zero waste

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.

green labs

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...

campus sustainability

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...

President's Sustainable Solutions Challenge

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.

green lab quiz

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.

village dining center greenhouse

Village Center Dining and Community Commons notches LEED Platinum

June 25, 2019

The honor for green building practices gives CU Boulder 28 LEED-certified buildings, including 11 Platinum.

CASE building

CASE building notches LEED Gold for green building excellence

Feb. 14, 2019

The Center for Academic Success and Engagement (CASE), which opened in the heart of CU Boulder’s Main Campus last summer, has been awarded LEED Gold status by the United States Green Building Council.

green stampede

Colorado wins second straight PAC-12 Zero Waste Challenge

Feb. 8, 2019

For the second-straight football season, the Pac-12 today announced that the University of Colorado Boulder has been selected as the overall winner of the Pac-12 Zero Waste Challenge for the 2019 football campaign. Finishing in second place among the overall winner category was the University of Southern California.

trash collection

CU Boulder waste diversion tops 50 percent for first time

Dec. 4, 2018

The tonnage is tallied, and CU Boulder's waste diversion rate eclipsed 50 percent for the first time in school history, with the campus recovering, recycling and reusing more waste than was sent to landfills.