Implementation Group

Sustainable DU

Denver and the Rocky Mountain West face many sustainability challenges in the present and near future.  These include increased traffic congestion, a loss of local farms, city growth and gentrification and challenges to the region’s water supply. But Denver also benefits from many opportunities that signal a more sustainable future. These challenges and opportunities place DU in a unique position to engage in these issues, focusing research, teaching and experiential learning on our campus and community sustainability practices. 

Due to the deep commitment of faculty, staff and students to campus-wide sustainability initiatives, sustainability was a common theme during the strategic planning processes. And as detailed in Transformative Direction Four, DU will continue to expand its focus on helping to create a just and sustainable future. These efforts are being led by the Sustainability Council, the Center for Sustainability, the sustainability Executive Committee, and Facilities Management.

Chad King
Director, Sustainability Center
Spotlight
University of Denver to Install Over 7,000 Solar Panels Across Campus
Spotlight
DU Solar Decathlon Team Wins $25,000

Updates

October 28, 2019
Solar Has Arrived on DU’s Campus!

Last Wednesday, the University of Denver celebrated its newest energy project through the ribbon cutting ceremony of DU’s first solar tree. This ceremony marks the 7,000+ solar panels going up […]

Solar Has Arrived on DU’s Campus!
October 17, 2019
Solar Panel Kick-Off Party!

Please join Chancellor Haefner, the Sustainability Council, and Facilities Management and Planning for the Solar Kickoff from 2:30-3:30 p.m. next Wednesday, Oct. 23, east of the Dan Ritchie Garden on […]

Solar Panel Kick-Off Party!
October 14, 2019
Sustain-o-Ween is Here – October 15!

Join us for sustainability, snacks, and spooks this Tuesday, October 15th all day in the AAC and on Carnegie Green. Swap and Shop Thrift Store AAC 290 9:00am-3:00pm Shop or […]

Sustain-o-Ween is Here – October 15!
October 13, 2019
Attend Iliff Conference on the Intersection of Water and Environmental Racism

The Intersection of Water and Environmental Racism Oct. 24–26 The Center of Eco-Justice at Iliff will host its inaugural conference on water and environmental racism. Academicians, practitioners, policymakers and others […]

Attend Iliff Conference on the Intersection of Water and Environmental Racism
September 1, 2019
Join DU’s 2019 Nature Challenge

Help the DU community celebrate the importance of biodiversity and togetherness through a two-day “BioBlitz,” where you’ll identify and document as many species of animals, insects and plants on our […]

Join DU’s 2019 Nature Challenge
June 21, 2019
Campus Shuttle Updates

Updates on the campus shuttle After a successful first year piloting the campus shuttle, we have learned many things. In order to build upon what we’ve learned in the first […]

Campus Shuttle Updates
March 1, 2019
New shuttle service begins March 1

As the Chariot shuttle plans to cease operations, DU has collaborated with a local company, Jay’s Valet, to provide the campus with shuttle service beginning Friday, March 1. DU’s Chariot […]

New shuttle service begins March 1
February 4, 2019
Ofo pilot comes to an end as industry evolves

In partnership with the city and county of Denver, DU launched a dockless bike-share mobility pilot with Beijing-based company ofo in May 2018. The successful launch saw over 35,000 rides […]

Ofo pilot comes to an end as industry evolves
January 25, 2019
Update on the DU Chariot pilot program

Chariot plans to cease operations. DU used the shuttle service as part of a pilot program to provide rides around the perimeter of campus. Chariot will still be available to […]

Update on the DU Chariot pilot program
May 21, 2018
Climate Change, Divestment and Sustainability

In January, the Board of Trustees (BOT) called for University leadership to take three immediate actions in regards to climate change, divestment and sustainability. This was done in consultation with […]

Climate Change, Divestment and Sustainability

Initiatives

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Energy & Climate
Energy & Climate
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Mobility Hub
Mobility Hub
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Metro Denver Nature Alliance
Metro Denver Nature Alliance