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All the life hacks I really need to know, I learned in an EcoVisit

Strapped for cash and love free things? Do you also like when that free stuff makes things cheaper for you? As a student, I’m constantly looking for ways to save money. Whether it’s shopping from thrift stores, finding free furniture on the side of the road or walking to campus...

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New EC Staff Spotlight: Assistant Director of Energy and Climate Justice

“For students, by students.” At the E-Center, we emphasize the importance for students to feel comfortable and safe to be able to reach out to any of our staff. We also recognize how that can be a bit daunting and scary, especially if you’re not sure who you’re reaching out...

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CU Boulder Green Labs Program featured in Nature webinar

Are you interested in a career in science? Have you considered adding sustainability to your education? The environmental footprint of scientific research on the planet is significant from its large energy usage to the utilization of large streams of single use materials such as plastics and gloves. Recognition of the...

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Help CU Boulder go carbon neutral

Sept. 20, 2021

You can help CU Boulder go carbon neutral, with just a few clicks, by joining the green-tech platform UCapture . This free tool let's you contribute to our school's sustainability goal - and save money while shopping online! How does UCapture work? UCapture gets 30,000+ stores to donate part of...

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Getting around on campus

Sept. 20, 2021

Getting around campus using micromobility Micromobility refers to a range of small, lightweight vehicles which include bicycles, e-bikes, electric scooters, electric skateboards, shared bicycles, and electric pedal assisted (pedelec) bicycles. On an average September day, more than 50% of CU students and staff commute to campus on foot, or riding...

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Conversations with Sustainable Buffs: The web of justice and environment

Sept. 17, 2021

This is not a class, a lecture, or a panel. This is a guided conversation and a place for students who are looking for a like-minded community of peers who are active in furthering their knowledge in the ever-changing world of climate change. It’s about learning how to make the...

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Ralphie's Green Stampede is back in action!

Sept. 17, 2021

Ralphie’s Green Stampede and the CU Environmental Center are excited to welcome fans back to Folsom Field with CU Athletics. With the return of Buff fans for gameday events, RGS needs volunteers to continue the tradition of Folsom Field being the first and longest running zero waste college sports venue...

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Get a FREE EcoKit when you schedule an EcoVisit for your home!

Sept. 16, 2021

The EcoBuffs Team is ready to meet with you for a quick (30min) EcoVisit! We are providing both in-person and virtual EcoVisit options when you sign up. Along with getting a FREE EcoKit, the EcoVisit will provide tips and discussion around sustainable lifestyle habits that you can implement in your...

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Green Chemistry Scholarship builds resumes

Sept. 14, 2021

With today’s job market being highly competitive, students are always looking for the next big thing to make their resume stand out. CU Boulder has a scholarship for an online green chemistry certificate program offered by the University of Washington (UW) looking to fill that need. The certificate courses give...

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Learn about community solutions in monthly Eco-Social Solutions Series

Aug. 24, 2021

Community leaders share strategies and ideas that advance climate action, food security, social justice and sustainability on a local level. Students will gain valuable insights into community approaches and leadership as well as base knowledge of core topics in sustainability and social justice. Sponsored by CU Environmental Center, the Fall...