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Join the virtual Global Conference on Sustainability in Higher Education Oct. 20–22

Oct. 13, 2020

For the first time ever, the campus community will have full access to one of the largest stages for exchanging effective models, policies, research, collaborations and transformative actions to advance sustainability in higher education.

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Composting 101: Learn the basics

Oct. 7, 2020

Composting is easier than you might think. It has major environmental benefits and is something you can do wherever you are. Get tips for composting at home or on campus.

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Virtual conference on laboratory sustainability free for campus community

Oct. 5, 2020

CU Boulder students, faculty and staff are invited to attend the International Institute for Sustainable Laboratories (I2SL) annual conference, held virtually Oct. 5–7. Join as many or as few sessions as you would like.

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6 things you can do to be more sustainable

Sept. 14, 2020

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

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Getting to and around campus while physically distancing

Aug. 19, 2020

However you choose to get around, there are a number of ways to commute while physically distancing. Recommendations may continue to evolve, but here are a few tips to help you navigate campus safely.

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6 things to bring to campus this fall

Aug. 12, 2020

You may have some questions about what to bring to campus and how to be ready for the coming semester. The best way to be prepared is to plan in advance. Here are some things to bring to campus this fall.

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How to reduce waste at home

July 22, 2020

Our habits have changed now that we are spending more time at home, and there are things we can do to reduce, reuse and recycle now. Here are some tips for saving money and resources at home.

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Get summer biking tips

July 6, 2020

Summer is a great time to ride your bike, whether you’re looking to get some exercise or commute sustainably. Here are some tips to help you keep your bike in great shape this summer.

Chancellor Philip P. DiStefano

From the Chancellor: Happy 50th birthday to the Environmental Center

April 22, 2020

We were both a lot younger when I started teaching at CU 46 years ago. Now we are both older—and greener. The Environmental Center celebrates its 50th anniversary today as the nation’s first student-led environmental center, founded on the first Earth Day in 1970.

CU Athletics' infinitely recyclable beverage containers.

Athletics’ work helps elevate profile of sustainability

April 21, 2020

CU Athletics have helped lead zero-waste and sustainability efforts among collegiate athletic programs, including construction of four new LEED Platinum-certified buildings and a first-of-its-kind recyclable aluminum cup for gameday use.