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.

Events on campus

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.

Professor Melinda Laituri Named Jefferson Science Fellow

Colorado State University professor and researcher Melinda Laituri has been selected as a 2014 Jefferson Science Fellow. In this position, Laituri will serve as a science advisor for U.S. foreign policy to the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Agency for International Development.

Annual Forest Health Report details threats, opportunities for Colorado forests

The 2013 Report on the Health of Colorado's Forests details forest health concerns throughout the state and the opportunities available for landowners to mitigate their effects.

U.S. thought leaders offer Obama wide-ranging plan for clean energy

Former Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter released a report that was delivered to the White House last week. The report offered more than 200 ideas on how the Obama administration can move the nation closer to a clean energy economy and reduce America's carbon emissions over the next three years, using his executive powers.