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AirWaterGas Sustainability Research Network Community Small Grants
The AirWaterGas Sustainability Research Network (www.airwatergas.org) is a research, outreach, and education project funded by the National Science Foundation at the University of Colorado Boulder and eight collaborating institutions.
The project's goal is to find the balance between maximizing the benefits of natural gas and oil resources - the short-term reduction of carbon dioxide emissions from power generation and transportation, national energy independence, and national job growth - and minimizing damage to water and air resources and risks to human health...
Alternative Breaks, a program of the Volunteer Resource Center, sends teams of college students to engage in community-based service projects during academic breaks. Students learn about the problems faced by members of communities with whom they may otherwise have had little or no direct contact. This immersion in diverse environments enables students to experience, discuss, and understand social issues in a significant way, ultimately, moving students towards action in making a positive impact in their own communities...
Honeybees are arguably the most important pollinators in our food system, and due to several environmental and social factors, their populations have been in significant decline in the last decade. Monitoring honeybees is critical, yet there is no comprehensive method by which to do so. This project addresses the need to better understand the decline of the honeybee population and how evidence based design can offer sustainable solutions...
Building Community Knowledge Around Sustainable Neighborhood Design
This project is a collaboration around a major long-term planning, design and development initiative of the City of Boulder anchored by the site previously occupied by the Boulder Community Hospital. The initiative is conceptualized in part as an 'eco-district' including adjoining neighborhoods. This project will help create a baseline of ideas, designs and knowledge to support community dialogue...
Center for Energy and Environmental Security
An interdisciplinary research and policy center at CU-Boulder Law School, Center for Energy and Environmental Security (CEES) works to develop practical strategies and solutions for moving international society toward a global sustainable energy future. CEES addresses issues of energy security and climate change by anticipating emerging concerns, establishing new lines of inquiry, developing and deploying strategic programs and projects, and charting the territory for responses by government, business, and society.
Center of the American West
The Center of the American West, at the University of Colorado at Boulder, is one of the region's most creative and innovative organizations in identifying and addressing such crucial issues as multiculturalism, community building, fire policy, and land, water, and energy use. The Center brings together, for meaningful conversation and interaction, people as diverse as the American West itself...
CESR (Center for Education on Social Responsibility) in the Leeds School of Business
Bridging Business and Social Responsibility
The mission of CESR is to develop socially conscious, values-driven business leaders of tomorrow capable of ethical inquiry. It is the purpose of the Center to oversee the inculcation of values throughout the undergraduate and graduate curriculum at the Leeds School of Business.
Through the work of CESR, the Leeds School has the distinction of being one of the only schools in the country with a substantial and enduring commitment to the infusion of values throughout all years of the undergraduate business curriculum...
CESR's Socially Responsible Enterprise (SRE) Certificate
The Center for Education on Social Responsibility (CESR) offers the Certificate in Socially Responsible Enterprise (SRE) to further develop students' ability to meet future leadership challenges by crossing the boundaries of traditional functional areas of business and those that separate business from other academic disciplines. Students who complete the certificate will see and understand the social and environmental impacts of business and their ethical implications from a broader perspective...
CIRES - Climate Literacy & Energy Awareness Network (CLEAN)
To provide students with accurate information about climate and energy science, educators require scientifically and pedagogically robust teaching materials. To address this need, the Climate Literacy & Energy Awareness Network (CLEAN) assembles a new peer-reviewed digital collection featuring teaching materials centered on climate and energy science for grades 6 through 16 as well as for citizens...
CIRES - Education and Outreach
CIRES researchers explore all aspects of the earth system and search for ways to better understand how natural and human-made disturbances impact our dynamic planet. CIRES strongly supports and encourages education outreach. Programs exist for K-12 school districts, teachers and students, undergraduates at CU and elsewhere, and other community groups...
CIRES - Education and Outreach Evaluation Services
Evaluation and assessment methodologies are designed and implemented for programs and proposals on an individual basis. Various tools and approaches are developed to assess how well a program's goals and objectives have been met. This often includes front-end (e.g., user needs assessments), formative (e.g., quarterly evaluation reports), and summative (e...
CIRES Center for Science and Technology Policy Research Noontime Seminar Series
The Center for Science and Technology Policy Research (CSTPR) was initiated within the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) at the University of Colorado Boulder in 2001 as a contribution both to the CIRES goal of "promoting science in service to society" and to the University's vision of establishing research and outreach across traditional academic boundaries...
Climate Change Adaptation of African Universities - Ethiopian Institute for Climate and Society
The program was awarded a grant by the Open Society Institute to develop the capacity of African Universities in Climate Change adaptation. A new inter-disciplinary graduate program in Climate and Society was designed and the program began its work in January 2012. The first graduates of the Program in Climate Affairs and Climate Science took place in June 2014...
Climate Change in our Backyard
As the Earth warms, it becomes increasingly important for citizens around the world to understand the impacts and consequences of climate change on both the global and local scale. However, most climate change communication today focuses on distant locations like Greenland and Antarctica that have little apparent relevance to people living around the Rocky Mountains...
Climate Education and Resiliency for Denver Public Schools
This project extends climate and energy education research of the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) and the School of Education into diverse schools in the Denver Public School District (DPSD) to develop Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) congruent units of climate education focused on sustainability and resiliency...
Colorado Bioneers Conference is a regional event for students, faculty, staff, and the broader community to connect with visionary and practical solutions for restoring people and the planet. Focusing on successful and innovative models, examples, stories, and research, Bioneers celebrates, networks, and inspires.
Since 2002, Colorado Bioneers has been a collaboration of student interests, regional talent and vision, as well as national leadership through Bioneers...
Colorado Center for Biorefining and Bioproducts (C2B2)
The Colorado Center for Biorefining and Biofuels (C2B2) is a cooperative research and educational center devoted to the conversion of biomass to fuels and other products. C2B2 is a research center of the Colorado Renewable Energy Collaboratory and is supported by state, institutional, and industry funds.
C2B2 provides private industry with one-stop access to researchers, laboratories, students, and educators from four pioneering institutions (CU Boulder, CSU, Mines, NREL), each having unique strengths in biofuel and biorefining application areas...
Colorado Water and Energy Research Center
Colorado's water and energy resources are inextricably linked. Whether you're talking about the rivers that power hydroelectricity, the steam that spins turbines at coal- or nuclear-fired power plants, or the aquifers that neighbor natural gas deposits underground, it's nearly impossible to mention one resource category without implicating the other...
Communication And Social Engagement (CASE) for Sustainability
Communication And Social Engagement (CASE) identifies and provides students at the University of Colorado opportunities to serve their communities in the interest of environmental sustainability and Communication scholarship.
CASE brings together scholars, practitioners, and students to work to understand and implement communication strategies for a more sustainable world...
Computers to Youth
CU-Boulder's "Computers for Youth" program provides middle and high school students from low-income communities around Colorado with upgraded computers and basic computing programs. Surplus computer equipment will be gathered, tested, and re-furbished to original specifications and loaded with the latest software to assist students' academic achievement.