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Colorado State University is internationally known for its green initiatives and clean-energy research including alternative fuels, clean engines, photovoltaics, "smart grid" technology, water resources, and satellite-based atmospheric monitoring and tracking systems. It's also well known for its sustainability efforts on campus and abroad.

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CSU receives $1.5 million to develop new crop biofuels

Colorado State Bioagricultural Sciences Associate Professor John McKay has been awarded nearly $1.5 million from the U.S. Department of Energy to develop a new crop for biofuels.

School sustainability guide named national model

A CSU institute's set of guidelines for making schools more energy efficient through sustainable practices has been chosen as a national model by an arm of the U.S. Green Building Council.

Center for Collaborative Conservation announces 2014-2015 Fellowship Cohort

The Center for Collaborative Conservation (CCC) has awarded its 2014-2015 Fellowships to a diverse cohort of 12 students, faculty, researchers and conservation practitioners representing four departments across four colleges at CSU and four non-governmental organizations.

Colorado State takes natural resource management legacy online

CSU has launched an online option of its Master of Natural Resource Stewardship (M.N.R.S.), designed for mid-level natural resource professionals who are looking to obtain the skills and knowledge necessary for advancement opportunities.

Colorado State launches sustainability certificate program

The Institute for the Built Environment will help working professionals learn how to align sectors within an organization — people, resources, facilities and organization — with a new Integrated Sustainability Management Badge and Certificate program starting this summer.

CSU earns the top STARS score

Colorado State University recently achieved the highest score ever reported to Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Reporting System — or STARS — a national survey that measures sustainability efforts at universities and colleges across the country.