There's so much going on this week and next that we wanted to send you a special edition newsletter this Earth Day to keep you in the loop. Scroll down to learn about three AWESOME upcoming events and how to participate in the final week of Auraria's Climate Action Forum.
This Earth Week, we've been highlighting sustainability here at the Auraria campus in the past, present and future. Today's Earth Week focus is on the future: how can Auraria take bold action on climate change by reducing the greenhouse gas emissions we are responsible for as a campus?
We need your help to answer this question! Please visit our Climate Action Forum before it closes on April 30th to provide your feedback and to make your voice heard. All Auraria participants are entered to win a $50 gift card.
Do you think it's important for our Auraria campus administrators to take action on climate change? Make sure they know by having a presence in the forum (instructions below). As of today, we've only seen 25 participants and we'd like to get to 100 to make sure the message is clear!
Don't Miss these 3 Awesome Events!
Come celebrate Earth Month with Women in Sustainability (WIS) and friends in a unique virtual event on April 29. Join WIS along with other community partners (including the ASCP) for a unique virtual party. This is not just your average Zoom, but instead a unique platform called ohyay! Participants will be able to hop between theme rooms to learn about our community partners, play interactive virtual games, watch video and SO much more all while being able to network with others! This is a completely free event for all participants. Each virtual “room” in the EarthYAY! Celebration will be hosted by one of the incredible community orgs listed on the flyer above.
Trust us, Auraria, you do NOT want to miss this one. Women in Sustainability throws DOWN for their parties, and this is fully free! The ASCP will be hosting a room there, so come say, “hi!" :)
The Auraria campus and Denver are one of the selection locations for this year's national Solar District Cup competition!
On Monday, April 26, at 2 p.m. ET, join DOE and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory for the Solar District Cup Collegiate Design Competition Class of 2021 Pitch Championship! During this event, the top three student teams will present their solar-plus-storage system designs to a public audience who will vote for their favorite team to become the Project Pitch Champion! Don’t miss this chance to see the best and brightest students shaping the future of solar and help determine the Project Pitch Champion. Register now for the Pitch Championship to help determine the winner!
The event features displaced Aurarians and community activists telling their stories followed by a discussion with community members, student leaders, and Auraria faculty and staff on how to use the campus’s history to plan for the future. The University of Colorado Denver, Metropolitan State University, the Community College of Denver, and AHEC will be putting on this event in celebration of Cinco de Mayo. The planners hope the panel will bring to life thecomplex histories of the campus while also seeking solutions to political tensions that remain between campus institutions and displaced Aurarians. The panel and discussions increase awareness about how institutionalized discrimination created the conditions to build Auraria Campus and the legacies of those decisions. While participants may be concerned about contemporary issues of gentrification and displacement, the event highlights how these issues are not new, but rather ongoing social processes in Denver.