What is Sustainability?

Sustainability is larger than UCCS and larger than Colorado Springs -- it is a global issue. Since sustainability encompasses virtually every aspect of our lives, it is a challenge to define it, much as it is with concepts such as 'freedom' or 'liberty'. Sustainability is often divided into three areas or pillars--environment, equity, economy.


Due to COVID-19 regulations, the Sustainability Demonstration House and Office of Sustainability will be accepting visitors by appointment only. Please email sustain@uccs.edu for approval and confirmation of your appointment date and time. You will be required to wear a mask and take the “return to campus” training on the CU Portal. Both campus and community members will be required to take this self-assessment before visiting the UCCS campus.
For more information about UCCS guidelines on the impacts of COVID-19, please visit this website: https://covid19.uccs.edu/


Hi Mountain Lions! We wish we could meet you in person at Orientation. Hear from some of our current students below!

Help Make UCCS More Sustainable!

Sustainability @ UCCS

  1. Visit the UCCS Sustainability Demonstration House and take a tour!
  2. Stop by Roaring Fork Dining Hall and eat at Food Next Door!
  3. Borrow a bike lock from the KFL Circulation Desk!
  4. Submit a project for funding through the Green Action Fund!
  5. Engage with Students for Environmental Awareness & Sustainability!
  6. Take a Sustainability flagged course!
  7. Create a Dept. Sustainability Committee and join the Green Team Network!
  8. Choose your commute with many transportation options!

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Communique Articles
AAshee Member
Green Ribbon Schools
Signatory of ACU
Bicycle Friendly University
Green Power Partner
Green Building Council

Visit us at the Sustainability Demonstration House!