Pete Newton

Pete Newton Selected as a 2019 DBJ Who's Who in Agriculture

April 18, 2019

Denver Business Journal is preparing its inaugural Who's Who in Agriculture report, honoring 40 accomplished movers and shakers within in the industry that puts food on our plates and pumps billions into the Colorado economy each year. Who's Who in Agriculture recognizes individuals whose position, knowledge or expertise helps guide...

Admitted Students

Prospective Students Attend MENV’s 2019 Admitted Students Weekend

April 18, 2019

Over 60 prospective graduate students descended on the University of Colorado's Sustainability, Energy and Environment Community (SEEC) Building on Friday, April 5 for the 2019 Masters of the Environment (MENV) Admitted Students Weekend. Their arrival marked the second day of the weekend-long event, which featured a film night, information sessions,...


MENV Joins Forces with GOCO to Plan for Colorado’s Recreation Future

April 8, 2019

In a new partnership with Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO), the Masters of the Environment (MENV) Graduate Program will move to the forefront of Colorado’s efforts to manage rapid population growth and its effects on the environment. Through a planning grant, the MENV program will help shape an “All Lands Master...


Youth are changing the game on climate change

March 17, 2019

In the span of just months, children around the world have pushed climate change discussion into the heart of policy debates, the mainstream media and public conversation. Youth-led efforts like the Sunrise Movement, the Youth Climate Strike and the lawsuit Juliana v. United States have grabbed attention. At the forefront...


Luis Benitez leaving outdoor recreation office he built to work for outdoor juggernaut VF Corp

March 6, 2019

Luis Benitez is leaving the Colorado Outdoor Recreation Industry Office after almost four years directing the country’s second-ever office of its kind and establishing the state as the epicenter of the outdoor industry. The mountaineer and former Town of Eagle trustee who united Colorado’s diverse outdoor community, helped land the...


Pushing Boundaries: Student’s fashion blog, magazine add sustainability to style

March 5, 2019

Graduate student Ana Bogusky’s passion for fashion inspired her to launch a style blog where she shares her ideas and outfits styled from clothing and accessories made only in America. Her blog Mrs. American Made is not just about her wardrobe; it also serves as a voice for creating awareness...


Give Goat Meat a Try

March 1, 2019

It's healthier for you and the environment than beef, and it's delicious. So why aren't more Americans eating it? When an abandoned billy goat showed up on BLM land in New Castle, Colorado, Sylvia Ringer, a wildlife biologist for the federal agency, figured he could stay with her while they...


CU Boulder Brainwaves

March 1, 2019

Check out Brainwaves , a podcast exploring big ideas. The show is produced at the University of Colorado Boulder. Subscribe here: Apple Podcasts ; SoundCloud

Vail Capstone

Pushing Boundaries: Vail Resorts aims for zero waste with help from Masters of Environment students

Feb. 19, 2019

Three CU Boulder students in the Masters of the Environment (MENV) graduate program teamed up with Vail Resorts Inc. to help the industry leader reach its commitment to send no waste to the landfill by 2030. In 2017, Vail Resorts announced its Commitment to Zero, a pledge to reach a...

Nederland Capstone

Capstone Spotlight: Developing an implementation strategy for Nederland, Colorado’s 100 percent renewable energy pledge

Feb. 5, 2019

In August 2017 the Town of Nederland, Colorado passed a resolution pledging to derive 100 percent of its electricity from renewable energy sources, making it fourth Colorado municipality to do so behind Boulder, Pueblo, and Aspen. Nederland’s resolution to achieve “100 percent renewables” is indicative of a growing movement among...