Sustainability

Our Promise

We commit to being responsible stewards, actively engaging our students, guests, and staff in sustainable practices and programs that preserve the environment, are socially just, and are fiscally sound.

Sustainable Initiatives

  • As part of the Bee Campus USA certification, HDS supported bringing three student-run hives to the Durrell Center. A bee cam and visibility from inside the dining center helped them become a focal point for visitors
  • The bee hives at Durrell Center were introduced to support a campus-wide initiative to educate the Colorado State University community about the importance of bees to our ecosystem. The hives are funded by the HDS Sustainability Fund and are managed in partnership with the CSU Apiculture Club.
  • This program is intended to support members of the campus community who are experiencing food insecurity while also reducing waste by making food left over from Housing & Dining Services catered events available for pick up. Catering by Housing & Dining Services sends text alerts when events have leftover food, which includes time and location information as well as a brief description of what is available.
  • The Housing and Dining Services Sustainability Fund supports grass roots programs that support sustainability on-campus. Past projects that have been funded include the Bee Hives at Durrell, public access to composting, SkiSU,
  • This fund is open to CSU students (with a faculty/staff advisor), staff and faculty for proposals. The only requirement is the initiative must benefit Housing and Dining Services and can only be a one-time funding mechanism. For more information on how to submit a proposal, email the Assistant Director of Sustainability, Mary Liang.
  • Housing & Dining Services is committed to increasing water efficiency, conserving energy, managing waste, reusing materials and building or remodeling to achieve LEED Certified Buildings.
  • Each Fall, students can take the Green Warrior pledge and commit to sustainable practices. The more sustainable pledges you take, the more points you get and the more prizes you attain!
  • The Live Green Team, sponsored by Housing & Dining Services, consists of student and staff volunteers who want to make a difference and are taking environmental action.
  • Student geared guide to sustainable living on campus.