Environmental leadership

For more than half a century, the University of Colorado Boulder has been a leader in pursuing world-class climate and energy research, providing interdisciplinary environmental studies and implementing “green” practices throughout campus.

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Sabrina Sideris, program director of CU-Boulder's INVST Community Studies, takes great pride in working with CU students to help them learn to become engaged citizens and leaders.

Walking through a flood-ravaged stretch of Three Leaf Farm on the banks of Coal Creek in Lafayette, Colo., Sara Martinelli (Anth’92) surveys her surroundings with awe rather than frustration. It’s early summer.

The new Kittredge Central and the renovated Kittredge West buildings this month received LEED gold ratings from the United States Green Building Council. LEED certification is a U.S. benchmark for sustainable building design and...

Want to know what students think about the newly renovated Student Recreation Center? Look no further than numbers and tweets.

Being first in line has its advantages, even for wind turbines, which are propelled by comparatively smooth wind flow that helps them produce near-optimal power at varying wind speeds.

When Jeffrey Caston studied abroad in Scandinavia, he revered the host cultures he encountered in ways that helped shape his professional aspirations.

The University of Colorado Boulder Environmental Center is expanding its Computers To Youth program to include more students and more interactive activities.

CU-Boulder’s newest residence hall, Kittredge Central, is welcoming students this week for the first time, 53 of whom are engineering students and will be immersed in Spanish through the building’s new Residential Academic Program, or RAP. Also,...

Diners at the Center for Community with an interest in fresh food and sustainability might swallow easier knowing that some of the ingredients they’re savoring were grown by CU-Boulder students just yards away.


Students Create Solar Tracker for Boeing

University of Colorado Boulder engineering major Dan Johnson shows off the solar energy tracking device his senior design group made in partnership with the Boeing company.

Climate change: making choices that make a difference

Addressing global challenges like climate change is an everday action for the CU-Boulder community including a number of approaches both on and off campus. For more information visit 

Population, consumption and growth

CU-Boulder Professor Emeritus Al Bartlett shares themes from his notorious cautionary lecture about the arithmetic of population growth. The video is part of a series that can be viewed at

CU and National Labs Work To Harness Wind Power

University of Colorado Boulder faculty and students are helping scientists at the National Wind Technology Center, just south of Boulder, improve the efficiency and lower the cost of wind energy.

Students Build a Solar House for International Competition

What's it like to design and build a solar-powered house for a national competition in Washington DC?

The advantage of environmental consciousness at CU

Freshman Nick Desherd says he will have an advantage when he graduates from CU-Boulder because of the university community's environmental consciousness.

Why does CU-Boulder inspire environmental consciousness?

Junior Ian Buller discusses environmental consciousness at the University of Colorado Boulder.

Inspiring environmental awareness at CU

Students and faculty at the University of Colorado Boulder are inspired to be environmentally conscious by the campus' surroundings.

Udall Scholar Shane Baldauf

Shane Baldauf, winner of both a Boettcher scholarship and a Udall scholarship, has dedicated his time as a CU-Boulder student to Habitat for Humanity and starting a company that integrates LEED bui

Engineering students build, test high-mileage car

A team of 4 students from the University of Colorado Boulder Department of Engineering will see if they can squeeze 1,000 miles per gallon or more out of a car they built and entered in the 2009 Sh

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