Partners & Recognition

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Outstanding Government Recycling/Waste Diversion Program Award

The Colorado Association for Recycling, or CAFR, has awarded Facilities Management's Integrated Solid Waste Program the Outstanding Government Recycling/Waste Diversion Program Award. Sheela Backen, program manager, accepted the award on behalf of the team. For more details about the CAFR award, read the full nomination article.

The Center for Teaching and Learning's Campus Sustainability Awards

In 2001 and 2002, the former Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) honored the initiative, creativity, and vision of faculty, students, and staff that worked to move the campus toward greater environmental responsibility. Several Facilities Management projects and programs received recognition:

Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education Member

This membership connects the University with a growing network of colleges, universities, businesses and nonprofits that are working to achieve a sustainable future.

U.S. Green Building Council Member

In FY02, Facilities Management joined the U.S. Green Building Council. Council members work together to develop LEED products and resources, the Greenbuild Annual International Conference and Expo, policy guidance, and educational and marketing tools that support the adoption of sustainable building.

City of Fort Collins Climate Wise Partner

Colorado State joined other local businesses in 2003 in an effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve the quality of life in Fort Collins.

EPA Energy Star Program Partner & Green Power Partner

Housing & Dining Services is a member of the EPA's Energy Star Program, which provides a powerful platform for utilities, state agencies, and other organizations implementing energy efficiency programs to make a bigger difference in their communities. As a Green Power Partner, Housing & Dining Services has agreed to procure an amount of green power proportional to their annual electricity usage.

Fort Collins Named a Sustainable City by the Sierra Club

The Sierra Club named Fort Collins as one of the nation's most sustainable cities for its best practices for renewable energy and energy efficiency. Commended innovations include the city's Electric Energy Supply Policy, the formation of the Economic Vitality and Sustainability Action Group, and Fort Collins Utilities achievement as the second utility in the nation to offer an optional wind power purchasing program.