Participate in the Buffs One Read Book Clubs

the Buffs One Read
Storytelling Contest

All undergraduates are invited to participate.

We are seeking creative expressions that reflect on
your relationship with the natural world.

Details & how to enter

Submissions (written, visual, multi-modal) accepted through January 27, 2023.

Bring the conversation into the classroom

The CU Boulder Buffs One Read fosters intellectual community and cultural exchange among students, faculty, and staff.

It establishes a unifying theme for the year that serves as a basis for classroom discussion, programming, social and civic development, and connection to campus.

The University of Colorado Boulder invites all educators to integrate Braiding Sweetgrass into your courses.

  • Integrate content from our Buffs One Read Community Canvas Course where you can explore summaries of each chapter as well as discussion questions and related resources. The course includes activities and prompts that invite students to delve more deeply into the rich themes of the text.
  • Contact the University Libraries for consultations on integrating Braiding Sweetgrass into your courses. Email to schedule a time to speak with us.
  • View our guide on Braiding Sweetgrass for additional related resources and rich related content.


Resources for educators

Our community Canvas course is open for use - feel free to copy or repurpose

Extend the conversation

Are you going to host your own Buffs One Read event?

Please let us know so we can highlight it on the guide and course. Ask your Events Admin to tag the event in the campus calendar with buffs1read.

Engage and Discuss