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How to save money with sustainable choices

April 12, 2024

Sustainable habits benefit the planet, but many also offer excellent ways to save money. Here are small actions that can make a big difference.

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Your end-of-year checklist

April 5, 2024

If you plan to move soon, this is a great time to prepare. Whether you live on or off campus, here’s a checklist to help you wrap up the end of the year.

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5 tips for a sustainable spring break

March 8, 2024

You can make sustainable choices this spring break to help you save money, protect the environment and live with intention. Learn more.

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Tips to make winter biking a breeze

Feb. 1, 2024

Biking to campus is a great way to get exercise and practice sustainability, even during the winter months. Get tips and celebrate Winter Bike to Work Day with the rest of the Boulder community by riding to campus on Feb. 9

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Your green holiday gift guide

Nov. 28, 2023

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.

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Sustainable Buffs cutting carbon through challenge using AWorld app

Oct. 24, 2023

With a challenge running through Dec. 1, the AWorld app allows students, faculty and staff to weave sustainability into their everyday lives and track their impact.

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5 ways to conserve energy and save money

Oct. 20, 2023

Energy conservation is a valuable practice that advances CU Boulder’s sustainability goals for students, faculty and staff, and saves you money. Check out five ways to incorporate energy conservation into your daily activities.

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Tips for eating more whole plant-based foods

Oct. 10, 2023

Eating less meat and dairy can benefit the environment and your health. There are many on-campus dining options to make it easy to transition your food routine and include more plant-based items.

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Ways to get involved with sustainability

Sept. 18, 2023

Find ways to participate in our campus culture of sustainability, from signing the Sustainable Buffs Pledge to getting involved with one of the Environmental Center's many programs.

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Tips to make biking a breeze

Aug. 28, 2023

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