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Sustainable Travel for Spring Break

University breaks are right around the corner. Whether traveling 10 miles from campus or 1,000 miles from campus, you can do so sustainably. Here are a few quick tips and tricks that benefit you and the environment!

Sustainability Summit project 2022

Save April 19-20 for Campus Sustainability Summit: Nominate, present, attend

The 30th annual Campus Sustainability Summit invites faculty, staff and students to share, learn and celebrate CU Boulder’s wide array of sustainability leadership and accomplishments and rise to the challenges and goals posed by the Campus Call to Climate Action.

3-22-23 Staff Update

March 21, 2023

3-22-23 Staff Update In this message: Staff Info Paid training opportunity through Friday 3/24: Recycle Like a Buff Zero Waste 101 Canvas Course Paid Zero Waste work during Spring Break: updating compost signs 3/27 and 3/28 Short paid project for somone crafty Save the Thursday after Spring Break: Staff Meet...

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Green Labs Student Staff Highlights (March)

Christian Andrew Wagner is a third-year student majoring in Biochemistry with minors in Chemistry and MCDB. He adrenalizes over discovery and critical thinking. Christian has an affinity for learning from others and enjoys working within a team. His interests include chemical and structural biology, plant-based pharmaceuticals, coordination chemistry applications, and...

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Free 5mL tubes

There is an estimated ~100,000 of 5 ml centrifuge/conical tubes (probably about 75,000 are in foam bases and then 25,000 are just in bags) free to take for anyone interested or in need of tubes for their labs! These new, unused conicals are left from a COVID testing project. Please...

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International Laboratory Freezer Challenge

The International Laboratory Freezer Challenge is a cold storage competition for laboratories run by the non-profit organizations My Green Lab and the International Institute for Sustainable Laboratories ( I2SL ). Compete with labs to improve sample accessibility & integrity, reduce costs, and improve energy efficiency for cold storage in your...

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BioCore Surplus Closet

Visit the BioCore surplus closet located in the Porter Biosciences building, room B435 (4 th floor). That room is available to you and is stocked with a cache of items that may help you (gas regulators, glassware, lab tools, hot/stir plates, Bunsen burners, rings stands and accessories, etc.). Everything in...

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Household Eco-Conscious Living!

Read here to learn about household and lifestyle DIYs that will help you take care of yourself, your home, and other lifestyle necessities. These easy (and fun!) hacks will save you time and money, including utilizing items you may already own.

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The Issues with Greenwashing

With sustainability becoming much more critical to the public than in the past, many brands are changing their business models to be friendlier to the planet- or at least they say they are. This practice is called greenwashing. Greenwashing, specifically, when businesses claim that their products are environmentally friendly without that being the case.

3-14-23 Staff Update

March 13, 2023

3-14-23 Staff Update In this message: Staff Info Tomorrow Wednesday 3/15 How to represent the E-Center (and future employers) Customer Service/ Public Interaction training Paid training opportunity: Recycle Like a Buff - Zero Waste 101 Canvas Course Changes to campus Compost Guidelines! Upcoming Events and Opportunities for Engagement This Saturday...