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Environmental Center celebrates 50 years of students in action

April 21, 2020

The E-Center has helped CU Boulder lead in sustainability among universities nationally throughout the decades. Student ingenuity and passion, supported by staff members, has proven to be a successful model.

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Take the Sustainable Buffs Pledge

April 21, 2020

Being a sustainable Buff is something we can do wherever we are, at any time of the year. This Earth Day, consider joining together with your fellow Buffs to take the Sustainable Buffs Pledge.

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How to save money by living green

Feb. 12, 2020

Living sustainably often comes with an added bonus—saving money! Here are five ways to lower your costs by living green.

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Things to know about recycling on campus

Nov. 13, 2019

When recyclable items are put into the correct bin, it helps ensure materials maintain a high quality for the recycling process. Here are some tips for recycling different materials on campus.

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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.

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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.