Office of Sustainability

What is Sustainability?

Sustainability can be understood through three key pillars -- environment, equity, and 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 --are all connected and a part of sustainability. 

Browse our website to learn how you can engage in sustainability topics through your studies, extracurricular activities, and everyday habits.

STARS is designed to provide meaningful comparisons of sustainability over time and across institutions using a common set of measurements, create incentives for continual improvement toward sustainability, and build a stronger, more diverse sustainability community.
As a response to the global climate crisis, UCCS has committed to reducing the University's carbon footprint through innovative practices, collaborative partnerships, and strategic investments.

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History of Sustainability at UCCS



AAshee Member
Green Ribbon Schools
Bicycle Friendly University
Green Power Partner
Green Building Council