Spooky pumpkin patch

Tips for an affordable, green Halloween

Oct. 30, 2017

Check out great ways to keep your Halloween ghoulishly green, brought to you by the CU Environmental Center.

Small house in the woods with garden

Sustainability workshop introduces carbon emissions inventory

Oct. 25, 2017

In this Oct. 27 hands-on skill building workshop for students, walk away knowing how to assess and calculate a baseline of carbon emissions for a household.

Former Vice President Al Gore

Campus film screening, discussion to explore climate change

Oct. 24, 2017

The Oct. 26 screening of Al Gore's film "An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power" will feature a livestream Q&A with Gore himself and a panel discussion with local experts on climate change.

Sustainability, Energy and Environment Laboratory at CU Boulder

3 campus buildings receive LEED Gold certifications for sustainability

Oct. 20, 2017

The latest certifications bring to 22 the total number of CU Boulder buildings certified LEED Gold or better, either for new construction or major renovations.

Max Robbins, a senior environmental science major from Grand Junction (left) and Thrombin Atwell-Donaghey, a sophomore chemistry major from Boulder tune a bike at the UMC bike station at the University of Colorado Boulder. (Photo by Casey A. Cass/University of Colorado)

Pushing Boundaries: CU Boulder 10th among public schools in sustainability ranking

Oct. 13, 2017

Based on campus data and student feedback on quality of life, career preparation and environmentally responsible practices, CU Boulder is a top "green" school, according to The Princeton Review.

Students work at Recycling Center during campus sustainability tour

CU launches innovative sustainability rewards app

Oct. 11, 2017

What if you were rewarded every time you recycled? CU Boulder has teamed up with PIPs Rewards to beta test an app that lets users earn and redeem points for a wide variety of sustainable behaviors.

Garden produce harvested for the SEEC Cafe

SEEC celebrating new garden with ribbon-cutting Oct. 4

Sept. 29, 2017

Join the Sustainability, Energy and Environment Community for the grand opening of their new community garden, which will serve as a learning landscape and provide fresh food to the SEEC Café.

UPS truck

Campus Distribution Center to handle UPS deliveries starting Oct. 2

Sept. 20, 2017

The Distribution Center will handle most incoming and outgoing UPS shipments, a move designed to decrease traffic congestion and enhance sustainability on campus.

Grounds technician Pedro Vasquez uses a machine that provides hot steam to safely kill weeds

CU Boulder employs steam to control weeds on campus

April 26, 2017

Both Housing & Dining Services and Facilities Management are incorporating into their weed-management practices machinery that uses saturated steam to control weeds in landscape beds and natural areas.

Heidi VanGenderen with cherry blossoms, Thomas Jefferson memorial

Heidi VanGenderen named CU Boulder's first chief sustainability officer

April 20, 2017

The new chief sustainability officer Heidi VanGenderen will be charged with driving a campus-wide vision for sustainability in support of the university’s aspiration of becoming a national model of excellence in the arena.