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About People.Power.Planet

We all know taking care of our environment is important. People.Power.Planet helps you take action and create a positive impact on our planet. It shows you real ways to change your behaviors across our campus to save energy, cut waste, and achieve more significant efficiency. It rewards you with points and recognition for doing your part, and lets you have fun challenging others to join you. See who’s really committed to the cause while you help reach our sustainability goals.

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Campus Progress

Top Savers
savings by energy type

Elm Hall
2,067,234 kBTU
Aspen Hall
487 therms
Coolbaugh Hall
211,669 kWh
Buildings with the highest savings in units

Energy Use vs Baseline

Current energy use compared to the same period during the base year

Avg. Temp vs Last Year

56

2018 Average Temperature (˚F)

54

2017 Average Temperature (˚F)

Current average temperature compared to last year

112
Pledges Taken

605
Actions Taken

569
Metric Tons of Carbon Saved

1.6
% Energy Savings

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March 22, 2019

ZERO WASTE EVENT VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

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Mines Sustainability is making E-Days a zero waste event! Are you passionate about recycling and limiting food waste or do you need to complete volunteer hours before the end of the semester? Join the Green Team and volunteer to “Trash Talk” at E-Days or Earth Day as we bring in zero-waste stations with the help of Eco-Cycle.  Volunteers needed for time slots on April 12 from 2:30-5pm, April 13th from 12:00-3pm and April 22 from 3-6pm. Email poole@mines.edu with your availability.  

Mines Sustainability is making E-Days a zero waste event! Are you passionate about recycling and limiting food waste or do you need to complete volunteer hours before the end of the semester? Join the Green Team and volunteer to “Trash Talk” at E-Days as we bring in zero-waste stations with the help of Eco-Cycle. Volunteers needed for time slots on April 12 from 2:30-5pm, April 13th from 12:00-3pm (especially Saturday)! Email poole@mines.edu with your availability. 

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By: Lauren Poole / March 1, 2019

Your Colorado Recycling Questions Answered, From Greasy Pizza Boxes To Coffee Cups

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Your Colorado Recycling Questions Answered, From Greasy Pizza Boxes To Coffee Cups

Colorado Public Radio interviewed the president of Alpine's All Together Recycling Facility in Denver to answer some common recycling questions. Listen to the podcast or read the article HERE.

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By: Lauren Poole / February 25, 2019

EcoCareers Conference 2019: Navigating the Future Green Economy Online

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2019 EcoCareers Conference

The 2019 EcoCareers conference is being held ONLINE this week. Get more details and register here.

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By: Lauren Poole / February 21, 2019

NREL Solar Power Research Workshop - Summer 2019

Grad Students and Professors: Apply to join our Hands-On Photovoltaic Experience (HOPE) Workshop this summer - An immersive week at NREL learning about solar power research from the leading scientists in the field. Learn more and apply by March 1 at

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By: Lauren Poole / February 18, 2019

The National Western Center and the Sun Valley EcoDistrict: Infusing Large-Scale Urban Development Projects With Sustainability.

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The National Western Center and the Sun Valley EcoDistrict: Infusing Large-Scale Urban Development Projects With Sustainability.

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