America Recycles Day November 15

A Colorado declaration on America Recycles Day

Nov. 17, 2020

Did you know that November 15th is America Recycles Day every year? ARD is a national celebration in which Americans renew their pledge to reduce their waste, reuse as much as possible, and recycle what is left.

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Second Annual Buffs Sustainable Solutions Challenge announced for Spring 2021

Nov. 13, 2020

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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Buff Game Day Packs for a compostable at-home tailgate

Nov. 12, 2020

Ralphie's Green Stampede is providing free Buff Game Day packs with reusable, compostable, and recyclable items before select Buffs home games this season for successful and enjoyable at-home tailgaiting. Drive through to safely pick up your pack. Please wear a face covering and maintain social distancing as possible during pick-up...


Student Arts Program focuses on environmental justice

Nov. 11, 2020

Showcase your Art in the Heart of Campus The Student Arts Program collects original art created by the CU Boulder student community and displays it throughout the UMC and the Recreation Center. This year, the Student Arts Program is collaborating with the Environmental Board and Environmental Center to expand its...

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Join a service project

Oct. 16, 2020

Join the Sustainable Buffs Community by registering for a service project! In accordance with CU Boulder and the city health mandates, we are venturing out into the community in small groups, to support organizations that bring life to Boulder and the front range. A sample of events planned include: Farm...

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FLOWS program is now funded by the City of Boulder

Oct. 15, 2020

FLOWS , Foundations for Leaders Organizing for Water and Sustainability, serves primarily low-income communities with energy and water conservation upgrades and information. This Fall the program is back in action with some exciting news to share. The City of Boulder has funded FLOWS to support the Climate Mobilization Action Plan...

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EcoBuffs - Sign Up for a FREE EcoKit

Sept. 24, 2020

We are ALL Sustainable Buffs and our individual actions add up to make a big impact! The EcoKit can help improve your sustainable habits and also influence those around you!

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Sustainable Buffs Community Discussion Groups

Sept. 22, 2020

For fall of 2020, CU Environmental Center will use two Discussion Courses as a platform for students to learn and connect in an informal self-facilitated setting. Participants choose one of the module options: Choices for Sustainable Living or Seeing Systems. There is a sliding scale participation fee which covers...


Eco-Social Solutions Series

Sept. 21, 2020

Community leaders share strategies and ideas that advance climate action, food security, social justice, and sustainability locally. Come learn about community approaches and leadership as well as core concepts in sustainability and social justice. Weekly series on Thursdays from September 17 to October 29, 5 - 6:30pm Register to attend...

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Grab, Go, & Throw - Zero Waste in the Dining Halls

Sept. 20, 2020

Along with limiting our favorite social interactions over dinner, the current pandemic has shifted us to use disposable serving ware for every meal at the campus Dining Centers. Thanks to CU Dining Services, nearly all of the items that your to-go Dining Center meals are being served with are compostable...