The Winter Book Club has begun! Headed up by MSU professor, Christina Foust, the Academic Subcommittee of the ASCP will be continuing their focus on environmental justice be reading and discussing “Braiding Sweetgrass: indigenous wisdom, scientific knowledge,& the teaching of plants.”
It's not too late to catch up and join the conversation!
“Did you know that Auraria Campus also touts a handful of LEED Gold certified buildings? Join Auraria Sustainable Campus Program staff, AMD Architects, and OZ Architecture to learn more about these sustainability features and the LEED projects on this downtown Denver campus that houses CU Denver, Metropolitan State University of Denver, and Community College of Denver!"
Join USGBC Mountain Region at their online event which highlights sustainable features of our very own Auraria Campus.
Auraria Campus students attend for free! Please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org for a special registration code.
Send us a photo, video or text that shares how you conserve energy within your home and be entered to win a prize!
Some examples of submissions include:
(1)Adjusting thermostat settings, (2)replacing incandescent bulbs with LEDs, (3)turning the lights out when not in use, (4)combining appliances on a power-strip and shutting off at night (especially consoles that have vampire loads), etc!
Need more inspiration? Check out footage from one of our past #WalkTheWalkASCP competitions below!
EVERYONE is invited to participate and eligible to win prizes including members of the surrounding community that are not affiliated with the Auraria Campus.
The prizes this time include LED WiFi connected Smart Lightbulbs and Anker PowerCore Solar Powered Portable Electronics Charger!
How to enter: Participation is easy! Just comment on one our January and February #WalkTheWalkASCP posts about how you save energy in your life!
For bonus entries submit videos, photos, and tips about
Energy Efficiency to us in a direct message
via Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook.
Not on socials? Email your submission to email@example.com
The 40,000 square foot Alliance Center in Denver is installing a bidirectional electric vehicle charger and advanced software technology in the parking lot that serves the building; the system will use energy stored in a Nissan Leaf battery to charge the building during peak demand times. The system will lead to energy cost savings and a reduction in the building’s carbon footprint, The Alliance Center says.
Did you know that LED lightbulbs last for ten years?!
Below you will find several resources on how to affordably green your home, office, and beyond!
Colorado Energy Office: Learn about the Colorado RENU loan, which makes home energy upgrades easy and affordable by offering low-cost, long-term financing for energy efficiency and renewable energy improvements. Learn More
Energy Outreach Colorado: Energy Outreach Colorado was established in 1989 and believes that “everyone deserves affordable access to the vital resources that power their homes. When everyone can afford and maintain their home, then they can focus on living, rather than merely surviving.” Learn More
LEAP or Colorado Low Income Energy Assistance Program: The Colorado Low-income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP) is a federally funded program that helps eligible hard-working Colorado families, seniors and individuals pay a portion of their winter home heating costs.
Xcel Energy's Residential Energy Efficiency Rebates or program offerings: Xcel offers a number of programs and equipment rebates to help you discover energy efficiency opportunities and offset the cost of implementation. Their Energy Squad program offers a low cost audit and provides some free immediate replacements (faucet aerators, LED light bulbs, possibly programmable thermostat). Learn More
Jobs and Internships On and Off Campus
JOB- AHEC- Electrical Trades 2
Full time - Auraria Campus - Denver, CO
This position is located in the Electrical Shop in the Facilities Services Department at the Auraria Higher Education Center (AHEC). The purpose of the Electrical Shop is to provide first-line electrical support for the Auraria Campus and its functions.
JOB- Colorado Energy Office- Weatherization Assistance Program- Program Associate
Full time - Office of the Governor - Denver, CO
The Colorado Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP), as part of CEO, provides energy efficiency and renewable energy retrofits to income-qualified Colorado residents. These retrofits include LED light bulbs, high efficiency furnaces and refrigerators, building shell insulation, and rooftop solar arrays, among others. WAP operates in all 64 Colorado counties and serves Colorado’s diverse population of residents through its local service providers. The WAP Associate is a key part of the CEO WAP team and works with service providers, funders, and other stakeholders to help deliver WAP services.
INTERNSHIP- The Wilderness Society’s 30x30 Campaign
You can play a meaningful role in showing Colorado’s elected officials how important their leadership is in The Wilderness Society’s 30x30 Campaign. Right now, we are hiring interns and recruiting volunteers to work on our campaign starting now, through early April. There are many opportunities to get involved remotely - from collecting petitions, to driving social media campaigns, to organizing events. With your support, we can set the stage to accelerate the pace and scale of land conservation to 30% by the end of the decade.
Slow Living is meant to bring the community together by inviting individuals from diverse disciplines to share their knowledge, facilitate conversation and encourage sustainability through their respective professions.
WIS Lunch and Lean- Building Regenerative Urban Hubs
12:30 pm (virtual)
Regenerative Urban Hub: Understanding the transformative power of food waste as “Natural Capital”, providing localized diversion and access to the embedded assets (nutrients, water, renewable energy) which can directly be regenerated back into the community to support urban food system development.
Colorado's ongoing energy transition isn't just about technology; it's also about people. Each year, tens of thousands of residents struggle to pay their electric bills or lack access to reliable energy. The cost of electricity remains a primary market driver and can greatly impact behaviors and attitudes toward energy.
OLMECA- Music, Race, and Social Justice
Visiting Artist Series
6 pm (virtual)
The MSU Denver Department of Music, with support from the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, is excited to announce our 2020/2021 Virtual Visiting Artist Series on Music, Race, & Social Justice. This year-long series highlights the work of BIPOC musicians, performers, and scholars.
MSU Denver STEM & Envrionmental Science Career Fair
1 pm - 5 pm (virtual)
The STEM & Environmental Science Virtual Career Fair is a premier opportunity to connect our top students with employers hiring for professional jobs and internships in Science, Technology, Engineering, Math and Environmental related fields.