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Leading the charge to protect our planet.
Creating the next generation of environmentally conscious citizens. Reducing energy usage building by building, room by room. Saving significant money. It all adds up to more engaged students, sustainable campuses, and a healthier planet.




First, we provide education to improve awareness of the benefits of making energy-saving choices every day. We make everything relevant to how people live, where they visit on campus, and how they interact with others all year long.

Then, we inspire participants to get involved by highlighting sustainability efforts happening on campus, leaders taking action, and events that are coming up. We make it easy to follow it all using hashtags on social media.

And of course, we focus on driving real-life action at all times. Participants join in to earn points or band together with their friends, classmates, coworkers, or team members to take action campus-wide. Badges and score boards keep track of everyone's progress.

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Campus Leader Spotlight

Lauren Poole

Mines now has a Sustainability Coordinator, Lauren Poole, who will serve as the central point of contact for all campus sustainability opportunities.

Lauren began her new role in April 2018 and is part of the Mines Environmental Health and Safety Department. She will serve as the central point of contact for all campus sustainability opportunities including recycling, and campus energy conservation/renewable energy, sustainability outreach, and water conservation. You can find her at the EHS Office located in the Facilities Management building (across from GRL).

Lauren has a master’s degree in Sustainability and Business Administration. She comes to Mines from the Energy Efficiency Business Coalition, a nonprofit in Golden, where she served as Executive Director for 4 years. Prior to that, she worked as a sustainability consultant for companies and for the National Renewable Energy Laboratory as a communications specialist for their advanced buildings technologies and solar research programs.

Watch the Daily Blast for announcements on upcoming sustainability activities. You can reach Lauren at and her desk phone is 303-384-2413.