Education & Outreach

Resources for Recycling Education and Outreach

Request a Recycling Display for your Building

CU Recycling can provide promotional displays for Academic and Administrative buildings in the form of painted wooden structures with impactful recycling facts and statistics, a solid brick of compacted aluminum cans, and official bulletin boards for installation above recycling locations. 

Email cure@colorado.edu to request a display.

    

In-Office Recycling Presentation

Invite CU Recycling to your next meeting! This presentation can answer your questions about recycling, composting, campus services, recycled products, how to reduce waste in your office and more.

The program includes:

  • slide show of the campus program
  • hands-on question and answer period
  • posters and materials for your office
  • 10 - 45 minutes of great information (you determine the length)


Call CU Recycling at 303-492-8307 or email cure@colorado.edu to schedule a presentation.
    

Tour of the CU Campus Recycling Facility

In the summer of 2015, the brand new Grounds and Recycling Operations Center began operations on the CU campus. The GROC is an intermediate step in the recycling process between the campus buildings at the University of Colorado and the end markets for recycling. Recyclable materials collected from recycling bins across campus are delivered to the ROC, where student workers load, sort, and weigh materials in preparation for shipment to the local Boulder County Recycling Center, where materials are further processed and shipped to markets to be made into new products.

To schedule a tour of the ROC call CU Recycling at 303-492-8307 or email cure@colorado.edu 

    

Green Your Office

Set up a visit for a CU Environmental Center representative to perform an educational assessment of your office’s environmental practices. Feedback includes tips on how to become an environmentally friendly office as well as helpful information and resources on the following topics:

  • recycling
  • waste reduction
  • procurement
  • energy use
  • transportation
  • pest management

Call 303-492-8307 or email cure@colorado.edu to schedule a visit.

Hall or Floor Meeting Presentations


CU Recycling can provide several kinds of presentations to inform your hall or floor about how and why to recycle and compost.

  • Zero Waste Family Fued: A fun trivia game in which teams compete to see who can answer the most questions about recycling and zero waste correctly.
  • Compost Jeopardy: A quick informative presentation about what compost is and how to compost correctly followed by an interactive game where teams answer questions about the compost cycle to win prizes.
  • General Recycling Q&A: CU Recycling can come to your next hall or floor meeting and answer questions about recycling, recycled products, and how to reduce waste in your hall. Presentations include posters and materials for your hall, a hands-on question and answer period, and more. Presentations can last anywhere from 10 to 45 minutes – you decide. 

Call CU Recycling at 303-492-8307 or email cure@colorado.edu to schedule a presentation.

Recycling Bulletin Boards

The Environmental Center has lots of ready-to-post bulletin boards that contain information which highlights how, what and why to recycle. Contact us for downloadable posters, guides, designs and info.

Fieldtrip to CU’s Recycling Center

In the summer of 2015, the brand new Grounds and Recycling Operations Center began operations on the CU campus. The GROC is an intermediate step in the recycling process between the campus buildings at the University of Colorado and the end markets for recycling. Recyclable materials collected from recycling bins across campus are delivered to the ROC, where student workers load, sort, and weigh materials in preparation for shipment to the local Boulder County Recycling Center, where materials are further processed and shipped to markets to be made into new products.

To schedule a tour of the ROC call CU Recycling at 303-492-8307 or email cure@colorado.edu

Hall Council and Residence Life Staff Meetings

Are residents asking you questions about recycling procedures that you’re not sure about? Or have other questions about potential recycling initiatives in your hall?  Invite CU Recycling staff to your next staff meeting for a 15 – 30 minute presentation about recycling procedures, programs, and more. Call 303-492-8307 to schedule.

Academic Resource Guide

This guide was designed to aid students in their efforts to receive academic credit in environmental topics. This guide was created to provide students with a quick overview of departmental offerings and requirements for CU students as well as national/international academic resources.

Class Presentations

Contact CU Recycling to schedule a recycling presentation for your class. Topics range from consumption patterns and environmental benefits to recycling industry analysis and processing.

Research Opportunities

CU Recycling facilitates a wide variety of academic projects which directly benefit our program and your resume. Students can apply their skills to real world problems. We have many ideas for student research projects or independent study. These span academia, from the Business School to Engineering to Environmental Studies. Contact us for internship opportunities, and research needs that will help the program and your coursework.