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Your end-of-year sustainability checklist

April 7, 2021

Whether you live on or off campus, here’s a checklist to help you wrap up the end of the year sustainably.

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How to be an advocate for the environment

March 17, 2021

While election season is over for now, you can still "vote" for the future you want and get involved with issues that are important to you. Here's how you can be an advocate for the things you care about.

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Green meal planning with plant-based foods

March 3, 2021

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.

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Join the Sustainable Solutions Challenge

Jan. 29, 2021

Do you have an idea for making our campus more sustainable? Do you want to make positive change in our campus community? Be a part of the Buffs Sustainable Solutions Challenge. See your idea come to life and win a $1,000 prize!

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Creating sustainable habits

Jan. 28, 2021

If you’re looking to create a sustainable lifestyle, it can help to start with making small changes, rather than attempting one quick overhaul. Here are a few ways to get started with building sustainable habits.

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Your green holiday gift guide

Dec. 14, 2020

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.

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4 ways to save money and conserve energy

Nov. 13, 2020

Conserving energy in our living spaces not only helps reduce carbon emissions but can also save you money. Whether you live on or off campus, here are a few tips to save money and energy this winter.

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Composting 101: Learn the basics

Oct. 7, 2020

Composting is easier than you might think. It has major environmental benefits and is something you can do wherever you are. Get tips for composting at home or on campus.

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6 things you can do to be more sustainable

Sept. 14, 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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6 things to bring to campus this fall

Aug. 12, 2020

You may have some questions about what to bring to campus and how to be ready for the coming semester. The best way to be prepared is to plan in advance. Here are some things to bring to campus this fall.