1-20-21 Staff Update

Jan. 20, 2021

1-20-21 Update Staff Info Welcome Back! E-Center plans for more in-person fun in Spring Semester All-staff meeting next Thursday, January 28th - see you there online! A call to action from the Environmental Board Work study - what is it? And are you eligible? Sick leave - student staff now...

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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...


Giving This Holiday… Zero Waste Style!

Dec. 14, 2020

Let’s face it...it’s been a really tough year. A lot of people may not have the same means to buy gifts for friends, visit family, etc. The gift of giving back is priceless and meaningful, and may even bring you more joy than your regular holiday traditions. Here are some...


Common Contaminants: Keeping Our Recyclables Recyclable

Dec. 14, 2020

Recycling is an essential pillar of a zero-waste lifestyle. It is virtually impossible in our society not to use cardboard, glass, recyclable plastics, etc. With this material already created and a part of the Earth, it is key to close the waste loop by recycling waste and creating something new...


The Plastic Problem

Dec. 14, 2020

It takes upwards of 1000 years for plastic to decompose . This means every plastic bottle, straw and container that has been thrown away is still intact and somewhere on Earth. The plastic problem is affecting every part of the planet, from the very top of Mount Everest to the...

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How to Have a Sustainable Finals Week

Dec. 10, 2020

As I am sure we all know, finals week can be an extremely stressful time. I know we are all cramming in last-minute studying, and are overall just super busy and preoccupied with other things on our minds. However, I believe that it is essential to remain environmentally-conscious and to...

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Rethink Black Friday and Cyber Monday

Dec. 10, 2020

Black Friday shopping has many unintended consequences to the environment that consumers don’t often think about. It is anticipated that shoppers will spend more during the post-Thanksgiving days than during any other time of the year. This is incredibly worrisome from an environmental mindset because although the intentions behind holiday...

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Support Sustainable Companies This Holiday

Dec. 10, 2020

The holiday season during the coronavirus is coming up, and following it an entire month Black Friday sales, gift buying, gift wrapping, and package delivering. Ignore the commercials urging you to buy the next gadget or spend a ton of money on gifts. Take advantage of sales put on by...


Waste and its Contribution to Climate Change

Dec. 10, 2020

When you think of climate change mitigation and reducing your carbon footprint, you probably think of driving less and turning out the lights; but did you know that organic and inorganic waste that you produce is also a huge contributor to global greenhouse gas emissions? A zero waste lifestyle not...