CSU Goes Green with One CSU Day
Once again, Columbus State highlights sustainability and its benefits when it celebrates One CSU Day.
This year's theme is, C.S.U., Creating a Sustainable you. There will also be a Sustainability Fair, one of the area's largest collections of environmentally related groups anywhere. Gathered around the Clock Tower April 11 from 11 a.m.- 2 p.m., representatives from across the valley will display their wares, recruit volunteers, educate the public, and demonstrate what they offer as green going citizens and organizations.
"CSU is increasingly emphasizing sound environmental issues and being a model of those practices in our community and our region," said Bill Frazier, One CSU chairman and CSU's Earth and Space Sciences department chair. "It's an opportunity to bring together groups involved in our community, organizations and businesses that are trying to develop green initiatives in town.
"Places like Columbus Water Works, who employs a better handling of waste water. It's good that our students see this on campus as they walk by. They will carry away with them that the environment matters. That it's not just a bunch of weird hippies, but that it is also businesses and organizations who want to help our environment, and to embrace that."
Previous years have included participation from Trees Columbus, Coalition for Sound Growth, Riverwarden, CSU MPA program, CSU Environmental Science Program, Oxbow Meadows, Jay Toyota, Zip Cars, Big Dog Running, Outdoor World, Ride-on Bikes, CSU Cycling Club, Clean Air Campaign, River Valley Regional Commission, CSU Geology Club, CSU Honors Program/Organic Gardening Class, Columbus Water Works and more! So, if you are interested in the fair, just come out, or sign up as a volunteer or to have a table at the event by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
From a scheduled 5K Race, to a Sustainability Fair, CSU spreads its message about how a little bit of investment or thought can save money and perhaps make a substantive impact on our planet. Also, you can find out more about events at CSU at http://ColumbusState.edu/sustainable.
To register for the April 13 race go to www.active .com or the CSU student Rec. Center. To volunteer at the race, email email@example.com. The race is a part of an ongoing couch to 5 K program, showing that one bite size step at a time, most anyone can work up to run like this and that by taking care a little at a time, you prevent a ton of health problems later. Objects in motion tend to stay in motion, so come out and get moving with Cody this April!