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Join the Environmental Board, now seeking new members!

Would you like to work directly with students and administrators to catalyze change, advocate for campus environmental policy, determine funding for innovative sustainability projects, get practical experience on an advisory board, and meet other environmentally concerned students? Join the Environmental Board!

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Free access to Global Sustainability Conference for all students, faculty, and staff

We are proud to announce that CU Boulder is an official Host Institution of AASHE’s Global Conference on Sustainability in Higher Education (GCSHE)! We invite you to join us virtually on Oct. 18, Oct. 26, and Nov. 3 at the world’s largest platform for advancing sustainability in higher education and beyond. As a Host Institution, our students, faculty, staff and administrators can all attend for free!

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The do’s and don’ts of campus composting

CU Boulder has been asked by the region’s primary composting facility, A1 Organics, to address what has become a significant challenge for their process—compost contaminated with non-compostable materials. Below are some composting tips to educate yourself on how you can help eliminate compost contamination in our community.

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South African activist Kumi Naidoo named keynote speaker

Kumi Naidoo, a South African activist, Rhodes scholar and former executive director of Greenpeace International, will deliver a keynote speech at this year’s Right Here, Right Now Global Climate Summit in Boulder, Colorado.

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Tips for biking this fall

Biking is a great way to get around campus and Boulder, whether you’re looking to get some exercise or commute sustainably. Learning a little bike maintenance, knowing the rules of the road and being prepared can improve your bike ride.

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CU professor treks to the top of the world to share urgent wildlife and climate message

Aug. 19, 2022

This past May, Joanna Lambert traveled around the globe, met with world leaders and hiked up the world’s highest mountain to speak about how climate change is increasing human and wildlife conflict around the world

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Five Questions with Climate Justice Advocate Mary Robinson

We pose five questions to former President of Ireland Mary Robinson, who is among the featured speakers at the first Right Here, Right Now Global Climate Summit. Former U.N. high commissioner of human rights and author of the 2019 bestseller Climate Justice: Hope, Resilience, and the Fight for a Sustainable...

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June 22 is Bike to Work Day!

Ditch your vehicle, grab your bike and join us Wednesday, June 22, 2022, to celebrate Bike to Work Day. This year’s theme is “Shifting Gears,” and we’re encouraging you to rethink how you get around. Instead of driving, try biking – it’s good for the environment, your health and your wallet.

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Bring on the green chemistry education, please!

Surveying shows that CU Boulder students want access to green chemistry education as part of their chemistry coursework. Since the beginning of Spring 2022 semester, a pilot course has been underway.

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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.