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CSU in the News

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Newsweek named Colorado State

University one of the greenest

universities in the nation.

In an article titled "Green,

Greener, Greenest," Newsweek

quotes President Penley about

the university's efforts to provide a wide range of environmental courses

and experiences for students.

Colorado State University sets a standard as a sustainable and

environmentally responsible institution and the nation's "green" leader.

This commitment has taken the form of a three-part strategy:

• green campus operations

• educating tomorrow's green workforce, and

• deploying research through enterprise-based solutions.

The article references CSU's plans to build a 65-megawatt wind farm

that will provide more power than the university currently consumes,

and Envirofit International, a CSU startup that has created a more

efficient, cleaner-burning two-stroke engine that is now being

retrofitted on taxis in the Philippines. Envirofit has also created a cleanburning

cook stove to help improve indoor air pollution, which is the

leading cause of death of women and children, under age five, in the

developing world.

Other CSU green initiatives in the past year:

-Ranked second in the nation in recycling compared with 400 colleges

and universities around the nation

-Created the Clean Energy Supercluster, a new method of more quickly

transferring clean and renewable energy research into the commercial


-Created the new School of Global Environmental Sustainability to

educate the growing "green" workforce by giving every student some

environmental experience, internship or course by the time they


As Extension continues to educate communities about renewable energy

options and sustainable practices, we will be expanding CSU’s

reputation as the Green Leader!


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About Me

Leigh Fortson

Extension Regional

Communications Coordinator and

REA (Renewable Energy Advocate)

Send me anything that’s

newsworthy that you’re doing in

the world of clean energy and

renewables. We need to keep our

colleagues up to date on what’s

going on in Extension and the

value of our role!

View my complete profile

County Collaboration for the Greener Good

Mark Platten, Teller County Extension Director reported that the

Colorado Springs/Pikes Peak region is embarking on The Green Cities

Coalition “to promote ecologically, economically and socially healthy

cities in El Paso County, for the benefit of present and future residents

of the Pikes Peak region.” Following are the latest developments in the

eight working groups of the Coalition:

1. Web site: The Web site - - will soon

have a "Green Map" to list and map nearly 150 green-friendly businesses

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