UCCS Office of Sustainability Newsletter

 February 2015  

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Join us for the following events:
Lift Lounge 7 - 1 PM
Join us as we celebrate the end of CCN with our Unplugged acoustic event! There will be singing, dancing, poetry - anything goes as long as it doesn't require electricity! If you'd like to sign up to perform, email sustain@uccs.edu with your name and performance type.


Berger Hall
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM 
Celebrate green buildings in Southern Colorado and learn how UCCS is advancing Sustainability on campus. Presentation by Linda Kogan, attendees can earn 1 GBCI CE credit, food and drinks will be provided.
Please RSVP: 
SOLE Center
12:00 PM
Decorate yourself and your bike for a ride around campus. Bikes are available for rent through the UCCS Bike Share program.

Introduction to Mountain Biking 
SOLE Center   
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM 

  We'll bike on local trails for a fun day to explore our neighboring open spaces! Come learn how to navigate various difficulties on two wheels. $15 includes instruction and bike/helmet rental. Meet @ SOLE Center


Student Summit
8 PM - 9:30 PM 
University Center 302
Students will be screening a sustainability themed documentary and discussing sustainable culture on campus.

8:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Gallogly Events Center
Join us for the third annual Sustainnovation event to learn more about climate change and what you can do to make a positive impact.

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Sustainability House: A Living-Learning Laboratory



Sunlight in every room - Direct access to our Greenhouse neighbors - Space to grow and include more of the community - A place to display sustainable living - These are just a few of the highlights of the Office of Sustainability's new space. At the start of the Spring 2015 semester, we had the opportunity to move into what once was the Patterson House.


UCCS WINS BRONZE: Bicycle Friendly University


What keeps you from commuting to and around UCCS? Sweating? The Austin Bluffs hill? Weather? Time? As of October 2014, the barrier of limited bike infrastructure has been removed. UCCS has been recognized as a bronze Bicycle Friendly University by the League of American Bicyclists.





Competing to Conserve 


This February marks the beginning of the fifth annual Campus Conservation Nationals competition to reduce energy and water use on college campuses across the nation. This year will be UCCS's third year participating in the competition, and the Office of Sustainability is really working to get everyone in the residence halls involved and educated. 


Growth for the Green Team



As sustainability culture on campus grows, so does our office. Along with our new residence, we've had quite a shift in personnel. With three full-time staff and over a dozen student employees, we're practically bursting at the seams! 
Green Action Fund Update

The Green Action Fund (GAF) was created to reduce the ecological footprint of UCCS and promote sustainable environmental, social and economic values through a variety of student-sponsored projects. The GAF Committee is comprised of only students with one faculty and staff advisor. The committee reviews, rates and approves projects with the intent of creating a more sustainable campus culture. 

  • Large Grant deadline 3/15/15 (any proposal over $15,000)
  • Looking for new committee members. Meetings every other Tuesday, 2pm - 3:30pm
  • Find us on Facebook 
  • Check out our website: www.uccs.edu/gaf
  • Email us question at greenfun@uccs.edu
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