How do I charge my EV on campus?

As of this semester, there are 12 charging stations on campus — eight on the first floor of the new parking garage (4 dual port systems) and four in Lots CT and F.

To use the new chargers in the parking garage, you’ll first need to download the Chargepoint app (https://www.chargepoint.com/drivers/mobile/) and create an account.

How to start charging:

  1. Open the app and tap the back of your smartphone near the charging station reader. This will unlock the charging cord from the unit.
  2. Plug in and happy charging!

How to end charging:

  1. When you are done for the day, take your smartphone and tap it against the charging station reader again.
  2. Disconnect the charger from your car and place it in the station slot.
  3. Press done.

There is a fee for charging and a 4-hour time limit at each station.

Does Mines compost?

Mines is expanding composting on campus. Some buildings  and large events offer  composting services. For more details, visit Composting on Campus.

What does Mines do with leftover food?

Mines is a Food Recovery site. Here is what is currently being done to keep food waste at a minimum.

  • The Periodic Table – The Golden Food Bank picks up food every Tuesday
  • Catering – Food items that do not require temperature control are placed in the food pantry in the Student Center.
  • Mines Market – This is an area where we may be able to start a recovery program. If students are willing to deliver the food to a local food bank and/or shelter Mines Market would be happy to work with you.

What is e-waste and what can I do with my e-waste?

E-waste is any electrical or electronic appliance that becomes obsolete or no longer works and needs to be discarded. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment states that e-waste cannot be disposed of in landfills in Colorado because e-waste often contains heavy metals like mercury and lead that can contaminate ground water. Look here to see how you can dispose of your e-waste properly.

What are sustainable transportation options?

For information about sustainable transportation available at Mines, visit our Sustainable Transportation page.

If you have any questions that you would like to submit for consideration on the Mines Sustainability FAQs page, simply email Lauren Poole directly. If enough people are curious about the same thing you are, you may see your question put up on the FAQ page.