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Make an Appointment to get a Semester Rental Bike for Fall 2020

Aug. 10, 2020

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Apply by August 10 for 2020-2021 student staff positions

July 17, 2020

The CU Environmental Center seeks committed and qualified students with a passion for sustainability and social justice to work with us in the 2020-2021 school year. Most positions require technical skill and some knowledge of sustainability from 1-2 semesters of previous experience, course work, or training. Work commitments are usually...

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Grieving Black Loss, Honoring Black Leadership

June 3, 2020

We stand with Black Lives. Black Lives Matter. These seem like pretty basic statements—acknowledgements of what should be the most basic of human rights and respect. The environmental movement often finds itself arguing for other basic yet overlooked human rights too—rights to a healthy environment and climate, and free from...

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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...

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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...