Sustainability event at Naropa

Sustainability Events

Sustainability events at Naropa include Earth Justice Day, Campus Sustainability Day, and more. Check them out below!


Earth justice day - Spring semester

Earth Justice Day

Earth Justice Day is an annual event at Naropa University dedicated to celebrating our continued learning to actualize a more socially-inclusive and ecologically-aware institution. On this day we hope to honor the one-year anniversary of Decolonize the Commons, elevate awareness of the ways in which ecological and social justice issues go hand-in-hand, educate our community about the history of the land and intuitional forces still at work today, and inspire informed action in the Naropa Community to participate in changing our institutionalized biases.

On April 20th, 2016 Naropa hosted its first Earth Justice Day event. The day was a huge success, and included activities such as:

  • Earth Justice Fair - tabling by local social and environmental justice organizations
  • Student performances on the Naropa green
  • Clothing swap
  • Seed planting
  • "Movement of Movements" Workshop  

Earth Justice Day Event


Sustainability day - fall semester

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Each year Naropa hosts "Sustainability Day" which is a day-long event in the fall semester where students, staff, faculty and the wider Boulder community come together to learn how they can live more sustainably and also foster more sustainable thinking in those around them. Past sustainability day events and themes:

  • Food justice and sustainability panel
  • Address from the President
  • Naropa Sustainability Council updates
  • Community dinner
  • Alternative transportation presentation & talk
  • Recycling & composting workshop
  • Bicycle maintenance workshop
  • Tour of Boulder's local bicycle routes 
  • A talk by Beverly Grant, a local food justice advocate
  • Hard-to-recycle item dropoff
  • Mug, glass, and silverware drive for BridgeHouse
  • Open mic and student performances
  • Zero waste sorting games
  • Clothes swap
  • And more! 

other events related to sustainabiltiy

In addition to the bi-annual sustainability events on campus, Naropa also hosts a number of unique events that focus on environmental issues and concepts. Check out the Joanna Macy Center and keep an eye out for event notifications in your inbox.