The NCAA’s first Division 1 sustainable athletics program was born in 2008 in Folsom Field, home of the Colorado Buffaloes. Since then, the Buffs athletics program has:

  • Zero waste program in all venues

  • Zero net carbon emissions in all facilities

  • Zero net water use in all facilities

  • Zero net-energy football practice facility

  • 1.4 MW of installed solar PV power

  • 4 LEED Platinum buildings

  • Zero waste, car-free tailgating zone

  • Pesticide and fertilizer reducing turf management plan

  • Environmental leadership and professional training programs

  • Award-winning fan engagement programs

Our mission is to create a system in CU Athletics where every trip to the game makes the world a better place and encourages fans to adopt sustainable behaviors at home, work, and play.

Water for the West and Wells Fargo logoWells Fargo

Since 2010, Wells Fargo’s Environmental Affairs team has supported RGS’ Water for the West Program. This effort helps CU conserve water on campus, install low-flow plumbing in are low-income homes, and restore water flows to the Colorado River.

basf logoBASF

Since 2009, the support of the world’s leading producer of biopolymers used in compostable products has steadfastly supported RGS’ zero-waste program.

GoogleGoogle logo

Is proud to partner with RGS to promote Sustainable Transportation around the Boulder area and beyond. By supporting alternative transportation options for the campus and city, Google supports and shares our culture of sustainability.


eco-products logoEco-Products

The nation’s largest producer of compostable food ware has provided the Buffs with supplies and support for the RGS zero-waste program.

Aquafina 'bring your bottle back to life' graphicPepsi

Since 2011, Pepsi Recycling has worked with RGS to significantly increase the recycling rates of Aquafina beverage bottles through their innovative Bring Your Bottle Back To Life campaign. Buff fans are rewarded with custom 100% recycled shirts every time the Buffs score a touchdown in football or make a 3-point shot in basketball.