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Sustainability News

July 2013


(July 2, 2013) DU's furniture share program is changing; stay tuned to your DU Digest for more information. In the meantime, help clean out the E3 storage facility before it gets demolished to make way for the new Daniel Felix Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science building.

We'll be clearing out the building on the following days (or until it's all gone), so come on down to check out office furniture, desks, filing cabinets, tables and much more. We will not be accepting new items and you will be responsible for transporting the items back to their new home or arranging for a moving service.

  • Monday, July 8, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Friday, July 19, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Monday, July 22, 3-5 p.m.
  • Friday, Aug. 2, 3-5 p.m.
  • Monday, Aug. 5, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

The E3 storage facility is located on E. liff Ave. and York St. on the south side of the Newman Center. Questions? Email


Join the challenge, bike to work, log your miles, win prizes.

(Updated July 2, 2013) Get a great form of exercise, lower your driving costs, reduce your carbon footprint and get free gear while helping move DU up the Colorado leaderboard in the 2013 National Bike Challenge! The challenge runs from May 1 – September 30.

2013 bike challengeIt's simple: sign up online (make sure to select the University of Denver as your employer) and log your rides daily online or with the smartphone app.

Each day you ride your name will be added to a monthly raffle. The more you ride the better your chances of winning (and the higher you move on the leaderboard for bragging rights)! Prizes include bicycle racks, tools, tune ups, lights, T-shirts, poster art and bikes. Like the Center for Sustainability on Facebook for an extra entry in the raffle.

For the month of June, DU finished in 2nd place in Colorado workplaces. We offset over 7,750 pounds of CO2 and rode more than 11,000 miles!

The University of Denver challenge is open to all faculty, staff and students. All participants will receive a bike map and ankle strap (pant protector).

The DU Bike to Work Challenge is sponsored by well@du and the Center for Sustainability.