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Community-engaged scholarship coffee hour

Ways to connect with campus antiracism efforts
Thursday, April 15, 12:00-1:00
Please register by April 14
Join us virtually to discuss how we are grappling with community partnerships in the COVID era with guests who are doing exemplary work. CU Boulder faculty, staff and students are invited to this monthly coffee hour sponsored by the Office for Outreach and Engagement and CU Engage to build community across campus and generate conversation about research, teaching and creative work that connects with off-campus communities. Learn more about these coffee hours, held during the academic year on the third Thursday of most months.

Master your garden

Thursday, April 15, 1:00-2:00 p.m.
Staff Council will host CU's Farm Manager, Alex Macmillan, who will share his expertise on how to prepare your seedlings for a successful planting in the garden. Learn about plant nutrition, watering schedules and techniques, how to deal with common pests, and more. Bring your questions to ask our resident plant professional as you prepare to plant your 2021 garden. Sign up on the Staff Council Outreach and Events page by Wednesday, April 14. You will receive a Zoom link and details.

Eco-Social Solutions series

Community-based carbon reduction projects
Thursday, April 15, 5:00-6:30 p.m.
Community leaders share strategies and ideas that advance climate action, food security, social justice and sustainability on a local level in these webinars hosted by the CU Environmental Center. This final talk of the semester features Jonny BearCub of Native Energy.

CU in the Community: National Volunteer Week Projects

Saturday, April 17, 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Join the Volunteer Resource Center for outdoor, socially distant service projects with Thorne Nature Experience and Open Space and Mountain Parks in celebration of National Volunteers Week. Projects will be outdoors and socially distanced, and students can sign up to volunteer on whichever project they prefer. Student volunteers will have an opportunity to connect with other students, engage in direct service, and reflect as a group. Projects are led by CU student Volunteer Buffs or alumna of the Volunteer Resource Center Supplies and snacks will be provided. Transportation will not be provided, and students will need to carpool or arrange for their own transportation to and from the project. Learn more and sign up online.

Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network (CLEAN) special webinars

Wednesday, April 21, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Please share with K-12 educators in your networks: CLEAN is offering a special webinar to enhance teachers' knowledge and teaching about climate and energy education. "Teaching climate change in a community that does not want to hear it," presented by Jeffrey Yuhas, offers productive approaches and strategies. See details and register.

28th Annual Campus Sustainability Summit and Awards Ceremony

Thursday, April 22, 12:00-2:00 p.m.
The Campus Sustainability Summit (CSS) is an annual forum for updates and strategic discussions on engagement, academics, and operations sustainability initiatives. Learn more about and contribute to the latest innovative developments in the legacy of sustainability at CU Boulder. In collaboration with campus partners, CU Environmental Center has produced a Campus Sustainability Summit annually or semi-annually since 1994 for the campus community. The Campus Sustainability Summit and the Awards program are sponsored by the Office of the Provost, the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, the Office of the Vice Chancellor of Infrastructure and Sustainability, and the CUSG Environmental Center. The Summit is and open to all CU Boulder students, faculty, and staff and community members. Learn more and register for the summit on the Environmental Center website.

Environmental Futures Mellon Sawyer Seminar Spring speaker series

Monday, April 26, 1:00-2:00 p.m.
Climate change affects specific peoples, communities, wildlife species, and ecosystems in varying and inequitable ways. This speaker series circles the theme of Deep Horizons: Making Visible an Unseen Spectrum of Ecological Casualties & Prospects, traversing multiple perspectives to investigate intersectional questions concerning the changing planet. This final talk of the series features Kim TallBear, Faculty of Native Studies, University of Alberta. See more and register for the seminars on the Environmental Futures website.

Opportunities and awards

Sustainability Research & Innovation Congress 2021 (SRI2021) - attend free

Applicants notified by May 1
SRI2021 is the world’s first transdisciplinary gathering in sustainability, a joint initiative of the Belmont Forum and Future Earth.  The Sustainability Innovation Lab at Colorado (SILC) at CU Boulder leads the U.S. hub of Future Earth. This year's Congress will be offered in Brisbane, Australia from June 12th-15th.  Key live program content will be available remotely for participants from all parts of the world. To promote University involvement, SILC is offering full-registration funding to a limited number of CU researchers, faculty, staff, and/or students. Priority will be given to those working or studying in fields related to sustainability and those citing financial need. Those interested in applying for registration funds and to attend virtually are encouraged to complete the brief application form. The SRI2021 website provides information on speakers, sessions, and news.



Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network (CLEAN) resources

CLEAN is has wrapped up their regular professional development webinar series for primary and secondary school teachers this spring, and all the webinars are recorded and available on the CLEAN website.

In addition, the CLEAN team has added some new resources to help teachers get the most out of the CLEAN collection of teaching resources on climate and energy:
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