Students & Community Engagement

Sustainability Internship Opportunity

Hey Students, we have a great opportunity to tell you about!!

Student LEAF

In April 2012, students voted on and passed the Student Leadership for Environmental Action Fund (LEAF), which will create a fund sustained by a $1 per credit hour student fee, up to 10 credit hours each semester (and up to $20 per a traditional academic year).

This fund will finance environmental improvements in campus infrastructure and educational initiatives to improve resource efficiency strengthen the campus community and provide practical career experience. A committee led by students, with staff and faculty representation, will manage the fund.

All students, faculty and staff are encouraged to submit project proposals. The form for project proposals and other information about Student LEAF can be found at

UNC Earth Week Festivities

Earth Week at UNC celebrates the earth, our community and campus by getting engaged in a variety of environmentally sustainable and civically engaged activities. Last year, events ranged from an information fair to a bicycle race...

Bears P.A.Y. It Forward

Come out and help your neighbors around campus with yard and neighborhood clean-up!

Get involved in Bears P.A.Y. It Forward’s flood recovery and clean-up project for Spring 2014.

We’re partnering with UNC Alumni to celebrate the 125th Anniversary of UNC and the university’s continued commitment to service to the community.

  • When: Saturday, April 12, 2014 from 8:30 AM-1:00 PM
  • Where: South Platte River (East of Greeley about a mile)
  • What: Flood Clean-Up
  • Who: You and all your friends who want to help with the long-term recovery effort from the Floods of 2013.

If interested in registering, go here. If you have any questions, please email or or call 970-351-2172.

City of Greeley / Community

The City of Greeley promotes sustainability and encourages community members to contribute to natural resource conservation. Greeley’s Water Conservation Program is one of the largest programs in the State and anticipates a more than 8 percent reduction in water demand over the next 20 years. The city provides a recycle center for cardboard, paper products, glass, plastic, as well as the Greeley Organic Waste (GROW) Center for the disposal of green waste.

The Poudre River Trail provides 20 miles of non-motorized recreational opportunities along the Cache La Poudre River and was built in cooperation with Windsor and Weld County.

Celebrating its 20th season, the Greeley Farmers’ Market encourages buying produce and specialty foods and crafts from local producers/vendors. Visit the City of Greeley Web site for more information and tips on sustainability efforts within the city.

News & Announcements

Power Ed Presentation (PDF)

UNC named a Bronze Bicycle Friendly University by the League of American Bicyclists. Read more here.

UNC has been named a "Tree Campus USA" for the second year in a row!! Read more here.

UNC President Norton speaks about sustainability efforts here on campus in the 2013 State of the University address. Read more here.

UNC receives the city of Greeley's 6th annual Environmental Stewardship Award. Read more here.

Sustainability Goals here at UNC (PDF)

UNC's Green Guide (PDF)