Sustainability Project Manager
University of Colorado Boulder
Boulder, CO 80309-0453
Did you know that recycled material comprises 30 percent of nearly every sheet of paper used on the University of Colorado Boulder campus? And most of the demolition and construction materials are being recycled rather than sent to the landfill? These practices come from the many sustainability projects in which Kristin Epley has played key roles. She also is responsible for grant applications and assists in creating internal funding opportunities to reduce campus energy and water use.
Kristin works with the CU-Boulder Sustainability Action Teams, providing them with support and oversight to reach the Governor’s “Greening of State Government” goals for 2012. She also coordinates the Communications and Education Sustainability Action Team, which is responsible for creating employee training programs and a sustainability communications plan.
Kristin’s first job after college was teaching environmental education at the Philadelphia Zoo. She went on to work for local and state government, and then, the Joint Budget Committee of the Colorado General Assembly. Since joining CU-Boulder, Kristin has worked as an analyst in the campus Budget and Finance area of the Office of Planning, Budget and Analysis. She also has served as the assistant to the Vice Chancellor of Administration.
Kristin earned a bachelor’s degree in natural resources from the University of Michigan and a master’s degree in governmental administration from the University of Pennsylvania’s Fels Center of Government.