Students work in the former recycling facility on campus.

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.

Aluminum water bottle by Ball Company as shown during the CU-Nebraska game on Sept. 7, 2019.

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.

A person recycling a can at CU Boulder

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.

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How to save money by living green

Feb. 12, 2020

Living sustainably often comes with an added bonus—saving money! Here are five ways to lower your costs by living green.

Nicole Walker

Writing about sustainability with Nicole Walker: A reading, workshop and presentation

Feb. 6, 2020

The Program for Writing & Rhetoric welcomes Nicole Walker, noted creative nonfiction writer on sustainability, to campus on Feb. 6 and 7. Walker will do three events. Each is free and open to the public.

Aluminum water bottle by Ball Company as shown during the CU-Nebraska game on Sept. 7, 2019. (Photo by Glenn Asakawa/University of Colorado)

Have an innovative, sustainable idea? Join the CU President’s Sustainability Solutions Challenge

Feb. 4, 2020

Registration is now open for the challenge, which features individuals and teams pitching ideas and competing for a $2,000 grand prize to be awarded on April 22.

A student studies in front of Baker Residence Hall at the University of Colorado Boulder. (Photo by Casey A. Cass/University of Colorado)

6 things you can do to be more sustainable

Jan. 22, 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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Your green holiday gift guide

Dec. 10, 2019

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

Joshua Tacca at computer

Grad student helps make prosthetic sockets out of recycled plastic

Nov. 18, 2019

Josh Tacca, a doctoral student in mechanical engineering, worked with prosthetists in Quito, Ecuador, last summer making prosthetic sockets using a 3D scanner and recycled plastic bottles.