September 2020

This month we are kicking off our first campus litter cleanup of the semester, beginning our Sustainability workshops, Virtual Book Club, and so much more!

Join the ASCP and fellow volunteers to help remove litter from high traffic areas of campus and a nearby stretch of the Cherry Creek trail! Gloves, grabbers, supplies AND FOOD provided. Masks are absolutely mandatory and strict social distancing will be observed. Volunteers will convene at the picnic tables next to the Auraria garden (11th and Curtis, south of the Science building) at 5 PM for short instruction and disperse from there.

Fall Sustainability Workshop Series Begins 


Starting September 17th and running until the beginning of November, we are providing students with virtual Sustainability workshops on different topics including waste, water, food waste, and many more!


*CU Denver students have an opportunity to earn a Sustainability certificate 


Sign up here!

Auraria Campus Bird Window Strike Citizen Science Initiative

Did you know approximately 500 million to 1 billion birds are killed each year in North America by crashing into windows. (  It is one of the leading causes of death for

 migratory birds. 

CCD's Dawn Cummings is organizing a citizen science program on the Auraria Campus.  If you find a bird or see a bird hit a window on campus use the app to document the data. We need everyone on campus to help. 

Learn more!

If you have questions or want more information please contact:

Environmental Justice Book Club

The Academic Sub-Committee of the  ASCP lead by MSU Denver's Christina Foust is building programming around environmental justice this year. We will take advantage of our time off-campus for a virtual book club, focused on historian Carl Zimring's Clean & White: A History of Environmental Racism in the United States. Zimring's book argues, in vivid and disturbing detail, that US democracy grew up with environmental racism. From the racist imagery of "dirty" cities (contrasting to Thomas Jefferson's agrarian ideal), to zoning and labor practices that shifted environmental risks away from white people and onto people of color, Zimring's book provides an essential history with which we must grapple as we do sustainability and environmental justice work today.


We will strive to create a dialogic space of deep listening, as participants are likely affected in different ways and with different intensities, by environmental racism. We will also prioritize in each session (and for much of our final session) conversations about what each of us might do next, individually and collectively, to be responsive to environmental racism.


Sessions are scheduled for Sundays from 4-5:15pm on following dates/times. We will email a Zoom link and password within 5 days of session 1. 


Please complete your registration here!


September 13 (Introduction and Chapters 1-2)

September 27 (Chapters 3-4)

October 11 (Chapters 5-6)

October 25 (Chapters 7-8)

November 8 (Conclusion and Closing Conversation,

where will we take this learning next?)


Contact Christina Foust (Associate Professor of Communication Studies at MSU-Denver), at with any questions!

The Sustainable Swag Guide web page has been completed! Head over to our website to learn about ethical purchasing, production processes, the swag items that are the most popular among students, and so much more!

Since many of us are working and learning from home, lets try to make our workspace as sustainable as possible! Check out this calculator to determine how sustainable your habits are!