Colorado State Celebrates Earth Day with Activities on Campus and at the Environmental Learning Center

Colorado State University will provide students and the community with opportunities to learn more about the environment and how to get involved during Earth Day Celebration and Carpe Diem Volunteer Day.

The Earth Day Celebration, hosted by Colorado State’s Live Green Team, will be held April 20 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on the Lory Student Center Plaza. The event is free and open to the public.

Festivities will include live music, educational booths and sustainability activities. Themes addressed at the celebration range from renewable energy, composting, recycling and water conservation, energy reduction, fair trade, alternative transportation and green products. Demonstrations on the plaza will include a dumpster dive, plate waste demonstration and water use demonstration.

Community members are encouraged to bring old cell phones, computers, printers and other non-functioning electronics to be recycled. Free minor bike adjustments will be offered by Lee’s Cyclery at the event.

Additionally, community members have the opportunity to get involved with Carpe Diem Volunteer Day. Hosted by the Environmental Learning Center, the event takes place 10 a.m.-2 p.m. April 21 at the ELC Drake Site, 2400 Ziegler Road. Each year, more than 100 community volunteers of all ages help prepare the ELC for the season.

Participants will lend a hand with gardening projects, trail work, tree plantings and painting. Refreshments will be provided. Volunteers may RSVP by calling (970) 491-1661 or by e-mailing

For more information on the Earth Day Celebration, contact Tonie Miyamoto at (970) 491-4314 or For more details on Carpe Diem Volunteer Day, call (970) 491-1661 or visit the Web at