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Reduce Reuse and Recycle like a Sustainable Buff

Sam, a Sustainable Buff & CU Boulder student, talks about the 3 Rs- reduce, reuse and recycle.

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Take a step towards sustainable fashion

Join the sustainable fashion movement and break free from the fast fashion industry at the Environmental Center's upcoming Drop and Swap event, while also finding community and support along the way.

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53rd Anniversary of Earth Day

This year we will be celebrating the 53rd anniversary of the first Earth Day. Click here to learn more and take action.

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Earth Day is a Global Affair

Earth Week is here and it's time for all of us to come together and do our part to protect our planet. Whether you are on CU Boulder’s campus or not, there are numerous ways you can get involved and make a difference. Here are six ways you can participate in Earth Week.

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The Hidden Curriculum

The Hidden Curriculum is a set of unspoken rules and norms in formal education that can impact students' abilities to learn, understand academic expectations, and participate in extracurricular activities, particularly for first-generation, low-income, or international students.

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Common Misconceptions About Food Waste: What It Is and How to Reduce It

Learn about food waste and how to reduce it in your daily life. Discover common misconceptions, top wasted foods, and tips for composting.

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Career Q&A with the Recycling Supervisor at CU

Robert Allen, the Recycling Supervisor at CU sat down and chatted about his job at the Grounds and Recycling Operation Center, affectionately named “The ROC.”

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Saving water and cleaning with a Sustainable Buff

The Western United States is facing water scarcity issues. You can do your part by saving water. This may seem like a small step in the right direction, but with everyone working together to save water, the Western U.S. will be better for it! Samantha from the Environmental Center shares her tips and tricks to saving water and cleaning sustainably.

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Household Eco-Conscious Living!

March 14, 2023

Read here to learn about household and lifestyle DIYs that will help you take care of yourself, your home, and other lifestyle necessities. These easy (and fun!) hacks will save you time and money, including utilizing items you may already own.

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The Issues with Greenwashing

With sustainability becoming much more critical to the public than in the past, many brands are changing their business models to be friendlier to the planet- or at least they say they are. This practice is called greenwashing. Greenwashing, specifically, when businesses claim that their products are environmentally friendly without that being the case.