From our largest solar installation to faculty presentations to students attending a zero waste conference to the MMT College Pass Program, this newsletter is jam packed with information, photo features and ways to engage in sustainability initiatives at UCCS. 

Join us in making UCCS more sustainable!
Moving Forward Together: UCCS 1st Sustainability Summit 

Th, Nov. 30th, 10am-1pm, UC 303
  • Hear from campus members who are taking initiative to make their departments more sustainable
  • Get the latest updates on the Compass Curriculum with regard to sustainability general education requirements
  • Learn how the Sustainable Development minor has changed
  • Hear from students who have completed life changing sustainability projects
  • Contribute your ideas on how we continue to move forward together on sustainability at UCCS
Local, seasonal lunch will be served for those who register.    RSVP Here
Bike Month Challenge highlights benefits

Faculty, staff and students who bicycled to campus in September burned more than 31,500 calories and prevented more than 700 pounds of noxious gases from entering the atmosphere, according to the Office of Sustainability.

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Campus to harness sun to power Gallogly Events Center

A new solar power system atop University Center and Gallogly Events Center will make Gallogly a "net zero" power user.
Greenwood to present at local church

Daphne Greenwood, professor, Economics Department, will present "Work and Pay in a Sustainable Economy" at 9:45 a.m. Nov. 19 at First Congregational Church, 20 East St. Vrain Street, Colorado Springs.

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Green Action Fund - Spring Deadlines

Thinking about proposing a project to help reduce UCCS' carbon footprint? Here are the deadlines to help frame your proposal timeline:

Large Grant
Wed, March 14th

Small Grant, Research Seed, Conference Grant -Wed, April 4th


This semester, Green Action Fund granted me the opportunity to attend my first conference. 1,700 miles from home, Philadelphia's Temple University gave me the chance to interact with 500 other individuals passionate towards sustainability.

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UCCS partners with Zipcar to offer campus car sharing

UCCS launched a new partnership with Zipcar, the world's leading car-sharing network, Aug. 28, to offer a car-sharing program on campus.

Students to ride city bus for free

UCCS students can ride any fixed-route Mountain Metro bus for free this fall and spring as part of a new pilot program.

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Grain School 

Learn how to grow, harvest, mill, cook, bake and brew with heritage grains in this three-day workshop!

Sustainability spring courses

Incorporate sustainability into your course selection. Check out these that are offered Spring 2018!
Photo feature: 4th annual Creek Week

More than 30 students, faculty, and staff participated in this year's Creek Week clean up Oct. 4.  Volunteers collected 41 bags of trash, one chair, and a grocery cart from a segment of the Fountain Creek Watershed - adopted by UCCS through the Colorado Springs Adopt-a-Waterway Program.

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GoalZero Recycling

Transform your recyclable materials into meals for people who need them. It's free to you and it helps our community. Free public drop-off.

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Recycling Assistant - Student Position Available in Sustainability Office

Do you enjoy working with up-beat folks in a collaborative space? Do you enjoy being outdoors? Apply for the Recycling Assistant position!

Ozone Garden at UCCS Collects Ground-Level Ozone through Citizen Scientists

The Ozone Garden is a student-run, Green Action Funded project located in the front yard of the Sustainability Demonstration House that collects data for the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder, CO. NCAR collects data from multiple sites across Colorado to measure the effects of ground-level ozone on plant life.

Colorado Springs Food Rescue

Colorado Springs Food Rescue needs your help! Every $10 donation from folks under the age of 36 gets us one step closer to the $3,000 young donor prize. Donate to the IndyGive! campaign today and support a local organization fighting for food systems change in our community. 

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