A day for appreciating H20
Most of the Earth is made up of it, most of your body is made up of it and you canâ€™t live too long without consuming it. Yes, weâ€™re talking about water, and Thursday is International World Water Day, with events around campus.
Water Day is an annual event held as a means of focusing on the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources, a news release said.
The event, which is free and open to the public, is being celebrated at CSU with guest speakers, booths, a movie, a live band and opportunities to talk to organizations.
Fording the path to sustainability
Thursday at 11 a.m. in Lory Student Center room 228, students have a chance to see a talk from John Viera, the global director of sustainability and vehicle environmental matters at Ford Motor Company.
His presentation, called â€œGreening the Blue Oval: Global Sustainablitiy Programs at Ford Motor Company,â€ will center on the companyâ€™s environmental and social performance.
He has held his position since January 2007 and develops sustainable business plans and policies, interfacing with global regulatory bodies and leading the companyâ€™s engagement with non-government organizations.
Viera has worked with Ford for 27 years.
The School of Global Environmental Sustainability is sponsoring the event.
The lectures of history
Thursday at 7 p.m. in Clark A204, Fred Anderson of the University of Colorado will lecture as part of the 47th Furniss Lecture Series.
Anderson is a military historian who will give three lectures over the course of two days. The first lecture on Thursday is titled â€œWar and Peace in American History.â€
The second lecture, which is on Friday at 11 a.m. in the Lory Student Center Senate Chambers, is titled â€œTo the Fort and Back Again 1967-2012.â€ The final lecture, â€œWhat Goes Around Comes Around, or Be Careful What You Wish For,â€ is also on Friday at the Fort Collins Hilton.
Tickets are free for CSU students and staff and are available for pick up from the History Department office. A CSU ID is required, and there is one ticket available per CSU ID.
The History Club and Phi Alpha Theta are sponsoring the event.