Biking on CSU Campus   AV Thermal Plant building

Green Initiatives at CSU

  • All conferences and events at CSU incorporate University green initiatives and upgraded environmentally-friendly packages are available
  • CSU has become the first and only campus to achieve platinum status – the highest possible – under the STARS rating system, an independent program that measures comprehensive sustainability efforts at more than 700 universities across the globe.
  • Sustainability initiatives include green power, single stream recycling, and LEED certified buildings
  • The Fort Collins Bike Library has teamed up with CSU to provide bikes to conferees
  • Around the Horn provides on-campus shuttles

Did You Know That...

  • Our campus is only one square mile
  • Housing & Dining Services purchases renewable energy in all public areas 
  • CSU is bike-friendly, with a Silver Level League of American Bicyclist certification
  • Over half of our classrooms offer SMART classroom technology encouraging less paper waste
  • Our recycling bins are single-stream: all items can go into the same bin- no need to sort
  •  Our trayless dining system reduces plate waste by 50% and saves thousands of gallons of water 
  • Each year 7,200 gallons of used cooking oil are collected to be refined to create biodiesel 
  • Pulpers compost food and paper waste—reducing waste stream by up to 70% and water usage by 80%
  • Over 20% of the food served in our dining centers is organic or locally grown/supplied
  • Aspen Hall is LEED Gold Certified and features an on-site thermal plant 
  • The Pavilion at Laurel Village is LEED Platinum Certified
  • The Pavilion features a bike shop, The Spoke; Summer hours: Tuesday & Thursday, 12:30-3:30pm