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Auraria Campus Referendums

 


Referendum: Compost Expansion

Who: Student Advisory Committee to the Auraria Board (SACAB) - Auraria Sustainable Campus Program (ASCP)

We (The Auraria Student Body) see the overwhelming buildup of physical waste in landfills and bodies of water as a serious and immediate issue to be dealt with. Being a tri-institutional campus, we realize our substantial contribution into the waste stream, and that currently only an average of 20% of our material waste is diverted from the landfill. We also recognize that, on average, 40% of food in the United States is wasted and ends up in landfills. In an effort to increase our diversion rate, reduce our environmental impact, encourage the use of compostable materials, and recycle any potential food waste into compost, we propose an expansion of the composting infrastructure and collection for all buildings on campus.

Therefore,

“Shall the students of the Auraria Campus (the Community College of Denver, Metropolitan State University of Denver, and University of Colorado Denver at the Downtown Denver Auraria Campus) authorize the Board of Directors of the Auraria Higher Education Center to assess each institution a student fee increase of $3 per student, per semester, for an expansion of the current Auraria Sustainable Campus Program’s fee of $5.58 to primarily fund the addition of composting services and the enhancement, and ongoing maintenance of waste diversion among campus buildings and exterior spaces. The new total ASCP fee amount of $8.58 per student, per semester, would take effect beginning in the fall of 2020). The fee may be adjusted each year thereafter for inflation by the Auraria Board of Directors without a student referendum. The inflation rate shall be defined as the rate of change in the consumer price index for urban wage earners for the Denver-Aurora-Lakewood area as reported by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.”

For further information; contact the Student Advisory Committee to the Auraria Board at 303.556.4589 or SACABElections@AHEC.edu 


Referendum: Regional Transportation District - Denver (RTD) College Pass Program Fee 

Who: Student Advisory Committee to the Auraria Board (SACAB)

At the February 25, 2020 meeting of the Auraria Board of Directors, the following questions were approved to be put forth to the Auraria Campus student population for a vote. An Auraria campus-wide student referendum vote will be held the week of April 6 on the following questions:

“Shall the students of the Auraria Campus (the Community College of Denver, Metropolitan State University of Denver, and University of Colorado Denver at the Downtown Denver Auraria Campus) authorize the Board of Directors of the Auraria Higher Education Center to assess each institution a student fee not to exceed $131.00 per student per semester including the established institutional collection fee, from August 17, 2020 through August 16, 2021, for the purpose of establishing an extension of the College Pass Program (Student Bus and Light Rail Pass)?”

For further information; contact the Student Advisory Committee to the Auraria Board at 303.556.4589 or SACABElections@AHEC.edu 


 


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