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How sustainability can save you money

Feb. 15, 2023

Incorporating environmentally-friendly habits doesn't have to require significant changes. Small actions can make a big difference, sustainable habits are good for the planet and many also offer excellent ways to save money.

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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.

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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!

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5 simple ways to be more sustainable

Jan. 31, 2023

Many of us have goals to be more sustainable, but 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.

Student Eco Rep gives a tour of a greenhouse on campus

Sustainability at CU Boulder for everyone

Jan. 31, 2023

CU Boulder is known for its focus on sustainability. As part of the campus community, you can participate in the culture of sustainability. You can find ways to join in at the Environmental Center and support other campus initiatives at the level of participation that works for you.

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Your green holiday gift guide

Nov. 29, 2022

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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Tips for greening your living space

Nov. 7, 2022

Greening your living space means taking attainable steps to improve the environmental impact of your residence. Here are some tips for making sustainable choices wherever you live to reduce your carbon footprint.

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The do’s and don’ts of campus composting

Sept. 13, 2022

Get tips to follow campus compost guidelines: what you can compost, where you can compost and more. Do your part to ensure healthier compost.

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Tips to make your bike commute a breeze

Aug. 24, 2022

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.

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Tips for biking this summer

June 9, 2022

Summer is a great time to ride your bike, whether you’re looking to get some exercise or commute sustainably. With Bike to Work Day coming up on June 22, here are some tips for biking this summer.