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3 things to know about composting on campus

Oct. 9, 2019

At CU Boulder, composting is easy, convenient and great for our environment. Here are some tips for what and where to compost on campus.

Boulder Farmers Market

Easy ways to eat local

Sept. 18, 2019

With 95% of students wanting to lower their carbon footprint, choosing locally sourced food can help. Here are some ways you can eat sustainably, both on and off campus.

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4 ways to up your sustainability game

July 24, 2019

If you’ve made some sustainable changes in your life and are ready to step up your involvement, here are some ways to start.

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Tips for visiting local farmers markets

June 25, 2019

No matter where you are this summer, a farmers market is a great way to score delicious, affordable and local food. Here are some tips to make the most of your trip.

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Sustainable Buffs: Your end-of-the-year checklist

April 10, 2019

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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5 reasons you should volunteer this year

March 20, 2019

Many benefits come with donating your time and talents to causes that are important to you. Whether you have a free afternoon, weekend or time during the summer, here are five reasons you should volunteer.

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Sustainable Buffs: Save time and earn rewards with new habits

Jan. 29, 2019

Many of us have goals to be more sustainable, but sometimes it can be difficult to know where to begin or what we can do to help. Here are a few tips to help build sustainable habits this year.