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LEAF Club aims to promote a healthy self, community and Earth

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The Leaders in Ethical Action for the Future Club is a new club to Colorado State University-Pueblo that started last August. The LEAF club aims to promote a healthy self, community and Earth.

The club’s primary contact, Meral Sarper, said that the club was started by two founding members who wanted to create a club to foster the positive transformation of the community and Earth.

“However, we wanted a club that first focused on mindfulness, meditation and yoga as an access to create powerful sustainability events,” Sarper said.

The club currently has 12 active members and 30 total members that attend events and some of the meditations. Sarper said that the LEAF club meets regularly and practices meditation/mindfulness sessions as well as light yoga practice.

Aside from yoga, the club has also hosted two clean up days along with community leader Lee Jones and K-12 students at Runyon Lake Park.

“We were featured in the Pueblo Chieftain for this,” Sarper added.

LEAF Club is asking students to come to SustaInnovation, a free event hosted by the club that is offering free snacks, drinks, giveaways and prizes. The event will also have a bike powered smoothie machine, spin art, gardening and more.

The event will take place on Jan. 28 from noon to 6:30 p.m. in room 108 and 109 at the CSU-Pueblo Library and Academic Resources Center. The club members are hoping to inspire others and gain new members to their club.

More information can be found for this event at www.sustainnovationcsup.eventbrite.com as well as on Facebook at www.facebook.com/LEAFColorado.