This column has been bringing you earth-friendly events happening all week in the Fort Collins area, and now the day has arrived!
A community favorite, the annual Earth Day Celebration and Student Sustainability Fair will once again take place from 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. April 22, on the Lory Student Center Plaza.
The event features more than 100 student organizations, local green non-profits and businesses and green career booths along with live music and free e-waste recycling! The fair is free to attend. The Live Green Team and the Coalition for Campus Sustainability are sponsoring the event.
Then in the afternoon, International authority on natural resource management, climate change, and global food security, Rattan Lal, will be the featured speaker during the Gary A. Peterson and Dwayne G. Westfall Annual Lecture from 2-3:30 p.m. in the Lory Student Center North Ballroom.
Lal, a professor of soil physics and director of the Carbon Management and Sequestration Center at The Ohio State University, will present a lecture titled, “Soils, Climate Change, and Global Food Security.” Lal has made numerous contributions to the understanding of soils in global environmental management including the strong relationship between soil degradation and its impact on past civilizations.
Lal believes that political stability and global peace are threatened because of soil degradation, food insecurity, and desperation. The lecture, sponsored by the Department of Soil and Crop Sciences, is free and open to the public.
For more about Earth Day events at CSU, visit: green.colostate.edu/earthweek