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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 […]


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GCSC Seminar: Reframing the Story of Environmentalism to Highlight Inequality, Justice

By Maria Archibald, Sustainability Office What is the role of the university in addressing the climate crisis? How can academics engage proactively in environmental and social justice work? How can we transform our institutions to meet this political moment with the urgency it demands? In her upcoming Global Change & Sustainability Center talk, “Interdisciplinarity, Intersectionality […]


Aerial view of University of Utah campus and mountains in the winter.

Sustainability team boosts access to air quality education

By Meghan Burrows and Ayrel Clark-Proffitt, Sustainability Office The Sustainability Office created a suite of initiatives this past year aimed at one of our valley’s most significant problems: air pollution. The Sustainability Education team developed several pathways to enhance interdisciplinary air quality education at the University of Utah. Those pathways include efforts to identify and […]


Sustainability Leaders Recommit to Centering Equity and Justice

Along with many of you, we spent this past week filled with grief. These feelings are tragically familiar, as is their cause. The legacy of racial oppression played out on city streets around the country and right here in Salt Lake City. We all must play a role in demanding justice in our communities and […]


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Researching Sustainability from Home

Did you know that the Sustainability Office has a librarian? Academic Librarian Amy Brunvand has been working with the Sustainability Office to help collect and preserve information about using the campus as a living laboratory for sustainable change. While campus is shut down, University of Utah students, faculty, and staff can think of campus libraries as a […]


KEITH DIAZ MOORE TO SERVE AS INTERIM CHIEF SUSTAINABILITY OFFICER

Keith Diaz Moore, Dean of the College of Architecture + Planning, has agreed to serve as the U’s interim chief sustainability officer, in addition to his current duties. Diaz is an outstanding choice to lead the university’s sustainability efforts, bringing insights and expertise from many domains, as well as a deep commitment to the interplay […]


Deer captured on camera in the urban interface at the edge of the Wasatch Mountains

SUSTAINABLE CAMPUS INITIATIVE FUND: YEAR IN REVIEW (2017-18)

2017 International Stream Daylighting Lecture Series, $1,000 Project manager: Aaron Phillips A team of university faculty, community members, and the nonprofit Seven Canyons Trust organized two speaker events at the University of Utah. These events facilitated dialogue about the practice of Stream Daylighting, a multi-disciplinary approach to uncovering urban waters, bringing them back to the […]


Students work on a project in Professor Adrienne Cachelin's class.

UNCOVERING SUSTAINABILITY

Originally posted April 2, 2018 in @theU. By Bianca Greeff, graduate assistant, Sustainability Office. Sustainability is much more than just environment. In 2011, the University of Utah began incorporating sustainability more broadly into its curriculum. Today, faculty across campus are enhancing education by implementing the big ideas of sustainability—equity, economy, and environment into their courses […]


Leadership Transition

Chief Sustainability Officer Amy Wildermuth has accepted a position as dean at University of Pittsburgh School of Law, beginning in Fall 2018.  “I have been incredibly fortunate to work with an outstanding team of people in the Sustainability Office and terrific partners across the university,” said Wildermuth. “We have achieved amazing things, such as the […]