Sustainability

Engineers Without Borders-USA marks 10th anniversary as CU-Boulder hosts regional conference

September 25, 2012

 

More than 100 students, faculty and professional engineers from a seven-state region are expected to gather in Boulder Oct. 5-7 to learn about sustainable engineering practices that can benefit the developing world.

The University of Colorado Boulder will host the 2012 Mountain Region Conference for Engineers Without Borders-USA, a nonprofit organization founded by CU engineering Professor Bernard Amadei 10 years ago after he was asked to engineer a water pump for a village in Belize.

Environmental design degree returns to CU-Boulder administrative structure

September 17, 2012

 

With the start of the 2012-13 academic year, CU-Boulder has resumed the administration, management and governance of a bachelor’s degree in environmental design and is beginning a visioning process for how to fully integrate environmental design into the wide array of related programs on the Boulder campus, Provost Russell L. Moore announced today.   

CU-Boulder student investigates biochar for water treatment in developing countries

July 17, 2012

A variety of public health issues plague the refugees from Burma living on the Thai border, not the least of which is drinking water contaminated by bacteria and pesticides. Yet few low-cost, sustainable and appropriate treatment technologies are available to people in rural and developing communities to ensure water safety.

New University of Colorado economic impact study: CU pumped $5.3 billion into Colorado’s economy in 2011

May 17, 2012

 

CU System news release

In the most comprehensive research yet conducted on what the University of Colorado means to the state’s economy, analysts show an economic impact of $5.3 billion for Colorado in 2011.

The research, conducted by the Business Research Division of the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado Boulder, provides the most comprehensive data yet compiled on the statewide economic impact from the university and the individual effects on Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSA) with CU campuses.

CU-Boulder's National Snow and Ice Data Center to receive governor's 'high-impact research' award for sustainability

November 03, 2011

A team at the University of Colorado Boulder's National Snow and Ice Data Center will receive a "high-impact research" award from Gov. John Hickenlooper for sustainability implemented at the NSIDC.

CU-Boulder graduate students use smartphones to evaluate rural drinking water systems in Nicaragua

August 22, 2011

Fourteen graduate students from the Engineering for Developing Communities program at the University of Colorado Boulder traveled abroad this summer to gain field experience in community development.

NSF awards CU-Boulder $5.9 million grant for alpine ecosystem research

June 16, 2011

The National Science Foundation has awarded the University of Colorado Boulder a six-year, $5.9 million grant to continue intensive studies of long-term ecological changes in Colorado's high mountains, both natural and human-caused, over decades and centuries.

CU Law School students to install cookstoves in Peru, combating poverty and global warming

May 02, 2011

CU Law School students to install cookstoves in Peru, combating poverty and global warming

Graduating CU senior promotes local gardens, sustainable food

April 20, 2011

With commencement quickly approaching and spring temperatures warming, University of Colorado Boulder senior Bryant Mason is working hard to prepare vegetable gardens and get crops in the ground before he graduates.

CU-Boulder receives Tree Campus USA designation

April 12, 2011

The University of Colorado Boulder is being recognized by the Arbor Day Foundation as a Tree Campus USA for excellence in tree management, as well as student and community involvement.

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