Aluminum water bottle by Ball Company as shown during the CU-Nebraska game on Sept. 7, 2019.

Earth Day 2020: Share your sustainability-related research and innovations

March 5, 2020

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, the campus community is invited to share and learn about the wide array of sustainability leadership and accomplishments at CU Boulder. Get involved!

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Facilities Management accelerates compost collections expansion

Feb. 12, 2020

The plan to integrate compost collections into all campus buildings by summer 2022 represents another important step toward the campus's goal of achieving a 90% waste-diversion rate by 2025.

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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.

Nicole Walker

Writing about sustainability with Nicole Walker: A reading, workshop and presentation

Feb. 6, 2020

The Program for Writing & Rhetoric welcomes Nicole Walker, noted creative nonfiction writer on sustainability, to campus on Feb. 6 and 7. Walker will do three events. Each is free and open to the public.

Aluminum water bottle by Ball Company as shown during the CU-Nebraska game on Sept. 7, 2019. (Photo by Glenn Asakawa/University of Colorado)

Have an innovative, sustainable idea? Join the CU President’s Sustainability Solutions Challenge

Feb. 4, 2020

Registration is now open for the challenge, which features individuals and teams pitching ideas and competing for a $2,000 grand prize to be awarded on April 22.

Joshua Tacca at computer

Grad student helps make prosthetic sockets out of recycled plastic

Nov. 18, 2019

Josh Tacca, a doctoral student in mechanical engineering, worked with prosthetists in Quito, Ecuador, last summer making prosthetic sockets using a 3D scanner and recycled plastic bottles.

Students sorting recycled materials on campus

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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Do good and earn rewards with PIPs

Oct. 31, 2019

Did you know you could earn gift cards and discounts when you recyclen or refill your water bottle? With the Positive Impacts Points program faculty, staff and students are rewarded for actions that benefit the environment, personal well-being and the community.

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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.