The University of Colorado Denver and the Anschutz Medical Campus recognizes that a sustainable approach to creating and maintaining the university is the only way that we will be able to continue to provide a high quality education for current and future students.
Sustainability can be defined in many different ways, but commonly refers to using physical resources in a wise and efficient way today so that those resources will be here for future generations. The energy we use to heat and cool our buildings, the water we use for our lawns and indoor plumbing, the fuel we use for our vehicles are all finite resources and the quantity and quality of those resources will dissipate if we do not take action now to conserve them.
The university has a number of reputable academic programs that are preparing students to take sustainable practices into their future fields of work.
The university is developing a plan for reducing its contributions to global warming through comprehensive climate action planning.
The university achieves significant natural and fiscal resource savings through combined efforts of efficiency and conservation. See how to help.
The university's partnership with Waste Management’s Recycle America program allows for all recyclables to be thrown into one container.
Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating system (STARS). Along with over 200 other institutions of higher education across the country, the University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus will sign up as a STARS participant in 2011.
The Chancellor’s Task Force on Sustainability’s purpose is to recommend and facilitate sustainability initiatives, specifically in the areas of natural resource use and carbon emission reductions.