Colorado State University Celebrates I Love CSU, Earth Day April 18

I Love CSU Day, held this year in conjunction with the Earth Day Celebration, will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Lory Student Center Plaza.

Join CAM the Ram from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for photos. Remarks from Vice President for Student Affairs Blanche Hughes, ASCSU President Regina Martel, Director of Sustainability Andrew Oringer; and the reading of the I Love CSU Day proclamation by Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper begin at noon.

The celebration also includes the unveiling of CSU’s new official tartan plaid. The announcement, made by Karen McElwain, wife of head football coach Jim McElwain, will launch a proud new Ram tradition and CSU tartan plaid gear will be available to fans at the CSU Bookstore this fall.

The announcement will be followed by the presentation of the RecycleMania trophies. CSU giveaways, games, and a performance by The Congress, a rock’n’roll band now based out of Denver, also is planned.

Colorado State’s annual Earth Day Festival highlights sustainability initiatives within the university and greater community. This year, more than 30 booths also will present information about student organizations, departments, nonprofits and private enterprises. Booth registration and participation is free. To register, visit

Every year the Student Alumni Associates, or SAA, drafts a proclamation for the governor to sign, officially proclaiming I Love CSU Day as an official state holiday. SAA gives students the opportunity to interact with CSU alumni and help promote the importance of lifelong engagement with CSU.