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A sustainable guide to thrifting

Dec. 15, 2023

Thrifting goes hand in hand with a sustainable lifestyle. With Americans throwing away over 13 million tons of clothing each year, fast fashion and overconsumption lead to excess waste in landfills, carbon emissions from textile manufacturing and depletion of resources. Thrifting promotes sustainability by diverting clothing from landfills for reuse...

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Sustainable Halloween ideas

Dec. 14, 2023

Halloween marks the beginning of the holiday season. However, the excitement of the holiday can make it easy to ignore zero waste and sustainable habits as you decorate and celebrate. Costumes are often bought specifically for the holiday and then never worn again. And candy comes in small, individually wrapped...

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Ways to celebrate Earth Day

Dec. 14, 2023

Earth Day began in 1970 as more people in the United States and across the globe became aware of the environmental impact caused by humans. Before the 1970’s, many people considered air and water pollution a normal and expected part of life. Celebrating Earth Day each year is vital because...

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Sustainable Buffs winter closet clean-out tips

Dec. 12, 2023

Now that the temperatures have dropped and we’ve had our first snowfall of the season, sweaters, cardigans and jackets are go-to items in the wardrobe. These clothing items tend to take up more space, potentially crowding your closet. That makes this the perfect time to slim down your wardrobe and...

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How fast fashion impacts sustainability

Oct. 2, 2023

Did you know that your fashion choices can positively impact the environment? When you choose clothes made with recycled fabrics, you can help save water and lower carbon emissions.


How to identify greenwashing and make sustainable buying decisions

Sept. 27, 2023

As consumers focus more on the environmental impact of products, companies look to cash in by identifying their products as sustainable or environmentally friendly. However, not all brands follow the practices they claim. When businesses falsely promote their products' environmental or sustainable benefits, it is called greenwashing.

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How to rave sustainably: adopting the eco-rave

April 20, 2023

Going to large music festivals, clubs, raves and parties appeals to many people, and after not being able to participate in these large gatherings during the covid-19 pandemic, people are eager to return. PLUR -- Peace, Love, Unity and Respect -- is a common phrase in rave culture; valuing and respecting the earth that you have the privilege of partying on is the best way to spread love. It's important to practice the mantra, “No Planet, No Party."

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Take a step towards sustainable fashion

April 19, 2023

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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Earth Day is a global affair

April 8, 2023

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.

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Lowering your carbon footprint

Jan. 27, 2023

Carbon footprint is something we have all heard about, read about and probably talked about in class, but do we truly understand what it means and its role in our lives? Probably not. According to the Nature Conservatory, carbon footprint is the total amount of greenhouse gasses generated by our...