Sustainability

CU wins EPA challenge to divert most gameday garbage from landfills

January 12, 2012

The University of Colorado Boulder topped two leader boards in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s 2011 Game Day Challenge -- a national competition to eliminate waste generated at college football games.

CU won the 48-school “Diversion Rate” and 17-school “Organics Reduction” categories in the EPA’s NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision contest.

CU engineering team to support green energy in Haiti

January 05, 2012

A team of University of Colorado Boulder engineers will travel to Haiti this month to support the growth of green energy on the two-year anniversary of the country’s devastating earthquake. 

Engineering professors Alan Mickelson and Mike Hannigan and graduate student Matt Hulse will be in Haiti Jan. 8-16 to collaborate with the Neges Foundation school at Leogane to create a vocational training program on the installation, operation and maintenance of renewable energy systems.   

Engineering team supports green energy in Haiti

A team of CU-Boulder engineers traveled to Haiti this month to support the growth of green energy on the two-year anniversary of the country’s devastating earthquake. 

Engineering professors Alan Mickelson and Mike Hannigan and graduate student Matt Hulse collaborated with the Neges Foundation school at Leogane to create a vocational training program on the installation, operation and maintenance of renewable energy systems.   

Architecture student turns scholarships into community impact

Shane Baldauf, an architecture and environmental design major at CU-Boulder who is dedicated to “green” and affordable housing, has been awarded a prestigious Udall Scholarship.

“Not only is ‘green’ construction good for the environment, but homes that perform more efficiently benefit the occupants too,” said Baldauf. “If you think about it, the people who most need affordable housing are also the ones who need the lowest utility bills, and we’re working to provide that situation through Habitat for Humanity houses.”

Community gardens improve personal and neighborhood health, CU-led research finds

June 22, 2011

Community gardeners eat more vegetables, exercise more, weigh less and feel healthier than nongardeners -- and even home gardeners -- in the Denver-metro area, researchers led by scholars from the University of Colorado have found.

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

CU-Boulder leading study of wind turbine wakes

April 26, 2011

While wind turbines primarily are a source of renewable energy, they also produce wakes of invisible ripples that can affect the atmosphere and influence wind turbines downstream -- an issue being researched in a newly launched study led by the University of Colorado Boulder's Julie Lundquist, assistant professor in the atmospheric and oceanic sciences department.

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.

CU to hold Food and Environmental Justice Week April 11-17

April 08, 2011

The University of Colorado Boulder's "Food and Environmental Justice Week" will be held on campus April 11-17.

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