“Meeting the needs of the present generation without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs.”
Colorado State University and CSU Extension embrace sustainability practices through education on campus and in the community.
CSU, CSU Extension and their valued partners offer a wide range of programs that reflect our commitment to healthy, vibrant sustainability. Please enjoy this useful list of programs and resources.
Sustainable energy is energy that is consumed at insignificant rates compared to its supply and with manageable environmental impacts
Environmental Sustainability is a state in which the demands placed on the environment can be met without reducing its capacity to allow all people to live well, now and in the future
Sustainable gardening employs best practices in the areas of water use, pollinators, composting and plant selection
Sustainable living is the application of sustainability to lifestyle choices and decisions
Colorado State University Embraces Sustainability on Campus and through CSU Extension
- 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 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 four topic areas; Sustainable Energy, Sustainable Environment, Sustainable Gardening 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.