Stay up to date and get involved with the latest sustainability news and events at UCCS and in the Colorado Springs Community.

Join us in making UCCS more sustainable!
UCCS Fuels Success Through Sustainability | Networking Event
Wednesday, December 5th | 5:30-7:30pm
UCCS Sustainability Demonstration House 
12 Cragmor Village Road

Join the Office of Sustainability and the Sustainable Development Minor to engage with alumni, current students, faculty, staff and Colorado Springs community members. There will be a special presentation on the new directions of the Office and experiential learning opportunities.
Spring Courses in Sustainability
  • COMM 4290-5290: Communication, Social Responsibility, and Sustainability
This class will meet every Thursday throughout spring semester,  4:45-7:20 pm, in Columbine 324

Background and Description:  The course offers students the opportunity to explore issues at the intersection of business, professions, and today's world, with special attention to efforts to make organizations more responsive to human and environmental needs.  The course has a transdisciplinary reach while being based in communication principles and practices. The 4290 section counts towards the undergraduate minor in Sustainable Development and the Compass Curriculum Sustainability requirement.

  • ECON 3310: Ecological Economics
This class will meet every  M/W 1:40-2:55.

Background and Description: 
Ecological economics is a new way of thinking about natural resources, economic well-being and sustainable development that builds on traditional economics, adding systems analysis, path dependency, and other new tools as well as the latest discoveries in the natural and physical sciences.The course counts towards the undergraduate minor in Sustainable Development and the Compass Curriculum Sustainability requirement.
UCCS Transportation Survey
UCCS Faculty, Staff and Students Please help us to continue measuring the UCCS transportation footprint and travel habits by filling out the annual survey below. 
We are interested in learning more about how you travel to, from and around campus. Your feedback in this 5-7 minute survey will help us improve existing services and create new programs.  

Click here to begin: Transportation Survey 2018
If you experience technical problems with the online survey, please contact me at 719-255-3089 or at
Community Rally

Th, Nov. 15th
University Center

Join us to create a space for healing and solidarity bearing in mind the recent violent and horrific attacks against the Jewish community and the hatred targeting other marginalized peoples including but not limited to the African American, LGBTQ , and undocumented communities. We will gather to share stories, honor ourselves, our loved ones, and to promote peace, gratitude, kindness, and civility.
Exchange your old holiday lights to receive up to $15 OFF new LED strands at ACE Hardware stores
Conservation and Environmental Center
2855 Mesa Rd., Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (except holidays)
Offer good through Dec. 21, 2018

Or attend an exchange event at your local ACE Hardware (12 to 3 p.m.)

Grain School

January 18-20, 2019
PUBLIC FORUM: Saturday, January 19 | Berger Hall 

Revitalizing Food, Communities & Economies in the Rocky Mountain West
Locally grown grains are essential to successful and sustainable local food economies. And it's not just about the environmental impacts - the social, health and economical benefits to our communities are plentiful as well.

MacInnis second at AAG regional meeting for winter storm research

Jana MacInnis, a senior geography and environmental studies student, earned second place in the undergraduate poster competition at the American Association of Geographers' Great Plains/Rocky Mountain Regional Division Fall Meeting Oct. 6 at Kansas State University.

Paid parental leave policy expanded to include classified staff

In response to University of Colorado employees' requests for a paid parental leave benefit for classified staff, the university will deliver this benefit beginning Nov. 1.

Classified staff will be eligible to take 160 hours of paid parental leave. Eligible employees can take four consecutive weeks of paid leave within one year of the birth, adoption or foster placement of a child.

Green Action Fund 

Thinking about proposing a project to help reduce UCCS' carbon footprint? Apply for a Green Action Fund grant!

Deadlines for:

Small Grant, Research Seed Grant, Sustainable Conference Grant:  Thursday, November 15th 

2nd Annual UCCS Sustainability Summit a Success!

More than 100 faculty, students, and staff attended the 2nd Annual Sustainability Summit in Kettle Creek on October 26. Presentations were diverse from across campus and included sharing progress in the areas of curriculum, experiential learning, and research; operations and management of resources; and student advocacy and engagement.

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