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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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Ways to reduce food waste

Dec. 14, 2023

In the United States, 103 million tons of food are wasted annually, with the average person generating one pound of food waste daily. Food waste includes any edible food that is discarded instead of being consumed. While often discussed in climate change conversations, reducing food waste also impacts other areas...

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The power of individual actions: rethinking your carbon footprint

Dec. 12, 2023

The term 'carbon footprint' echoes in our ears as a familiar buzzword, but grappling with how to minimize it can be a daunting task. Seeking support from your community can transform this task into a more accessible and rewarding endeavor.

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CU Boulder's plant-powered protein stations: tasty, green and good for you!

Dec. 12, 2023

Elevate your plate and embrace a greener, healthier lifestyle at CU Boulder! Campus Dining Services is proud to announce the launch of its new Plant Powered Protein stations in the dining halls at the Village Center and C4C.


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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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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Common misconceptions about food waste: what it is and how to reduce it

April 4, 2023

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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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...

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Sustainable habits for 2023

Jan. 27, 2023

The E-Center can help you become a Sustainable Buff! Save money and energy through the cultivation of everyday sustainable habits to start the new year off right.

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Sustainability and fall: recipes for the whole season

Temperatures are dropping, and leaves are starting to change colors, signaling that fall is making its way to campus and Boulder. As it does, many of us will turn to cooking and baking to welcome the new season.