As a certain celebrity frog once said, "It isn't easy being green." But here at UCCS, our commitment to environmental stewardship goes to the very roots of our culture. UCCS has a dedicated vision of ecological sustainability, and as educators and community leaders, we embrace and practice our own green initiatives. From the structures we build, to the resources we consume, to the footprint our lives leave upon the globe-we let our conscience guide us in both policy and practice. If you're looking for a venue that places as high a value on ecological integrity as it does as economic vitality, look no further. UCCS is a charter member of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, and we take our role in protecting the planet seriously.