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Campus teams present innovative solutions to fight climate change, win funding

Imagine a world where shoppers can purchase “methane free” certified beef at the grocery store, landfills are no longer needed and cheese puffs come packaged in bags containing no plastic whatsoever.

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What is the ROC? (Yeah, We Do Have On-Campus Recycling.)

March 15, 2022

Did you know that CU has an on-campus recycling facility? The Recycling Operations Center (or the ROC) is an intermediate step in the recycling process between campus buildings and the end markets for recycling.

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Eat Well, Be Well

Regenerative agriculture is a term that has been used over the years; it is best described as the holistic approach to our agricultural system, that focuses on the interconnection between farming and our ecological system.

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Win prizes by riding with BCycle!

Feb. 21, 2022

BCycle is about to hit an exciting milestone… 1 Million BCycle Trips! Which means you can win big!

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Food Pathways Featuring DJ Cavem

Feb. 17, 2022

During this 3-workshop event, peer-mentors will facilitate a series of workshops where the Climate Justice Leadership Alliance and other CU community members (staff, faculty, and ALL students) will have the opportunity to hear from speakers on the direct connection between food and climate justice. To close out the workshop DJ Cavem will be performing Thursday night.

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Save April 21 for Campus Sustainability Summit: Nominate, Present, Attend

Feb. 17, 2022

In 2021, CU Chancellor Phil DiStefano issued the Campus Call to Climate Action . On April 21, 2022, come learn how CU Boulder is answering that call with a showcase of campus research, programs and innovations related to sustainability, climate and the environment.

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Solutions Showcase 2022: The 29th annual Campus Sustainability Summit

Feb. 3, 2022

Open call for exhibitors and presentations due March 16 Showcase your impactful research or program in sustainability and climate at the 29th annual Campus Sustainabilty Summit which takes place on April 21 as the Solutions Showcase 2022 (SS22).

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What the Marshall Fire can teach us about future climate catastrophes

Jan. 27, 2022

Nearly one month after the Marshall Fire became the most destructive and one of the most unique wildfires in Colorado history, CU Boulder researchers from across campus—many of them personally affected by the fire—have pivoted and applied their expertise to the aftermath, hoping to learn from a tragedy in their...

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On a Roll: CU’s cycling community rallies to support Marshall Fire victims

Jan. 25, 2022

For many in the Boulder community, bikes are an important mode of transportation and recreation. No one knows this better than Brandon Smith, assistant director of sustainable transportation at CU Boulder’s Environmental Center, and Clark Rider, sustainable transportation specialist in the campus’s Infrastructure & Sustainability unit.

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President's Sustainable Solutions Challenge

Jan. 14, 2022

In the spring of 2022, the Environmental Center is hosting the third annual President's Sustainable Solutions Challenge , inviting students to present their ideas for sustainable innovations and solutions for the University of Colorado Boulder. To participate, students will create short pitch presentations that address environmental quality, natural resource use,...