CU Going Local is a committed group of university and community members brought together by our common desire to create a more sustainable world through relocalizing our campus community. Through our most fundamental necessity—the food we eat—CU Going Local strives to combat global environmental problems through community-based initiatives.
Our Goals Locally and Globally:
Our mission is threefold. We wish to…
Ø Empower each student to make small changes that positively impact the world, every single day.
Ø Create a stronger sense of community among university members, Boulder residents, and the local nonprofit, Boulder County Going Local, through becoming more in touch with our food.
Ø Relocalize CU’s food system to one that is more ecologically conscious and self-sufficient, thus enabling CU to be a national model for what all universities can do in the future
Right now CU Going Local is working on embodying the Transition Town concept into the student group. For those of you unfamiliar with Transition, I highly recommend you check out the website: http://www.transitiontowns.org/ or at least read the 12 steps to Transition: http://transitiontowns.org/TransitionNetwork/12Steps
The Transition Town movement is huge--and I can't think of a better way to spend our time than to work together in this moment of history and form a community based around our common beliefs and passions. Transition University is a concept that hasn't been done before, but with our love for the movement, hard work, and unified effort, it can happen, and produce something more beautiful than we could ever imagine.
Any questions, any comments, any anything, email CUGoingLocal@gmail.com