Don't Trash It; Donate It! Move Out Donation Program

Mon, 05/10/2021
09:00 AM

At the end of every academic year, students throw away hundreds of goods that could be donated. Old clothes, furniture, decorations, towels, bedding and other necessities - we are providing students with the opportunity to donate their belongings during two, week-long events.



What happens to your stuff after you throw it in the blue bins? We'll be visiting the Bestway Disposal MRF (Material Recovery Facility) to find out!


We have limited seats on the shuttle bus, so if you have not already received an email invitation, please email Kimberly at or call x3089 to inquire about space on the tour. 

Can't join us, but want to see what a MRF is like? Check out this video produced by Bestway Disposal. 


Bestway MRF Tour

Mon, 04/13/2020
12:00 AM

UCCS 3rd Annual Sustainability Summit

Thu, 11/21/2019
09:00 AM

Do you want to be up-to-date on what UCCS is doing to further sustainability on campus? This 3rd Annual Sustainability Summit provides the means to find out and to connect with others on campus doing innovative and engaging projects and programs. Sustainability addresses a broad range of issues including reducing our carbon footprint, supporting diversity and inclusion, promoting health and wellness and much more. 

6th Annual Creek Week Cleanup

Tue, 10/01/2019
09:30 AM

Join us on Tuesday, October 1st from 9:30am-12:30pm to help clean-up the Templeton Gap Floodway! 

Reserve your volunteer spot here! Creek Week swag will be provided for all volunteers!

The University adopted a segment of the creek through the City of Colorado Springs' adopt-a-waterway cleanup program. Two times a year, we invite volunteers to help us cleanup this precious resource. 

Mt. Trashmore

Thu, 10/18/2018
10:00 AM

We are looking for volunteers to help with this massive trash audit and turn it back into a valuable resource.

Bike Month Finale

Mon, 10/08/2018
11:00 AM

Help celebrate a month of biking with your fellow Bike Month Challenge participants. We'll be handing out prizes for team awards and individual awards. More details to come!

10th Annual Bike Jam

Wed, 09/12/2018
12:00 AM

Bike Jam is an annual UCCS event that encourages alternate methods of transportation, specifically bicycles, for the purpose of living healthier and sustainable lives! Bike Jam kicks-off our UCCS Bike Month Challenge, in which faculty, staff, and students can participate to win great prizes by commuting to and from UCCS 

RSVP by clicking the button below for Bike Jam Breakfast, Lunch, and more!

Ditch the Dumpster and Donate

Wed, 05/09/2018
09:00 AM

Help reduce the amount of waste UCCS sends to the landfill by volunteering at a Goodwill truck and collecting student donations!