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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.

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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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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 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.

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How to get local produce this summer

May 24, 2022

Getting seasonal and local food is a great way to save money, eat healthy and support your local economy. Here are some tips for finding local food and produce this summer.

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5 highlights from the 2022 Campus Sustainability Summit

April 22, 2022

A year after the Call to Climate Action by Chancellor Philip DiStefano, the 29th Annual Campus Sustainability Summit showcased how the campus community is rising to the challenge.

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Get involved this Earth Day

April 12, 2022

Are you looking to get involved this Earth Day? Earth Day celebrates the birth of the environmental movement in the United States. Learn more about Earth Day and ways you can get involved this month!

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Make friends, live green and learn about sustainability

April 8, 2022

There are opportunities on campus for you to connect with people and organizations to help you live green. Here are some ways to connect with others if you’re interested in sustainability.

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How to eat cheap and make an environmental impact

March 4, 2022

Making more sustainable food choices is not an all or nothing journey. Here are some tips for adding more plants into your diet, as well as ways to save money on your food bill, starting with small changes.