Columbus State Goes Green with One CSU Events

COLUMBUS, Ga. -- Columbus State University will highlight sustainability and environmentalism during a series of events leading up to Earth Day on April 22.

The month's centerpiece, with events clustered under the “One CSU – Creating a Sustainable YoU” theme, is a Sustainability Fair from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday, April 11 at the main campus clock tower. It's expected to attract dozens of exhibits and vendors such as Columbus Water Works, which is known for its environmentally sensitive handling of wastewater.

"It’s good that our students see this on campus as they walk by," said One CSU chairman Bruce Frazier, also chair of CSU’s Department of Earth and Space Sciences. "They will carry away with them that the environment matters -- that it’s not just a bunch of weird hippies, but that it is also businesses and organizations who want to help our environment, and to embrace that.”

Previous years have also included participation by Trees Columbus, Coalition for Sound Growth, Chattahoochee RiverWarden, CSU's Master of Public Administration program, CSU's environmental science master's program, CSU's Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center, Jay Toyota, Zipca, Big Dog Running, Outdoor World, Ride on Bikes, CSU's Cycling Club, Clean Air Campaign, River Valley Regional Commission, CSU Geology Club and the CSU Honors Program's organic gardening class.

Anyone interested in participating in the fair with a display table should contact Volunteers are encouraged to attend.

Another major event this month is the third annual Cocy's Run 5K Race starting at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, April 13. Register online or by visiting CSU's Student Recreation Center or contacting The race is a part of an ongoing Couch to 5K Program.

For more information on all of the month's  events, visit

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