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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.

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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.

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Call for Campus Sustainability Award and Green Labs Award Nominations

Feb. 8, 2019

Do you know an individual, department, office, or lab on campus that has gone above and beyond in their duties to make sustainability happen on the CU Boulder campus?

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CU Boulder is selected as the overall winner of the Pac-12 Zero Waste Challenge

Feb. 8, 2019

One of the core pillars of Pac-12 Team Green , the Conference today announced that the University of Colorado Boulder has been selected as the overall winner of the “Pac-12 Zero Waste Challenge” for the 2018 football season.

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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.

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5 awareness tips on stormwater pollution

Oct. 25, 2018

State and federal agencies task the office of Environmental Health and Safety at CU Boulder with ensuring everyone on campus does their part to keep our water clean by preventing chemical waste and other pollutants from being disposed of into storm drains and sanitary sewer lines.

STARS

CU Boulder notches STARS Gold

Sept. 5, 2018

Congratulations to all of the Infrastructure and Sustainability staff whose daily work contributes to CU Boulder being recognized as one of the top universities for sustainability in the country.

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New Athletics partnership beams solar savings to CU community

Aug. 20, 2018

Considering solar panels for your home? Significant discounts are available to the Buff community, from season ticket holders to students, staff and others, through a new partnership.

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Healthy Lawns

Aug. 9, 2018

Water, waste and ingenuity ─ these are the ingredients of compost tea. Made by mixing compost and water together, this microbe-based fertilizer drastically improves soil health while managing pests. The tea is distributed through the campus irrigation system, which proved to be a deceptively challenging process that took five years...

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Pac-12 Sustainability Conference To Take Place At CU

May 25, 2018

The second annual Pac-12 Sustainability Conference is set to take place Wednesday, July 11 - Thursday, July 12 at the University of Colorado Boulder. The conference this year will begin with an afternoon tour of the University of Colorado Champions Center on the first day, followed by an opening night...

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