Apr 192010
Authors: Allison Welter

Since 1924, the Warner College of Natural Resources has celebrated the Earth and CSU’s environmental accomplishments during Natural Resource Days and this week the college aims to highlight the sustainability issues facing the Fort Collins community.

“Natural resource issues are some of the most pressing and relevant of the county and the state, and we’re at the forefront of that,” said Ethan Billingsley, student engagement coordinator for the WCNR.

Issues like sustainability and humanitarianism will be addressed through the Leave No Trace Adventure Film Festival. The film festival will be held in the Lory Student Center Theater tonight at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased in the LSC Box Office.

“We’re using visual aides to help people gauge a response to issues in our own world,” senior recreation and tourism major, Zach Laraway said.

All proceeds from the film festival will go to the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics, a non-profit organization dedicated to the responsible use and maintenance of the outdoors. Attendees will have the opportunity to enter their name into a raffle to win outdoor gear from Jax and REI.

The Earth Day Celebration and Sustainability Fair will be in the LSC Plaza Thursday and is a way to expose the CSU community to WCNR, said Laraway, who said he sometimes feels like natural resources students are isolated in their “own neck of the woods.”

“I’m most looking forward to seeing other students come and get more involved with the college of natural resources and see what we do,” Laraway said.

Peter Newman, associate dean of Academic Affairs for WCNR, said that it’s all about celebrating traditions while still looking to the future. The college has aged to be more comprehensive, Newman said.

In addition to the fair and film festival, the college’s Research Symposium, which displays some of the current initiatives going on in WCNR, is open to the public. The Symposium will be held today from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Natural Resources room 100.

Staff writer Allison Welter can reached at news@collegian.com.

Natural Resource Days

Research Symposium, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Natural Resources Room 100
Leave No Trace
Adventure Film Festival, 7:30 p.m., Lory Student Center Theater. Purchase tickets at Lory Student Center Box Office, $5

Earth Day Celebration and Student Sustainability Fair, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Lory Student Center Plaza

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