Mission

The University of Utah defines sustainability is the integrated pursuit of social equity, environmental integrity, and economic security for current and future generations. It created the Sustainability Office in fall 2007 to move campus toward this holistic view of sustainability. MISSION: Integrate sustainability as a core principle throughout operations, research, and education at the University […]

Undergraduate Certificate in Sustainability

Complete Your general education requirements and earn a sustainability certificate at the same time The Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Sustainability Certificate integrates sustainability into general education and empowers students to approach primary courses of study through a sustainability lens. Students will learn and apply skills in the equity-related, ecological, and economic dimensions of sustainability. This certificate program […]

A New and Improved Undergraduate Sustainability Certificate: Everything Students and Faculty Need to Know

By Maria Archibald, Sustainability Office In its very definition of sustainability as “the integrated pursuit of social equity, environmental integrity, and economic security,” the University of Utah acknowledges that we must weave sustainability into every fiber of our economic and social systems. Next school year, the U will launch a revised Sustainability Certificate that seamlessly […]

University earns gold in sustainability assessment

By Ayrel Clark-Proffitt, Sustainability Office Originally published in @theU The University of Utah has spent more than a decade building a robust campus sustainability program. Those efforts are paying off: This month, the University of Utah earned a STARS Gold rating from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). STARS, the […]

Sustainability Office hiring student employees

By the Sustainability Office Work on campus to help make the U more sustainable! Help the Sustainability Office in its mission to integrate sustainability—the integrated pursuit of social equity, environmental integrity and economic security—across campus departments and operations. All undergraduate positions are 10 hours per week and pay $10 per hour. Open to U students […]

Sustainability Leadership Awards Honor Campus Leaders

University honors seven campus leaders with Sustainability Leadership Awards at the Environment and Sustainability Research Symposium. [ngg src=”galleries” ids=”6″ display=”basic_slideshow” gallery_width=”1000″ gallery_height=”800″]Each year, the Global Change & Sustainability Center’s Environment and Sustainability Research Symposium provides an opportunity for students to share their interdisciplinary research with the U community. On February 13, the Union ballroom was […]

10 Years of Sustainability

Celebrate Sustainability Join us as we celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the Sustainability Office. The office is the culmination of years of dedicated effort from students, faculty, staff, and campus partners towards the University’s mission to improve the quality of life for communities through contributing to a more sustainable world. Join us in celebrating this […]

Green Office

The Green Office program allows offices and departments to engage employees in the University of Utah’s sustainability mission by evaluating and changing everyday office practices, such as energy used, supplies purchased, and trainings offered. Throughout the process, the Sustainability Office is available to provide tools, support, and guidance. Offices that complete at least eight items […]

GCSC Seminar: Challenges of researching connections between climate and disease

By Maria Archibald, Sustainability Office   As the COVID-19 vaccine makes its way into our communities and record snowfall covers unexpected cities across the United States, many of us have infectious disease—and climate change—on the mind. Dr. Mercedes Pascual, a professor of Ecology and Evolution at the University of Chicago, will join the Global Change […]

Thank You President Watkins

By the Sustainability Office  In a 2019 statement, University of Utah President Ruth Watkins told our community that the University of Utah is “committed to generating new knowledge in areas relating to sustainability, and to implementing best practices in university operations.” Yesterday, President Watkins announced she will be leaving the university this April. Looking back […]