Student recycling on campus

5 simple ways to be more sustainable

Jan. 19, 2022

Many of us have goals to be more sustainable. But sometimes 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

Dec. 1, 2021

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.

Youth protesting climate change

CU Boulder, UN Human Rights to co-host global climate summit next fall

Nov. 1, 2021

As the United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties begins in Glasgow, Scotland, CU Boulder and U.N. Human Rights are announcing plans to co-host the Right Here, Right Now Global Climate Summit in 2022.

The events center in Glascow, Scotland. (Photo from PxHere)

What is the COP26 climate conference and why does it matter?

Nov. 1, 2021

Thousands are now gathered for what is known as COP26, a significant international conference on climate change. Countries must decide how they will act to limit global warming to no more than 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit above pre-industrial levels.

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4 winter savings tips

Oct. 19, 2021

As winter approaches, you may spend more money on keeping warm. Get tips from the Environmental Center to help you save money and energy this winter, wherever you live.

Eric Heltne at BCycle bike station

CU IT pro pedals way to top of BCycle leaderboard

Oct. 13, 2021

Almost every day, CU alumnus and information technology professional Eric Heltne rides a BCycle bike to commute, run errands in town and get around campus.

Cyclists check in at the Biofrontiers station by the Jennie Smoly Caruthers Biotechnology Building on the CU Boulder East Campus during the 2019 Bike to Work Day in Boulder. (Photo by Glenn Asakawa/University of Colorado)

Fun, free breakfast burritos to be had at Bike to Work Day Sept. 22

Sept. 21, 2021

CU is celebrating with two breakfast stations. Stop by from 7 to 9 a.m. on Main Campus in front of the Recreation Center or on East Campus at the north side of the Jennie Smoly Caruthers Biotechnology Building for free burritos, trivia, prizes and more.

Student volunteers sort recyclables

Connect with Buffs if you’re interested in sustainability

Sept. 13, 2021

Do you have a passion for reducing your carbon footprint and practicing more sustainable habits? Here are some ways to connect with others if you’re interested in sustainability.

Recyclable materials and cans

CU alum creates robots to sort recyclables

Aug. 25, 2021

Matanya Horowitz's company produces artificial intelligence-aided robots to automate identifying, sorting and processing the myriad items that are collected for recycling—at a rate the company says is twice as fast as humans and 99% accurate.

student biking on campus

6 things to know about biking in Boulder

Aug. 25, 2021

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