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5 simple ways to be more sustainable

Jan. 31, 2023

Many of us have goals to be more sustainable, but it can be challenging to know where to start. Here are five ways to help lower your carbon footprint and be more sustainable in your daily life.

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Your green holiday gift guide

Nov. 29, 2022

Are you exchanging gifts for the holidays? Non-traditional or reusable gifts can help leave a positive impact. Here are a few things to consider for a green holiday season.

Ribbon cutting ceremony for CU Boulder's first two electric Buff Buses

CU Boulder set to deploy first 2 electric Buff Buses

Nov. 28, 2022

Long-awaited battery electric Buff Buses will hit the streets this week, thanks in part to a pair of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Diesel Emissions Reduction Act grants. Two more electric buses are expected to join the fleet by summer 2023.

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Living the values of the Global Climate Summit in the face of humanitarian crisis

Nov. 28, 2022

Chancellor Philip DiStefano and Chief Sustainability Officer Heidi VanGenderen share words of gratitude and excitement as we welcome attendees—locally and virtually—this week for the Right Here, Right Now Global Climate Summit.

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Tips for greening your living space

Nov. 7, 2022

Greening your living space means taking attainable steps to improve the environmental impact of your residence. Here are some tips for making sustainable choices wherever you live to reduce your carbon footprint.

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CU Boulder kicks off development of Climate Action Plan

Oct. 21, 2022

CU Boulder recently launched efforts to develop its Climate Action Plan. The guide will work toward achieving the institution-wide goal of 50% greenhouse gas emissions reduction by 2030 and total carbon neutrality no later than 2050. See who's part of the steering committee.

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Architectural engineering receives zero-energy design designation

Oct. 6, 2022

Among just 17 programs nationwide, CU Boulder's architectural engineering program received this Department of Energy designation as an acknowledgement of its focus on zero-energy design, which means a building produces as much energy as it consumes.

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The do’s and don’ts of campus composting

Sept. 13, 2022

Get tips to follow campus compost guidelines: what you can compost, where you can compost and more. Do your part to ensure healthier compost.

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Tips to make your bike commute a breeze

Aug. 24, 2022

Biking is a great way to get around campus and Boulder, whether you’re looking to get some exercise or commute sustainably. Learning a little bike maintenance, knowing the rules of the road and being prepared can improve your bike ride.

CU Boulder Chancellor Phil DiStefano, left, greets guests and students at the CU Night in Downtown Boulder event at Boulder Theater

University, city host CU Night in Downtown Boulder

July 29, 2022

Chancellor Philip DiStefano and other CU Boulder representatives joined city of Boulder leaders for an event celebrating upcoming partnerships and to share details about the Right Here, Right Now Global Climate Summit.