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Featured Vid: The Sense of Place trip series that began in the fall semester took students, faculty, and staff on new explorations this spring, with a variety of field trips planned heading into the next academic year. A collaboration between the Office of Field Study and the Office of Sustainability, the series launched at the start of the 2015-16 academic year aiming to build a more connected, conscious, and resilient community. | Video by CC Communications

The Colorado College mission commits us to providing the finest Liberal Arts education in the country by embodying our core values.  Sustainability isn't optional at Colorado College; it's central to our community and to the examples we set through all of our work.  We aspire to make Colorado College a model for sustainability at all levels – an academic community that lives its commitment to a thriving future, honoring the economic, social and environmental narratives of our complex ecosystem.

2015-2016 IN REVIEW

LLAMAPALOOZA GOES GREEN: End the year on a high note at Campus Activities' first pilot Eco Event – Llamapalooza! There were many sustainability measures in place that made this an Eco Event, but during the festival, people were working to correctly direct recycle, compost and waste into the appropriate bins. 


RECYCLEMANIA: Final results are in! We ranked 57th out of 207 colleges for our diversion rate ((recycling + compost) / total waste), 4th in compost (lbs of compost per capita), and 64th for recycling (lbs of recycling per capita. While our rankings are down from last year, we finished strong. Click to find out more!

THE FOOD COALATION is a group on campus that has been re-launched to represent/support clubs on campus that are interested in food or addressing issues around food. The Coalition is an umbrella organization housed in the Collaborative for Community Engagement, which offers networking and organizational support for our partner clubs. The Food Coalition will be up and running next year !

Our Sustainability Interns, Gabriela Palko (R) and Lily Biggar (L) receive the Distinguished Academic Service in Environmental Science in Policy award in Honors Convocation! Congratulations


The Investment subcommittee devised the guide for PROXY VOTING for the college  

Happy Earth Day from CC! Students, faculty, and staff plant trees on a stretch of land across from the Edith Kinney Gaylord Cornerstone Arts Center| Photo by Bryan Oller. 

Green House Gas Results 2015-2016

How much did you print this semester? 

The average CC employee printed: 3,243 pages (a 9% increase from last semester)

The average CC student printed: 1,184 pages (a 3% decrease from last semester)

Employees are responsible for 51% of all pages printed; students for 49%

Altogether, CC printed: 2,539,870 pages in Spring Semester 2016 (5,080 reams of paper, a stack 847 feet tall)! That’s a 6% overall increase from last semester.

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Check out the library sustainability video

 Visit our real-time building energy dashboard!