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Student walking their bike toward a rack on campus

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.

Volunteers helping students move out of residence halls.

Students give big at the move-out donation drive

May 19, 2023

Each year, move-out produces tons of unwanted items headed for the landfill as students pack up to return home for the summer. CU Boulder implemented a solution to reduce waste and promote sustainability and generosity. Instead of trashing items, students participated in the Give & Go Donation Drive.

The recycling processing facility on the CU Boulder campus.

Office spring cleaning tips for faculty and staff

May 18, 2023

With the end of another academic year, you may be looking to do some spring cleaning around the office. As you start to declutter desk drawers and other office spaces, the Environmental Center has tips to help you make the most of your spring cleaning.

Man putting item in a recycling bin.

Track your sustainability impact with the AWorld app

April 25, 2023

CU Boulder has partnered with the AWorld app from ActNow, the United Nations’ campaign for individual action on climate change and sustainability. The app allows students, faculty and staff to weave sustainability into their everyday lives and track their impact.

People converse at the 2023 Campus Sustainability Summit.

4 takeaways from the 30th Campus Sustainability Summit

April 25, 2023

The time to act is now, and CU Boulder can lead the way. This was the theme of the 30th Campus Sustainability Summit held April 19–20. Here are the top takeaways from this year’s summit.

person shopping at a grocery store

Advice from Sustainable Buffs on being a conscious consumer

March 16, 2023

We can all practice sustainability by paying attention to how we consume products and spend our money. But it isn’t always easy to understand what products and practices positively support our environment. Learn how to be a more conscious consumer.

Students line up outside Alferd Packer Grill

March menus at Alferd Packer Grill to show environmental impacts

Feb. 28, 2023

Environmental Buffs at the Alferd Packer Grill will be able to study menus at each station displaying a carbon label next to their respective dish or ingredient. These labels will be colored either red, yellow or green, indicating the environmental impact of the ingredient or dish.

Two people rolling recycling bins on campus

How being sustainable can boost your hirability

Feb. 27, 2023

Practicing sustainability offers many benefits for your future. Not only are environmentally-friendly practices and activities beneficial for the planet, but participating in programs, organizations and other opportunities tied to sustainability can help you with your job or internship search.

People participating in Bike to Work Day

Biking tips for winter Bike to Work Day

Feb. 6, 2023

Biking to campus is a great way to get exercise and practice sustainability. Celebrate Bike to Work Day on Feb. 10 by riding to campus, and get free food at the Environmental Center breakfast station.

Lightbulbs in the ground

Join the Sustainable Solutions Challenge

Feb. 2, 2023

Do you have an innovative idea for making our campus more sustainable? The President’s Sustainable Solutions Challenge launches on Feb. 11 with the accelerator workshop and wraps up at the Sustainability Summit in April. See your idea come to life and win up to $1,500!