UCCS pursues LEED certification in all new buildings
Our campus generates 38,600 watts in clean solar electricity thanks to student initiatives
Student volunteers clean the local waterway twice each year
Students, faculty and staff ride their bikes to campus for our annual Bike Jam event
Solar thermal panels on the Rec Center heat water for the swimming pool and showers
Student volunteers audit our campus recycling rates each year at “Mount Trashmore”
AASHE STARS guidelines help our university to extend our commitments to sustainability

The UCCS Office of Sustainability unites the efforts of faculty, staff and students to support development and lifestyles on campus and in the community that sustain natural resources and protect the environment, ultimately ensuring the ability of future generations to meet their needs too.

Welcome to the Fall 2014 semester!

UCCS Makes Princeton Review Green Honor Roll!

Princeton Review reviewed 861 colleges and universities across the country and recently released it's annual Green Honor Roll.   UCCS was one of 24 schools to achieve the highest score of 99 (out of 100) and earn a place atop this year's Green Ratings.  UCCS was highlighted for its recent conversion to self-service food and dining services, which will feature more local, organic food, as well as the addition of a sustainability general education requirment that applies to all freshman starting at UCCS this fall.  Read more...

Students Take Action!

See what students are doing at UCCS to be more sustainable.

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Interested in Volunteering?
As a volunteer, you have the opportunity to meet passionate, like-minded individuals, gain professional experience in a safe environment, bolster your resume with projects you've completed with the Office, obtain a letter of recommendation from Linda Kogan, Director of Sustainability, and much more.

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