Sustainable UCCS

What is Sustainability?

Sustainability is often expressed by three areas or pillars--environment, equity, economy. The choices we make--how we travel, the food and water we consume, the products we buy, the energy we use, how we make a living, and how we treat others just to name a few--are all part of sustainability. Browse our site to learn how you can engage in sustainability topics through your studies, extracurricular activities and every day habits!


The Sustainability Demonstration House is open Monday-Friday from 8:00am-5:00pm and is open to visitors. 

Sustainability @ UCCS

  1. Visit the UCCS Sustainability Demonstration House and take a tour!

    Whether you own a home, renting an apartment, or looking to reduce your utility bills, plan a visit to the demonstration house to learn best practices inside and outside! Start learning here.

  2. Stop by Roaring Fork Dining Hall and eat a recipe prepared by SWELL!

    Our SWELL (Sustainability, Wellness and Learning) initiative at UCCS is a campus food initiative to promote wellness through hands-on learning and skill building in sustainability practices to regenerate human health, cultivate a mindful society, and protect planet Earth. Learn how to engage here. 

  3. Borrow a bike lock from the KFL Circulation Desk!

    Biked to campus but forgot your lock? Check out a bike lock for free at the Kraemer Family Library's main Circulation Desk! Learn how here.

  4. Submit a project for funding through the Green Action Fund!

    Receive grant funding to implement your sustainable ideas on campus! Learn about the five pillars and how to apply here. 

  5. Engage with Students for Environmental Awareness & Sustainability!

    Engage with SEAS! They host weekly meetings to move our campus and broader communities forward with sustainability practices. Connect with them here. 

  6. Take a Sustainability flagged course!

    Your UCCS General Education requirements include a sustainability-flagged course. Check out all these courses that you can add to your degree plan.

  7. Create a Dept. Sustainability Committee and join the Green Team Network!

    Are you a faculty or staff looking to integrate sustainable practices in your department? Create a Green Team and reach out to become part of the Green Team Network! Learn from other Green Teams and collaborate on projects!

  8. Choose your commute with many transportation options!

    With so many ways to get to campus, how do you choose your commute? Learn about transportation options here. 

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