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The Sustainability Demonstration House Installed a Critter Cam!

Did you know The Sustainability Demonstration House sits next to a wildlife corridor  for native deer and dove species and is a National Wildlife Federation Certified Wildlife Habitat? 

We have a critter cam, funded by Green Action Fun d , to observe the wildlife in  our  backyard. 

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In the News.

These fictional short stories are part of  High Country News  Speculative Journalism Issue, where we imagine stories from a West under climate stress in 2068.

Source: High Country News 
Author: Betsy Marston
EU moves to tackle deforestation caused by chocolate and other products

The EU said this week it had set out a new plan to protect and restore the world's forests, which involves working with governments to promote better use of land and resources, managing supply chains, and carrying out research. A possible new regulation to "minimise the impact of EU consumption on deforestation and forest degradation" will also be assessed under the plan.

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Source: The Guardian 
What would happen if all the world's trees disappeared?

As the Amazon fires continue to burn, Rachel Nuwer asks: how dependent are we on the survival of forests?

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Source: BBC
Has another interstellar visitor been found?

An amateur astronomer has discovered a comet that could come from outside our Solar System.

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Source: BBC
Fall Events!
What If...Festival of Innovation & Imagination - 2019

The Festival is created, managed and powered by Imagination Celebration - a nonprofit organization serving the Pikes Peak Region for over 28 years. Our mission is to connect people of all ages to the brain-stimulating, life-enriching power of creativity. 

When: Saturday September 142019

Where: Downtown Colorado Springs
190 South Cascade Avenue
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
United States

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The climate crisis is an emergency. On Sept 20, people all around the world are walking out of their homes and workplaces to join youth-led Climate Strike actions demanding that leaders respond to this emergency. 

Where: City Hall
When: Friday September 20, at 10:00am.

Join at and to learn more about the Colorado Springs strike click here!
Southern Colorado Sustainability and Outdoor Living Expo

This event showcases homesteading, sustainability ideas, and much more! Non-Stop Educational Seminars All Weekend!

Where:  Colorado Springs Event Center
When:  October 5th & 6th
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM (Oct 05) (General)
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM (Oct 06) (General)

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September Farm and Art Market

A fabulous food and art festival in Colorado Springs. Hosted at the Margarita at Pine Creek on Saturdays, we will be featuring farmers, artists, food and drinks, children's events and more!

Where: Margarita at Pine Creek
When: Saturdays 9am-1pm
TEDx Colorado Springs

Tedx Colorado Springs is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At this event TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x is independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.

Where: Ent Center for The Arts
When: September 27, 2019

Click here to get your ticket, sign up to volunteer, or audition to speak!
Body Mind Spirit Celebration Fair

"Natural Health, Personal Growth, Spirituality, Metaphysics and Sustainability"
Body Mind Spirits Celebration Fair Colorado Springs brings together a juried collection professional readers, healers, and exhibitors for one fantastic weekend and make the entire event affordable for everyone.

Where:  Colorado Springs City Auditorium
When: October 11-13, 2019. 1pm-9pm.

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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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