Published: April 16, 2024

All Buffs and community members are invited to attend the 31st annual Campus Sustainability Summit, which takes place Wednesday and Thursday, April 24 and 25, at the University Memorial Center.

This two-day event presents many opportunities to share, learn about and celebrate the wide array of accomplishments, challenges and new ideas related to sustainability in the CU Boulder community. Sessions and events open to all who are interested include:

Decarbonizing Food Pathways

April 24  11 a.m.–12:15 p.m.  UMC 247
Learn about campus efforts to reduce emissions in the food sector and how the Climate Action Plan culinary strategies could further help. 

Drop ‘N’ Swap

April 24  Noon–6 p.m.  UMC, second floor
Donate and pick up new-to-you items such as clothing, shoes, accessories, outdoor gear, office supplies, housewares, room decor and more. Bring donations to the Environmental Center April 8–23 or on the day of the event.

Student Ideas Showcase

April 24  1–4 p.m.  UMC Glenn Miller Ballroom
Learn about sustainability and climate solutions from CU Boulder students and vote for your favorite. Cash prizes of $10,000 are up for grabs! The awards reception will be held from 4 to 5 p.m.

Why Global Citizenship is So Great, and Maybe Not

April 24  5–6:30 p.m.  UMC 235
Hear Anu Taranath, author of “Beyond Guilt Trips: Mindful Travel in an Unequal World,” deliver an interactive and engaging keynote presentation.

Campus Leadership Forum

April 25  10–11:30 a.m.  UMC Glenn Miller Ballroom
Learn from campus leaders about CU Boulder's current sustainability landscape, opportunities and initiatives to achieve our goals. 

Buffs vs. Plastics

April 25  1–2:30 p.m.  UMC Glenn Miller Ballroom
This panel will explore the impacts of single-use plastics and what CU Boulder is doing to reduce—if not eliminate—this source of waste from campus. 

Innovating Sustainability Education In the Classroom and Beyond

April 25  2:45–4 p.m.  UMC 245
Learn from CU faculty and instructors about innovative approaches to sustainability education both inside the classroom and beyond. 

Campus Sustainability Awards

April 25  4–5:30 p.m.  UMC Glenn Miller Ballroom
Join us at the awards ceremony and reception as we recognize outstanding efforts toward continuing the leadership and legacy of sustainability at CU Boulder. 

See for yourself how Buffs are working to advance sustainability efforts. For more information, visit the CU Boulder Environmental Center website.