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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.

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.

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10 recent CU Boulder research, education stories that are changing the world

April 21, 2020

In honor of Earth Day, we're highlighting some of our highest impact stories of late. In the research and academic spheres, CU Boulder community members are delving into everything from drought emergency strategies to building materials that come alive (in a good way) with the help of bacteria.

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Environmental Center celebrates 50 years of students in action

April 21, 2020

The E-Center has helped CU Boulder lead in sustainability among universities nationally throughout the decades. Student ingenuity and passion, supported by staff members, has proven to be a successful model.

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Take the Sustainable Buffs Pledge

April 21, 2020

Being a sustainable Buff is something we can do wherever we are, at any time of the year. This Earth Day, consider joining together with your fellow Buffs to take the Sustainable Buffs Pledge.

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Join the sustainable solutions pitch night on April 13

March 5, 2020

The CU President’s Office invites students to present their ideas for sustainable innovations and solutions in competition for cash prizes. Registration to compete in the event is open through March 9. Participants do not need an existing team or idea to register.

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Earth Day 2020: Share your sustainability-related research and innovations

March 5, 2020

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, the campus community is invited to share and learn about the wide array of sustainability leadership and accomplishments at CU Boulder. Get involved!

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Interested in eating more plant-based? Tips and recipes to try

Feb. 26, 2020

Eating a plant-based diet doesn’t mean eating a salad for every meal! Here are some tips for incorporating meatless meals into your life and three delicious recipes to try.

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Facilities Management accelerates compost collections expansion

Feb. 12, 2020

The plan to integrate compost collections into all campus buildings by summer 2022 represents another important step toward the campus's goal of achieving a 90% waste-diversion rate by 2025.