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Getting around on campus

Sept. 20, 2021

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 on a bike, skateboard or scooter.

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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...

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Boulder Thrift Store guide

Aug. 1, 2021

Your guide to getting and getting rid of reusable items in Boulder.

Sustainable Solutions Challenge

Five Student Teams Pitch Ideas at 2021 Sustainable Solutions Challenge

April 9, 2021

The Environmental Center hosted the second annual Buffs Sustainable Solutions Challenge at which students presented their ideas for sustainable innovations and solutions for the University of Colorado Boulder campus. The students’ pitch presentations addressed environmental quality, natural resource use, social justice and economic longevity at CU Boulder and were evaluated...

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Congratulations 2021 Campus Sustainability Award Winners

April 7, 2021

The 24th 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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April 22 Campus Sustainability Summit to feature climate action, justice, and equity

April 6, 2021

The Campus Sustainability Summit (CSS) is an annual information-sharing forum which features updates and strategic discussions on engagement, academics, and operations sustainability initiatives. Learn more about and contribute to the latest innovative developments in the legacy of sustainability at CU Boulder. In collaboration with campus partners, CU Environmental Center has...