The Environmental Board, a joint board of the CU Student Government (CUSG), helps CU students make the Boulder campus a greener, more socially just place by overseeing the activities, budget and programs of the nation’s largest student-run environmental center. As the board of the Environmental Center, as CUSG service center, we work directly with students and administrators to catalyze change.
The Environmental Board has recently met with campus administration to advocate for climate action, joined CUSG onto the UN Global Race to Zero initiative and passed a building operations bill to increase energy efficiency in CUSG run buildings. We administer the Sustainable CU fund, which supports student-led, innovative capital projects that promote sustainability on the CU campus. Recently, the board created task forces to tackle issues with legislation, social justice and waste diversion on campus.
- Eight student voting members
- Two community (non-student) voting members
- Permanent ex-officio members (Environmental Center permanent staff)
- An unlimited number of nonvoting, elected ex officio members
The CUSG Environmental Center Board (EBoard) supports undocumented students both at CU and beyond. All EBoard meetings are recorded and published for public access. Subcommittee and one-on-one meetings with EBoard members are never recorded. EBoard strives to make our meetings as safe and inclusive as possible for all CU students and community members. We understand that these are dangerous times for undocumented students; the board is always willing to make accomodations if requested.
Meet the Board:
Joining The Board
Would you like to advocate for campus environmental policy, determine funding for innovative sustainability projects, get practical experience, and meet other environmentally concerned students?
If you are interested in joining the Environmental Board, you must attend three consecutive meetings to be approved by the board.
For a summary of selected programs and initiatives funded or implemented by the Environmental Board, see Selected Program Summaries.
Review the meeting minutes from the current academic year.
Bylaws: View the bylaws of the Environmental Board.
Contact the Environmental Board at email@example.com.
Meetings for the Fall 2023 semester are Wednesdays at 6 p.m. (MT) in the CASE building E220. Meetings are open to the public; all are welcome. If you would like to join one of our meetings, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to request the agenda.
In the spring of 2005, students voted to dedicate a portion of student fees to implement on-campus projects incorporating renewable energy, energy efficiency, recycling and waste reduction, and other innovative projects to reduce the campus’ impact on climate and environment. Sustainable CU funds are used for: capital investment, the purchase of infrastructure necessary for the initiatives, installation of capital projects, educational displays related to the capital projects and any other non-staff operating costs associated with the initiatives. Environmental Board members review Sustainable CU fund applications and decide how to distribute funding.
The Environmental Board accepts small grant proposals on a rolling basis, and accepts large grants during two application cycles – one in the fall semester and one in the spring semester.
Application instructions and examples of previously funded projects can be found at Sustainable CU.