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.

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5 simple ways to be more sustainable

Sept. 7, 2021

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.

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.

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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.

A melting iceberg in Canada

New climate learning series to examine justice, emotion, action in education

Aug. 20, 2021

A new series of free webinars and an in-person gathering aim to reimagine climate change education for a more just and sustainable world. CU Boulder's Climate Change Learning Series for Educators is uniquely focused on the role of justice, emotion and action.

CU's indoor competition pool

CU’s indoor pool first in US to include phthalate-free liner

Aug. 13, 2021

Originally constructed with tile and grout in 1973, the addition of a phthalate-free liner to CU's indoor competition pool sets a "green" precedent for other competition pools around the country.

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Fleet of e-scooters provides new way to get around east Boulder

Aug. 12, 2021

CU Boulder is partnering with the city of Boulder, Boulder County, the Boulder Chamber, Lime and B-Cycle to launch a new shared micro-mobility program that includes a new e-scooter pilot.

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15 CU staff members receive electric bikes

July 28, 2021

Community Cycles received one of five grants that allowed them to award electric bikes to front-line employees at CU Boulder.

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Chancellor names inaugural members of University Sustainability Council

July 27, 2021

The diverse group of 15 voting members includes faculty, staff and students, with members hailing from departments all across the campus, to help guide campus decision-making around sustainability initiatives and priorities.

CU Boulder compost bin

Compost: A quick win among divertible waste

July 14, 2021

Over the last few months, Facilities Management and Campus Building Services teams, in conjunction with the Environmental Center, have finished installing compost collection bins in nearly all campus restrooms in academic and administrative buildings.