CU Campus Sustainability

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

Housing & Dining Services and 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.

Multi station water station

Be Green with CU Conference Services

CUCS prides itself in supporting green practices at all levels of operations. Some of the sustainability efforts we commit to include:

  • Provide zero waste catering events (china or compostables)
  • Feature local foods in our menus to reduce carbon and water footprints
  • Offer a variety of healthy meatless dishes in our dining facilities
  • Request certain bulk items (cream, sugar, honey, other condiments) for catered events to reduce packaging
  • Discourage use of bottled water and provide triple-filter water stations in nearly every building on campus to make carrying and refilling personal water bottles easy
  • Purchase reusable/recyclable giveaways through local vendors
  • Offer carbon offsets
  • Use recycled paper
  • Provide electronic correspondence, data and contracts whenever possible
  • Encourage the use of public transportation and local B-Cycle program