We're all in
At UNC, efforts focus on all aspects of sustainability, from energy and water conservation to recycling and xeric gardening. Beyond that, our sustainability approach includes partnerships and education.
Funding for an environmental awareness and action student club, The Student LEAF, was proposed in 2012 by students in the university's Environmental and Sustainability Studies program as a way to empower students in helping move the campus community toward a more sustainable culture. The student body voted to support the student-run organization in April 2012. Learn more about Student Leaf
UNC took another big step in reducing its carbon footprint in April 2016 when it partnered with McKinstry, a national company with offices in 15 cities that focuses on energy and operation efficiency in existing and new buildings. The McKinstry partnership also includes student, faculty and staff participation in a three-year behavior-focused energy awareness and operational efficiency program called "powerED."
In addition to contracting with the city of Greeley's public transportation department to provide free shuttle bus service throughout campus and to the largest off-campus student housing complex, a fleet of 100 cruiser-style bicycles is available for students to use for free to travel around campus.
UNC is also home to four Colorado Tree Coalition state-champion trees.
This program awards national recognition to college campuses promoting healthy urban forest management and engaging the campus community in environmental stewardship.
UNC has been a member of the Association for Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education since 2010.
For more information or to get involved in UNC’s sustainability efforts, please contact any council member or one of the committee co-chairs: