We can't believe how quickly this spring semester has come to an end! Time really does fly by when you have fun. We had such a lovely Earth Month with you all, and look forward to ushering in a wonderful summer. We have a lot of exciting materials to share, and plenty more volunteer opportunities to get involved with. Keep scrolling to learn more about different projects and programs we have been involved with, view a recap of some spring semester highlights, events on campus, and more!
The ASCP would not be able to make such an impact without the help and involvement of all our campus friends and partners. We would like to highlight some of the amazing things that these individuals have accomplished in conjunction with the ASCP. Please check out some of these cool people and initiatives!
We are so grateful to have received the 2022 Milo Award for Departmental Partner of the year! Thank you so much to everyone who helps us maintain the Leadership in Sustainability Certificate and host our Workshop Series. We really appreciate all of our partners in the CU Denver Student Life and Campus Community group.
An overdue celebration is in order for Jackie Slocombe! For nearly four years, Jackie has been instrumental in the growth of the Auraria Sustainable Campus Program. Her brilliant devotion to sustainability and the relationships she nurtured in the workplace have left an everlasting impression on everyone involved with the program. Thank you, Jackie!
We were so fortunate to have two very talented interns this last semester, one of which whom was an MSU Denver Health Scholar. Nico Danks is working on an undergraduate degree in Psychology and Family Counseling, and works passionately to bridge the gap between environmental science and brain health. Click above to read a fascinating piece about wind farms!
This spring, our lovely, talented, and fearless Cassy Cadwallader (Sustainability Coordinator) teamed up with our wonderful partners at OWOW to develop a Sustainability Trail on campus. This initiative was used to highlight some of the 10 most impactful projects OWOW and the ASCP have developed toward sustainability. Click above to read the article and find out more!
This semester, the ASCP team and our amazing volunteers worked on converting some space on campus into a shade garden. This area was repurposed to include native vegetation and increase green spaces on campus for everyone to enjoy.
Our Director of Sustainability, Chris Herr, talks about the importance of the heat island and the efforts that different buildings and groups are taking across campus to reduce it. Read all about the Green Roofs we have across campus, and how they help the health of the surrounding ecosystem
We want to answer your inquires about making campus more sustainable, as well as leading a more eco friendly life. We encourage all of you to submit questions you may have about the environment and sustainable living. You can submit them by DMing us on any form of social media, or emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. At the end of each month we will reveal which question was selected by the staff and address it in the upcoming newsletter!
The ASCP will be hiring for new positions in a few weeks, so keep an eye on our social media and website for upcoming opening. In the meantime, here are some really cool opportunities in sustainability and environmental science. Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions.
Land Conservation: Summer of Service Corpsmember:
Join us for our 2022 Summer of Service (SOS) program! SOS is a team-based, 12 or 14 week-long program for individuals between the ages 18-24. SOS participants (called Corpsmembers) serve on environmental stewardship projects on public lands throughout the Denver metro area. Corpsmembers will be enrolled in AmeriCorps—a national community service program. This means, get paid $960 biweekly while doing what you love and earn a scholarship at the same time!
Never had a job outside? Not sure if you like this kind of work? That's okay! Our goal is to support you with the knowledge and team that you need to be successful. We will provide you with hands-on training related to all projects.
All we ask is that you bring your dedication to hard work, a positive attitude, and a commitment to a year you’ll never forget.
Complete a Summer term with our Colorado Climate Corps program. This is a team based, 10 to 14 week-long program. Perfect for recent high school or college grads, and folks looking for a summer program! Colorado Climate Corps Corpsmembers will serve Metro Denver residents by installing in-home energy and water saving measures (low-flow toilets, kitchen and bathroom aerators, programmable thermostats, and LED light bulbs). Corpsmembers will educate the community on the importance of climate action and energy and water conservation. Daily you’ll be serving on a team of 2-3 other Corpsmembers to complete daily household appointments using MHYC provided vehicles, toolkits, and materials. Make a difference in your community combatting climate change, and join us for this summer employment opportunity!
Note: CU Denver students have an opportunity to earn a Sustainability Certificate.
Say “hello” to our wonderful team members from left to right and top to bottom:
Interested in learning more about how we all help to reduce the ecological impact and dependence on fossil fuels? Check out our team page!
Are you interested in sustainability and want to get involved on campus? Come meet like minded individuals and make a difference through our student volunteer organization and become an EcoRep! Keep an eye out for out next orientation and informational meeting on the EcoReps page through our website. Sign up and get more information at this link to our EcoRep Program webpage or contact Girija at Girija.Kulkarni@AHEC.edu.