Environmental Policy


In keeping with its mission, CU-Boulder is committed to providing an educational model for fiscally sound, environmentally responsible stewardship of the campus and its resources. The institution intends to maintain its reputation as a proactive leader in the environmental sciences and campus sustainability. The campus values choices and decisions that reduce the environmental impacts of its actions.  Compliance with the law is required. Environmental education and participation in campus environmental programs are encouraged. 

Policy Statement:

CU-Boulder strives to proactively manage how it impacts the environment, while responsibly managing the resources provided to the campus. As a leader in environmental issues, UCB’s policy is to be responsible in protecting the environment and natural resources. We are committed to:

  • Complying with sound environmental practices, including the commitment to meet or exceed applicable legal and other requirements.
  • Properly managing wastes and pollution.
  • Managing our processes, our materials and our people in a way that considers the environmental impacts associated with our actions. 
  • Striving for continual improvement in our environmental management system.

Policy Categories

Effective Date

Wednesday, August 18, 2004

Approved By

Richard L. Byyny, Chancellor


Director of Environmental Health & Safety