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Sustainable Living

Sustainable living is the application of sustainability to lifestyle choice and decisions.

Sustainable Lifestyles

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

Water Conservation

  • Outdoor water use accounts for about 55 percent of the residential water use in urban areas along the Front Range, most of which is used on turf. As a percentage of total water use in the urban Front Range, outdoor water accounts for about 40 percent of all urban water use. Many Colorado residents use over 170 gallons of water per capita per day. Water Conservation In and Around the Home
  • Drip irrigation exceeds 90 percent efficiency whereas sprinkler systems are 50 to 70 percent efficient. People interested in waterwise gardening should consider drip irrigation. Drip Irrigation for Home Garden
  • Colorado’s semiarid climate, which is prone to periods of drought, requires that homeowners and land managers care for their landscapes in a responsible water-wise manner. This fact sheet helps you take care of your lawn during drought. Watering a Home Landscape During Drought
  • Proper watering can promote a deeply rooted, healthier turf. Let grass species and health, soil conditions, and weather conditions dictate irrigation practices, not the number of days between watering. Learn about lawn care and how to maximize your water use. Lawn Care

Sustainable Living

  • Check out these videos by Eco-cycle to learn about recycling and composting.

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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.