Ecosocial Innovation for the 21st Century: A Panel Event

Nov. 30, 2015

Join the Biomimicry Club for a panel discussion featuring young changemakers in the community who are at the front lines of revolutionizing educational, environmental, and social structures. The panelists are: SarahDawn Haynes, Director of Student Engagement for the The CU Environmental Center Kate O'Flaherty, Founder of NedCompost (Nederland Compost and...

2016-2017 Available Student Positions

Nov. 15, 2015

Applications are now being considered for academic year 2016-17 student employment with the CU Environmental Center! Priority application deadline August 9th. See full list of expected openings, job descriptions, start dates, additional job information, and link to the application form here! The University of Colorado Environmental Center serves as a...

Moving Out?

Aug. 30, 2015

"Give-and-Go" Donation Drive for On-Campus Residents Housing & Dining Services partners with the Environmental Center each year to create the Give and Go Donation Drive. The items collected are given to various local charities including Salvation Army, Globe Med, Boulder County Homeless Shelter, Emergency Family Assistance and Community Food Share...

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Farmer’s Market Tour: New Student Welcome event

Aug. 24, 2015

Saturday, August 29th 10:00 am Visit and learn about Boulder’s weekly farmer’s market, and how to get involved with the local organic food movement. Meet at the at the south side of the UMC with your student bus pass, we will take the SKIP bus to the downtown Farmer’s Market...

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Dr. Carol Kearns and Dr. Diana Oliveras

Aug. 19, 2015

Since 2001, Dr. Kearns and Dr. Oliveras have been conducting surveys of bees in Boulder County, and they are still going strong. In 15 years, they have: identified differences in bee populations in remote versus urban environments of Boulder County, identifying seven quantitative environmental variables relating to urbanization; conducted a...

Ryan Heiland

Aug. 19, 2015

yan Heiland attributes his inventive spirit to his family. "They were all farmers, so I think I have that innate ability to dream up wanting to do something in some way and then just figuring out a way to do it." The 13-year employee at CU-Boulder, an assistant manager of...

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Michael Kodas, Environmental Journalist

Aug. 19, 2015

Theft, assault, sabotage and a suspicious death-it's not a description you'd expect to hear about Mt. Everest. It certainly wasn't what Michael Kodas had imagined when he went there as part of an expedition to write about a husband and wife who had climbed the world's highest peak 15 times...

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Elizabeth "Bets" McNie, PhD

Aug. 19, 2015

CU Environmental Center staff member Taylor Cannon interviewed Dr. McNie about her life, career and passions for this issue of the Monthly Newsletter. Dr. McNie is a Research Scientist with the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences and the Western Water Assessment at the University of Colorado at Boulder,...

2016 Sustainability Awards!

Aug. 18, 2015

CU-Boulder’s annual sustainability awards program started in 1997. Outstanding efforts make CU-Boulder’s successful and challenging approaches to attaining sustainability possible. The long list of awardees over the past 20 years exemplify CU-Boulder’s continuing efforts to be a leader in sustainability. For more information on the awards program or on the...

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Campus Pollinator Garden

Aug. 18, 2015

Originally Published: April 18, 2015 In the summer of 2014, CU-Boulder installed the University’s first landscape designed for and dedicated to pollinators. The landscape consists of barberry, currant, monarda, spirea, rudbeckia, yarrow, gooseberry, catmint, and lavender- all of which should tolerate and beautify the roadside conditions. The first phase was...