CU Campus Sustainability

Rethink, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Repurpose, Recover, Reciprocate

Housing & Dining Services and CU Conference Services engage in an ever-expanding array of sustainable initiatives that we both incorporate into our day-to-day operations and promote to our guests, providing opportunities to reduce their environmental impact.

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Be Green with CU Conference Services

CUCS prides itself in supporting green practices at all levels of the planning process. CUCS will:

  • Assure that catering events are zero waste (china or compostable)
  • Develop menus that feature local foods and plant-forward options to reduce your group's carbon and water footprint
  • Request bulk cream, sugar, honey and other condiments for catered events 
  • Discourage use of bottled water and offer bulk water refilling at catered events
  • Manage catering orders to reduce food waste
  • Purchase reusable/recyclable giveaways through local vendors
  • Offer carbon offsets on all registration and housing websites
  • Use recycled content paper
  • Provide electronic contracts, client access to registration data and guest visitor information including sustainability pointers
  • Encourage groups to use mass transit and local B-Cycle program