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Save the date: 2022 Solutions Showcase is coming April 21, 2022

April 8, 2022

On April 21st, CU Boulder will showcase research, programs, and innovations related to sustainability, climate, and the environment throughout campus. Faculty, staff and students are invited to share, learn, and celebrate the wide array of sustainability leadership and accomplishments at CU Boulder. The Summit is open to all CU Boulder...


Free staff access to Global Sustainability Conference - October 12-14, 2021

Sept. 13, 2021

We are pleased to announce that all CU Boulder faculty, staff and students will have full access to the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education’s (AASHE’s) virtual Global Conference on Sustainability in Higher Education (#GCSHE).

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Sweet swag! Get some CU branded swag and learn about Zero Waste on campus.

Sept. 13, 2021

Groups of 4 to 12 are welcome for a one hour presentation and tour. With school back into in-person mode, we are all noticing how our habits have been disrupted over the past year and a half. As we increase our on-campus presence, and once again strive to reach our...

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Second Annual Buffs Sustainable Solutions Challenge announced for Spring 2021

Nov. 19, 2020

Do you have an idea for making our campus more sustainable? Do you want to make positive change in our campus community? Be a part of the Buffs Sustainable Solutions Challenge!

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Facilities Management accelerates compost collections expansion

Feb. 18, 2020

CU Boulder Facilities Management has accelerated its efforts to integrate compost collections into all campus buildings by summer 2022, representing another important step toward the campus's goal of achieving a 90% waste-diversion rate by 2025.

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CU Green Labs Awards & Call for Nominations

Feb. 6, 2020

Nominate lab members (students, staff or faculty), an individual lab or teaching lab, a collaborative effort between labs and/or individuals, a group on campus, or a department for their outstanding commitments, efforts, and actions to benefit conservation in campus laboratories and to advance the culture of sustainability in the science...

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Campus Sustainability Awards - Call for Nominations

Feb. 6, 2020

Nominate outstanding individuals and departments who demonstrate a sincere commitment to transforming the CU Boulder campus into a living laboratory for sustainability through innovation that directly reduces the university's ecological footprint, enhances social equity and cohesion in the campus community or integrates sustainability into the culture of our local communities...

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President's Sustainable Solutions Challenge - Information Session February 18

Jan. 15, 2020

The 50th Anniversary of Earth Day and the CU Environmental Center will be celebrated on April 22nd and will include the award of a $2,000 grand prize for the first CU President’s Sustainable Solutions Challenge (PSSC). PSSC is a competition series that seeks to encourage student led innovation in sustainability...


CU Boulder hosts successful I2SL Conference Extension

Nov. 18, 2019

On October 23 and 24, CU Boulder hosted a successful conference extension of the International Institutue for Sustainable Laboratories (I 2 SL) 2019 Annual Conference held in Denver October 20-23.

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Quiz: how green is your lab?

Sept. 24, 2019

Is your lab full of sustainability champions or single-use scientists? Use our quiz to find out.