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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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Campus Sustainability awards announcement 2022

The 25th annual awards program recognizes outstanding individuals and departments who demonstrate a sincere commitment to continuing the CU Boulder tradition of leadership and student participation in campus sustainability. This year, there are eight campus sustainability awardees.

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Finalists announcement for The President’s Sustainable Solutions Challenge!

The President’s Sustainable Solutions Challenge is a system-wide program to encourage student-led innovation in sustainability on CU campuses. At the SSC Pitch Night on April 14, our five finalists will be presenting their ideas for improving environmental quality, resource efficiency, and social equity on campus in front of a panel of judges and an audience of community members.

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CSAs: Fresh Food for Communities and the Environment

April 6, 2022

The term CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture.

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Campus teams present innovative solutions to fight climate change, win funding

Imagine a world where shoppers can purchase “methane free” certified beef at the grocery store, landfills are no longer needed and cheese puffs come packaged in bags containing no plastic whatsoever.

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AI Robotics in Recycling

April 6, 2022

Each year, over 90 million tons of recyclable material end up in United States’ landfills. The inefficiency of the recycling system in the U.S. is largely due to contamination , or the disposal of non-recyclable materials into the recycling stream. It is estimated that, on average, 1 in every 4...

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Loving the Earth While Dealing With Climate Anxiety

April 6, 2022

Many college students seek an active lifestyle when choosing to come to CU. Having these hobbies is only one part of our appreciation for Mother Earth, with the beauty of exploring and protecting our environment becoming an even bigger passion for these like-minded people.

3-17-22 EC Staff Update

March 16, 2022

3-17-22 Staff Update In this message: Staff Info Spring Break work at the campus Recycling Operations Center (ROC) Submit your timesheet before Spring Break ! E-Center spring break hours More E-Center job openings announced: Sustainable Transportation Assistant, Bike Mechanics , Greek Greek Fraternity Coordinator, and Ralphie's Green Stampede Sports Sustainability...

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How to Have a Sustainable Spring Break

March 15, 2022

Spring break is just around the corner… are you ready! More importantly, are you thinking about how to make your spring break more sustainable so that we can keep celebrating this break from class for generations to come?

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It May Be Uncomfortable, But We Need to Talk About It: The Animal Agriculture Industry and Zero Waste

March 15, 2022

The animal agriculture industry is the leading cause of most environmental degradation that is currently occurring. These detrimental effects happen due to overgrazing, habitat loss, overfishing, and more. We are currently in the next mass extinction and animal agriculture is only fueling this catastrophe. Waste in the meat industry, too,...