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!
Clean the Stream

Friday, March 23 12:30-2:30pm

Join the Office of Sustainability, Dean of Students and Office of Student Activities as we clean UCCS' adopted waterway! 

For more information and to RSVP, click here. 
Green Action Fund 

Thinking about proposing a project to help reduce UCCS' carbon footprint? You still have time! Deadlines for:

Small Grant, Research Seed Grant, Sustainable Conference Grant:  Wednesday April 4th 

Ent Center Strikes LEED Gold

The UCCS Ent Center for the Arts recently received Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Gold certification, becoming the tenth UCCS building to hold the coveted designation.

Sustainability in Progress - The State of Our Parks 

Wednesday, March 21, 7:30AM-9:30AM

The Peak Alliance for a Sustainable Future is hosting their monthly sustainability speaker series, Sustainability in Progress. 

This month we will hear from Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services, Trails and Open Spaces, and the Pikes Peak Outdoor Recreation Alliance on the state of our local parks and open space. 

Pedal Perks Social Bike Ride

Thursday, March 22 4:00PM - 6:00PM

Join the bicycle community on campus as we take a 14 mile round trip bike ride to The Wild Goose Meeting House. 

Meet at the mountain lion statue at 4pm, and be back to campus by 6pm.
Espresso Yourself Campaign

Help us reduce the number of coffee cups wasted on campus.  Bring your own mug to any UCCS coffee shop and receive a 30 cent discount. 

Be on the lookout for the Espresso Yourself campaign on these days to get free coffee by bringing your own mug! 

Tuesday April 10, 12-2PM
Tuesday April 17, 12-2PM

Help us reduce and reuse, and then recycle.

Energy Transitions Week

Did you miss Energy Transitions Week? Don't worry! You can stay informed on the transition to renewable energy by listening to podcasts from The Energy Transitions Show with Chris Nelder. Keep an eye out for the episode recorded  at Caf é  Scientifique during Energy Transitions Week at UCCS.  

COGA Giant Map

A giant map of Colorado has been used to help show the locations of rivers, mountains and cities. But new research shows promise for the map to develop math and spatial skills for elementary students.

UCCS hosts local food leaders during Pikes Peak Foodshed Forum 

The challenges and opportunities to fully implement a local food system served as the subject for local leaders at the Pikes Peak Foodshed Forum hosted at UCCS Feb. 24.
Ozone Research Lead Volunteer Intern

UCCS is serving as a data collection point for the National Center of Atmospheric Research (NCAR). Ground-level ozone pollution is on the rise and NCAR is interested in studying its effects on local flora. UCCS needs an intern to care for the garden, collect the data, and relay it back to climatologists at NCAR.

Sustainability Courses

Incorporate sustainability into your course selection. Check out these courses that are offered Fall 2018!
  • GES 1500 Intro to Sustainability and Environmental Studies
  • GES 3250 The Geography of Climate Change
  • GES 4170 Discovering Place
  • ECON 3610 Economics of Work and Pay
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