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After five years of blogging on WordPress, Sustainable Utah has migrated to our main website. We will be publishing the same great mix of sustainable news, stories, and resources at our new site. We will also be sending out Sustainable U, a regular e-mail newsletter featuring our stories alongside relevant content from across the University of Utah. Move with us! Sign up […]

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Earth Week 2017

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When we imagine the place where we live, we often think of our city, our state, or even our country. But Earth is also our home. We need the planet for more than it needs us. Activist and scientist Vandana Shiva reminds us, “You are not Atlas carrying the world on your shoulder. It is good […]

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CONSCIOUS EXISTENCE IS RESISTANCE. AN INTERVIEW WITH EARTH U SPEAKER DIANA LEONG.

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Conscious existence is resistance—that is the theme of the 4th Annual Earth U: Sustainability & Diversity Mentorship Dinner, which takes place on March 8 from 6-8pm in the Union Ballroom. This free dinner event aims to bring many voices to sustainability issues and develop a network of diverse people, ideas, and possibilities. Panelists from the community will […]

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WINTER BIKING

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Commuters who ride their bikes to work may be happier than their compatriots who drive solo. While cycling may not be feasible for all individuals, those who can partake may find relief from avoiding traffic congestion and breathing in the great outdoors. Biking is typically considered a fair-weather activity, but with a few additional layers and inexpensive […]

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CERTIFY YOUR GREEN OFFICE

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Bianca Greeff, Graduate Assistant. 14 departments across the University of Utah are currently participating in the Sustainability Office’s Green Office Certification, with six already certified. Green Office Certification helps the University achieve its sustainability goals through inviting broad participation. The program is managed by Karren Nichols, Administrative Officer in the Sustainability Office. “Green Office Certification helps colleges and […]

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CLEAN AIR FOR YOU

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By Ayrel Clark-Proffitt and Nate Bramhall, Sustainability Office. Originally posted on Jan. 23 2017. Drive less to help clean the air. Mobile sources, including personal vehicles, are responsible for nearly half of the emissions that cause elevated PM 2.5 levels — emissions so small that they easily embed in our bodies, creating lung and heart issues. Walk, bike, take TRAX, […]

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GROWING KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE THROUGH TREE PLANTING AT ALTA

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By Shaun Daniel, ENVST Program Research Associate. As skiers hit the slopes this winter, they should pause to notice the careful forest conservation efforts that Alta Ski Area is undertaking with the U’s Environmental and Sustainability Studies (ENVST) Program and other community partners. This relationship has led to the planting of over 1,200 trees and is providing students with […]

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RECYCLE GLASS ON CAMPUS

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Emerson Andrews, Sustainable Campus Initiative Fund coordinator. Originally posted on Jan. 9 2017.  Glass recycling has arrived at the University of Utah thanks to the combined efforts of three students, Facilities Management and the Sustainable Campus Initiative Fund, or SCIF. Fifty bins will be placed in buildings during the beginning of the spring 2017 semester and available for […]

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