. The municipal utility's Board of Directors approved the start of negotiations for a third, larger array in  September.
Once all three are finished, a fifth of Utilities' electricity will come from renewable sources, Utilities officials have said."

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A trail of toxicity: the US military bases making people sick

In Colorado Springs, businesses are suing the military for perfluorinated compounds, which some are calling 'Agent Orange 2.0'

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Source: The Guardian.
Source: Center for Food Safety

Cancellations are part of successful litigation and settlement by Center for Food Safety on behalf of beekeepers and environmentalists.

EPA required to address the impacts of the entire pesticide class on endangered species for the first time.

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Source: World Economic Forum.
5 ways you can personally fight the climate crisis

"There are many ways to take action. Whether you are a CEO, a student or a professional athlete, your voice matters. We all have a unique reach and can create a ripple effect across our spheres of influence..."

Looking for a Job?
Green Action Fund | Hiring Student Position for Projects Coordinator

Get to know the movers n' shakers of campus sustainability initiatives by granting them funding! 

The Project Coordinator for GAF is an important position that ensures that projects are properly researched and feasible. They are the first point of contact for prospective applicants assisting them to put together a solid application for funding. The PC schedules presentations by the applicants for the full GAF committee and collects all of the committee members' input on applications. 

They also communicate the successes of GAF projects to the broader UCCS community.

Summer Events!
Sustain- a- Fest 2019

When: Sat Jul 27 2019 at 12:00 pm to 07:00 pm
Where: Acacia Park 115 E Platte Ave 80903
Price: FREE!
Hosted by  The City of Colorado Springs- Office of Innovation & Sustainability

Come walk the park and experience booths, live music from Tejon Street Corner Thieves and more, local food trucks, and family-friendly activities such as crafts, face painting, mobile cave (CaveSim), bouncy house, and more! 

2019 ASERVIC Conference
Sat, Jul 6, 2019, 8:30 AM -
Sun, Jul 7, 2019, 6:30 PM MDT
Cheyenne Mountain Colorado Springs Resort
3225 Broadmoor Valley Road
Price:  $35 - $285

Diane Poole Heller , Ph.D., is an established expert in the field of Adult Attachment Theory and Models, trauma resolution, and integrative healing techniques. She weaves her 30 years of experience in the Diamond Logos spiritual practice with what she has learned in the field of body, mind, and spiritual sciences in a holistic approach to trauma healing. Visit Diane Poole Heller's website for more information about her accomplishments, expertise, and what to expect in her keynote address!

Summer Pop Up: Womxn of the Future
Sat, June 15, 2019
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM MDT
315 East Pikes Peak Avenue
Price: FREE!

Pop-Up Market dedicated to womxn owned businesses in Colorado Springs.

Manitou Spring's first annual Manitou Women's Music Fest!  An eight hour showcase of wonderful Colorado women artists!

Memorial Day Discount! Tickets are $25 through May 31st.
Regular priced tickets of $30 will be available until day of event.
Tickets on day of event will be $35.

Green Drinks!
When:  Thu 6/27/2019 5:30p - 7:30p
Where: Catamount Institute-
740 W Caramillo St
Colorado Springs, CO 80907

Price: FREE!

Every month people who work in the environmental and sustainability fields meet up at informal sessions known as Green Drinks. There are  a lively mixture of people from non-profit, college, government, and business. 

Come along, and you'll be made welcome. Just say, "are you green?" and we will look after you and introduce you to whoever is there. It's a great way of catching up with people you know and also for making new contacts. Everyone invites someone else along, so there's always a different crowd, making Green Drinks an organic, self-organizing network.

These events are simple and unstructured, but many people have found employment, made friends, developed new ideas, done deals and had moments of serendipity. It's a force for the good and we'd like to help it spread to other cities.
Join the UCCS Green Team Network!
KFL Team Green .
Have you heard of UCCS Green Teams?

Green Teams consist of faculty, staff, and students within departments who determine an overall goal to make their department more sustainable. Green Teams identify how their department or unit can increase efficiency, create a happy work environment, save money, and reduce their environmental impact by incorporating sustainable practices into their everyday processes. 
Green Team participation is solely volunteer based and any amount of time dedicated to becoming more sustainable is positive. Members will be added to the larger network of Green Teams to communicate their practices, success, and trials to create a campus-wide, collaborative effort towards sustainability. Members do not need any prior experience or knowledge to be on a Green Team. Your passion and will to be more sustainable is all you need.

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Go Green | Sustainability Internship Program

The Go Green: Sustainability Internship Program allows you to gain valuable work experience, learn new skills, and expand your knowledge of sustainability practices. While Go Green internships are voluntary, these unpaid internships can often be utilized for academic credit. Our interns have gone on to work in a wide array of jobs related to sustainability. 

Go Green: Interns have the opportunity to choose the projects they work on, and pursue something they are passionate about. Historically, students have completed a wide range of internships with the Office of Sustainability. These topics include event programming, projects management to development and implementation of Green Action Fund proposals. These internships can also offer you the opportunity to work with a wide range of community partners. 
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