Energy conservation is a valuable practice that advances CU Boulder’s sustainability goals for students, faculty and staff. When we all do our part to use less energy and invest in energy-saving habits, we benefit ourselves, our community and our world. Plus, small actions can lead to significant financial savings over time.
Here are five ways to incorporate energy conservation into your daily activities.
Join the AWorld app Energy Challenge
Last spring, CU Boulder partnered with the AWorld app from ActNow to promote sustainability for our campus community. The app can help you implement and track sustainable habits by providing personalized carbon footprint analyses, educational journeys with habit suggestions and demonstrating the impact of your changes.
Schedule an EcoVisit
The Environmental Center offers EcoVisits for students, faculty, staff and city of Boulder residents. You can schedule an EcoVisit for an off-campus residence, residence hall room or on-campus apartment. The EcoVisit includes a visit from a student member of the EcoVisit team where they will share ways to reduce your energy usage, like these:
Plan for cooler temperatures
As the weather cools, the cost of heating your space can increase. You can take steps to reduce energy use during the winter months.
Use sustainable transportation
Boulder is the perfect place to use sustainable transportation. With miles of walkways and bike paths, convenient public transporation and electric charging stations, you can easily choose a sustainable way to get around campus and the city.
Learn more about energy conservation
Take the time to learn more about how you can practice sustainability through energy conservation. There are many ways to incorporate energy-saving strategies and other sustainable actions into your daily routine. From small acts, like walking to nearby destinations instead of driving, to larger investments, like purchasing an electric vehicle or installing solar panels, you can make a difference in climate justice.
The Environmental Center offers many resources and programs to support sustainability at CU Boulder and beyond. You can get involved through volunteering, an on-campus job, downloading the AWorld App and much more.