Engagement

HUMANS OF THE U: NAIMA DAHIR

Originally post on @theU on March 9, 2019. “I grew up in a family that never discussed environmental issues or sustainability. That was not something known to us. My parents have been through a lot—war and things like that—so sustainability and environmental justice hasn’t been a focus. We weren’t privileged enough to know about those […]


RECYCLE RIGHT

Originally posted on @theU on March 25, 2019. By Ayrel Clark-Proffitt, Sustainability Office “You think you know…but you have no idea.” Sure, this is the lead-in for a celebrity exposé series on MTV, but in reality, it’s probably the best line to describe the state of recycling. Recycling isn’t a particularly new concept, even in […]


The Future of White Pines in the West

By Nicolas Apodaca, graduate assistant, Sustainability Office For many Utahns, white pines are a fact of life. Different species of white pine fill the mountainous landscapes of the Intermountain West, and their distinctive cones dot the forest floors. Yet compounding threats caused by changes in climate and forest management are putting these trees at risk. […]


REAL FOOD, REAL PROGRESS

Orginially posted on @theU on March 8, 2019. By Jess Kemper, sustainable food systems manager, Office of Sustainability Did you know that making good choices about the food we eat not only improves our health, but can support better labor conditions, improve the environment and keep profits in our local economy? Unfortunately, making poor choices […]


HEALTHIER CAMPUS INITIATIVE

Originally posted on @theU on March 8, 2019. By Shawn Wood, communications specialist, University of Utah Communications The University of Utah has adopted guidelines to promote better health on campus through nutrition, physical activity and programming over the next three years through the Healthier Campus Initiative sponsored by the Partnership for a Healthier America. President […]


A HEALTHIER COMMUNITY AND U

Winter Bike to the U Day Wednesday, Feb. 6 from 7-9 a.m. we celebrate our U biking community. Bikers stop by on your morning commute to the University on our annual Winter Bike to the U Day. Down a hot drink and win cool prizes. You can find us at these locations: Guardsman Way @ […]


AIR QUALITY RESEARCH

Originally posted on @theU on February 11, 2019. By Kate Whitbeck, University of Utah Sustainability Office It should come as no surprise that the University of Utah is home to some of the world’s premier experts on air quality. As we settle deeper into the winter inversion season, researchers at the U renew their efforts […]


HUMANS OF THE U: MARTIN CUMA

Originally posted on @theU on February 8, 2019. “I’ve enjoyed bicycling since I was a kid, back in the Czech Republic. It provided the freedom to move around without depending on either public transit or my parents. When I moved to Salt Lake in 1998 for my postdoc it felt natural to continue riding. I […]


HUMANS OF THE U: DEBOLINA BANERJEE

Originally posted on @theU on March 1, 2019. “Having lived in India, Hong Kong and now Utah, public transportation has always been a huge part of my life. I’ve seen the difference infrastructure makes from country to country and the impacts it has on people’s travel behaviors. Coming from a highly dense megalopolis where the […]


Active Transportation Improvements: Federal Heights Drive and North Campus Drive

Some minor intersection changes at this location are being constructed in January / February 2019 by UDOT in collaboration with Salt Lake City and the University of Utah, as a follow-up to last summer’s repaving of North Campus Drive.  The purpose of these changes is to provide a bicycle crossing of North Campus Drive while also slowing […]