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Congratulations Environmental Center student staff class of 2020!

May 15, 2020

The Environmental Center celebrates our Class of 2020 student staff members. Thank you for all of your hard work and dedication! We know you are on to great things! Bike and Bus Program staff Perry Andre Craig Beckfield Akiyoshi Chen Christian Dusbabeck Phoebe Popkin Porter Verfurth Communications, Promotions, Events and...

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Environmental Center offers remote bike repair

April 30, 2020

The Environmental Center is offering free bike maintenance and repair on campus as well as remote DIY maintenance assistance to keep you riding safely! Bike shops are essential businesses and biking is allowed under the Boulder County stay-at-home order. Accessing remote repair on campus Complete the Bike Repair request form...


From the Chancellor: Happy 50th birthday to the Environmental Center

April 22, 2020

We were both a lot younger when I started teaching at the University of Colorado 46 years ago. Now we are both older—and greener. The Environmental Center celebrates its 50th anniversary today—Earth Day—as the nation’s first student-led environmental center, founded on the first Earth Day in 1970. The Environmental Center...


Digital Earth Week 2020 at CU Boulder

April 19, 2020

Join us for a week of digital events to celebrate #EarthDay2020, the 50th Anniversary of the first Earth Day on April 22, featuring a Virtual Town Hall with campus sustainability leaders on Monday, April 20. Events throughout the week offer opportunities to learn and contribute ideas to success in sustainability...

Zero Waste While We Shelter In Place

Zero Waste while we Shelter in Place

April 18, 2020

It’s a strange time, indeed! Along with shifting most of our daily lives, the various “Shelter In Place” orders have also created a shift in our regular waste patterns. Our web page offers a few resources to help address some of the new regular life habits that have changed the...

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Ideas for green campus roofs, food waste reduction take top prizes in first ever Buffs Sustainable Solutions Challenge

April 17, 2020

The CU Environmental Center awarded $1300 to students who pitched their ideas for sustainability innovations on campus in the first ever Buffs Sustainable Solutions Challenge. An audience of CU students, administration, and friends and family watched Monday night as students pitched their ideas to reduce CU’s environmental footprint via Zoom...

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2020 Campus Sustainability Award winners

April 17, 2020

The 23rd annual awards program recognizes outstanding individuals and departments who demonstrate a sincere commitment to continuing the CU Boulder tradition of leadership and student participation in campus sustainability. Awardees exhibit innovation that directly reduces the University's ecological footprint, enhances social cohesion and equity in the campus community, and/or integrates...

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Nine teams will compete in the 2020 Buffs Sustainable Solutions Challenge

April 11, 2020

Nine student teams will compete in the virtual 2020 Buffs Sustainable Solutions Challenge on Monday, April 13 from 5:30-7:30pm MDT. With ideas ranging from improvements to indoor air quality on campus to creating green roofs on some campus buildings, the teams will compete for a $1000 First Place prize determined...

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President's Sustainable Solutions Grand Prize Challenge postponed, Boulder Challenge held remotely

March 23, 2020

The President's Sustainable Solutions Challenge (PSSC) Grand Prize Competition has been postponed to Spring 2021. CU Boulder students can still participate the Buffs Sustainable Solutions Challenge on the PSSC Boulder Pitch Night as scheduled. In accordance with CU-system and individual campus responses to COVID-19, the President’s Sustainable Solutions Challenge has...

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Let's be alone, together

March 18, 2020

The Environmental Center office in UMC 355 and both the UMC and Folsom bike stations are closed for the remainder of the semester. We are all glad to do our part to 'flatten the curve' of the global outbreak of COVID-19. We're all washing our hands, staying home, and following...