SustainableFutures and Earth Week Events

March 31, 2021

Have you ever wondered how the world is interconnected? We have no throwaway people or places, everyone has a place in the world. So when we celebrate Earth Day we really in a sense celebrate life and the awesome interconnectedness of our home planet that allows all of us to...

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PIPs Rewards at CU Boulder is sunsetting

March 30, 2021

Spring 2021 is your last chance to take advantage of the PIPs Rewards app at CU Boulder . The last day to earn PIPs will be May 15, 2021. PIPs can be redeemed for all rewards before July 1, 2021. Make sure you’re earning PIPs for recycling, composting, riding your...

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Securely store your bike this summer

March 20, 2021

Are you leaving Boulder for the summer but can't take your bike? The CU Bike Program will store it in a secure, covered location for the entire summer for only $20! Stored bikes will be available for pick-up during the first week of Fall 2022 classes. Bikes left locked to...

Eco Careers Conference

Eco-Careers Conference

March 11, 2021

University of Colorado Boulder Environmental Center is a proud sponsor of the National Wildlife Federation’s annual EcoCareers Conference , held entirely online on April 7 and 8, 2021. As students, faculty, or staff of CU Boulder, your conference registration fees are waived! Sign Up Here to get Fees Waived This...

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Last call for Campus Sustainability Award Nominations

Feb. 27, 2021

The annual CU-Boulder Campus Sustainability Awards program is accepting nominations. Outstanding efforts make CU’s successful and challenging approaches to attaining sustainability possible, and awardees exemplify CU’s continuing efforts to become a sustainable institution. The University of Colorado wishes to recognize outstanding individuals and departments who demonstrate a sincere commitment to...

Sustainable Solutions Challenge

Sustainable Solutions Challenge - Win $1000 for your Sustainability Idea

Feb. 19, 2021

Do you have an idea for making our campus more sustainable? Do you want to make positive change in our campus community? Be a part of the Buffs Sustainable Solutions Challenge! Last spring, CU Boulder students competed in a campus-wide pitch competition with proposals to help make our campus more...

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Gain leadership experience on the Environmental Board

Feb. 1, 2021

The Environmental Center was founded by students in 1970 and is still overseen by students on the Environmental Board (affectionately known as the E-Board), along with CUSG and Student Affairs. Joining the board is a great way to get involved with sustainability at CU Boulder and beyond. The Environmental Board...

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EcoBuffs DIY EcoKit: Life Tools for Sustainability

Jan. 27, 2021

Daily actions and life habits all add up, leading to a larger impact that is multiplied by the sheer size of a population. If you think of recycling one aluminum can, it doesn’t sound like much. But if you think of everyone on the entire CU campus each recycling one...

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An MLK Jr. Day message from the Environmental Board

Jan. 18, 2021

As the nation’s largest and oldest student run center of its kind, the CU Boulder Environmental Center has championed environmental advocacy on our campus for the past 50 years. However, neither the history of our center, nor the history of environmentalism in the United States, exists outside of the context...

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Creating a sustainable lifestyle one habit at a time

Jan. 15, 2021

Statistically speaking, if you made a New Year’s Resolution this year, you’ve probably abandoned it by now. Like anything else you want to achieve or become, building a sustainable lifestyle is best approached as a set of habits to be built incrementally, not one quick overhaul. Get started on the...