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The Bradley fire burns on the side of the road as firetrucks line up to fight it. (Photo courtesy of Christian Hullet)

Fire Suppression and Climate Change: Is this the End of Natural Forests in the West?

Holly Murfey, Contributor January 28, 2022

Chris Hullett had just finished his last day of battling the California Lava fire on July 11, 2021, with his strike team of five fire engines. He was looking forward to getting off early so he could go...

The view south from the summit of Horsetooth Rock

Hiking: Building Up Our Bodies, Minds and Community

S.C. Pedroza November 16, 2021

As part of The Rocky Mountain area, Fort Collins opens the possibilities for an incredibly diverse pool of outdoor activities for anyone who desires to get active. Students from across the United States...

Saplings inside the EEG. (Photo by Pratyoosh Kashyap | College Avenue Magazine)

The Everybody Eats Garden: CSU’s Student-Run Garden Grows Food and Community

Grace Cooper May 11, 2021

As any gardener knows, good things take time. For the past two years a small group of students and staff at Colorado State University’s Horticulture Department have been waiting patiently for CSU’s...

Campus Upended: Sustainability and Hunger during COVID-19

Campus Upended: Sustainability and Hunger during COVID-19

Cecilia Apodaca March 29, 2021

This past year has been challenging for campus initiatives at Colorado State University. From diverting waste to feeding students, many programs were forced to restructure and refocus their strategies...

Julia Webb hikes in Poudre Canyon

Colorado Fires Hit too Close to Home: A Look at 3 Student Experiences

Aspen Flores December 21, 2020

While wildfires may seem like a natural part of life in Colorado, no different from tornadoes or other severe weather events, wildfires have increased in severity and caused concerning damage in recent...

Sewing machine for custom thrifting

Trashion: From Fast Fashion To Sustainable Styles

Kendall Martin March 4, 2020

The average American discards about 70 pounds of clothing and other textiles every year, according to the Huffington Post. That’s equivalent to 64 T-shirts or 16 pairs of jeans. The EPA reports that...

four students holding protest signs walking toward the CSU admin building. Sidewalk chalk on ground reads Fridays 4 Future

Fridays for Future: A FoCo Approach To Climate Change

Kendall Martin December 16, 2019

The words “Fridays 4 Future” and an arrow drawn in yellow sidewalk chalk point the way to a group of students, parents, alumni, and staff gathered on the steps of Colorado State University’s Administration...

Environmental Challenges Call for a System-Wide Change

Environmental Challenges Call for a System-Wide Change

Taylor Sandal April 24, 2019

Being an environmentalist at Colorado State University seems simple; take the bus, sign up for sustainability classes, and separate trash and recycling into the different bins. But, at some point, we question...

Smoothies in compostable cups.

CSU Is Reducing Single-Use Plastics on Campus

Taylor Sandal March 11, 2019

Colorado State University isn’t shy about its sustainability achievements, and with good reason. The University offers 962 sustainability-related courses, composts about 5,000 pounds of food waste from...

CSU the Oval

CSU Is Celebrating Earth Day All Week Long

MMiller1 April 23, 2018

Do you ever feel like just one day of celebration each year for mother nature is just not enough? Colorado State University sure thinks so. This year, CSU has committed a full week of planned events in...

The process starts with pulling inspiration from WGSN, a trend forecasting business provided for students that holds news, information, and fashion images for style industries to reference. Students then draw up 15-20 ideation sketches to be critiqued by the class. Photo credit: Alea Schmidt

Students Take On Sustainable Fashion for CSU’s Fashion Show

ASchmidt1 April 5, 2018

Copious stitches, countless sleepless nights and over 150 hours of work later, students of Colorado State University's Draping Design class have finally completed their mid-term projects. Taught by Kevin...

The CSU Fair Trade Club gives out free pins, stickers, and tea bags when they have a table at events. Photo credit: Kelly Peterson

CSU’s Fair Trade Club Is Getting Fort Collins Certified

Kelly Peterson March 23, 2018

Many companies, such as Ben & Jerry's and Patagonia, are fair trade certified, but the meaning behind the certification is unclear to many students. Companies take advantage of the ladder system by...

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