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Meeting the needs of the present generation without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs.”Sustainability













Colorado State University Embraces Sustainability on Campus and through CSU Extension

CSU Campus:

  • Colorado State University became a signatory in 2001 of the Talloires Declaration. The Declaration was the first official statement of a commitment to environmental stability in higher education. It is a ten-point action plan for incorporating sustainability and environmental literacy in teaching, research, operations and outreach.
  •  In 2008, CSU became a signatory of the American College & University Presidents Climate Commitment (ACUPCC). The goal of this effort is for university campuses to reduce Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions to the point of carbon neutrality.

 CSU Extension:

  • CSU Extension has embraced sustainability in its education and programming efforts. This includes a sustainable energy program, which informs Coloradans on energy choices available to them their everyday lives; a horticulture program, which teaches sustainable landscaping and gardening practices, and a sustainable food & safety program, which teaches healthy food production and consumption.
  • We separate sustainability into three topic areas; Sustainable Energy, Sustainable Environment and Sustainable Living. Click the Sustainability Quick Links tab on the menu to the right to find programs offered by CSU, CSU Extension and our valued partners.

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CSU, CSU Extension and their valued partners offer a variety of programs to help answer your energy questions and provide you with the latest information.



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CSU, CSU Extension and their valued partners offer a wide range of programs that positively affect our environmental health. (Details coming soon).



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CSU, CSU Extension and their valued partners offer a wide range of programs that reflect our commitment to healthy, vibrant and sustainable lifestyles (Details coming soon).

Keeping ahead of COVID-19

This rapidly evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) has imposed an unsettling, fluid situation upon our community and its businesses. While the team here still aims to maintain a “business as usual” approach, we are making a number of significant changes to our operations to account for a situation that is far from normal.