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The Center for Sustainability

The Center for Sustainability was founded in the summer of 2012. Housed in the Centennial Towers residence hall, it serves as the hub for sustainability-related activity on campus, as well as a catalyst for change and collaboration.

The Center grew out of the many efforts of the Sustainability Council, which is an active group of students, staff, and faculty, who have been instrumental in leading many steps to sustainability. This council formed soon after the Chancellor signed the American Colleges and Universities Presidents' Climate Commitment, committing the University of Denver to being carbon neutral by 2050.

The Center for Sustainability connects networks across campus and in the Denver community around the common goal of creating a more just, equitable, and sustainable future. Since its formation, the Center has initiated many projects, including zero-waste hockey games, innovative class and research projects, launching of a campus bike program and much more.

  • Mission: To integrate sustainability practices into campus education and engagement
  • Vision: A just and sustainable future for all

Check out our timeline to learn more about sustainability at DU!