Spurring the Market for Good

By Liz Ivkovich, Sustainability Office. Originally posted on July 17, 2017. If you ask around about sustainability at the University of Utah, it won’t be long before you run into Kevin Emerson. Emerson graduated from the Environmental and Sustainability Studies program in 2002 and is currently the energy efficiency director for Utah Clean Energy, a […]

Your Utah Your Future

Sustainability Office receives “Your Utah Your Future” award. On May 31 at the State Capitol, the University of Utah Sustainability Office was honored to receive a Your Utah Your Future award from Envision Utah for our U Drive Electric program—a community discount program for electric and plug-in-hybrid vehicles. Envision Utah is a nonprofit community partnership […]

Taking the Lead

Originally posted on May 15, 2017. By the Sustainability Office. Ginger Cannon is no stranger to working in complex systems like the University of Utah. An experienced city planner, Cannon is the University of Utah’s first active transportation manager. Brought here through a unique partnership between Facilities Management, Administrative Services, Health Sciences, Student Affairs, Research […]

Making Real Progress

Originally posted on April 24, 2017. By Katie Stevens, Sustainable Utah Blog Writing Intern In February 2015, President David W. Pershing committed the University of Utah to the Real Food Challenge — a goal to have 20 percent of the university’s food categorized as “real” by 2020. “Real food” is a newer term used to […]


By Liz Ivkovich, Sustainability Office. The University saved more than $120,000 by sharing office furniture between departments.  With the University’s exponential growth, campus departments expand accordingly. When they get too big for their old spaces they may move around campus in search of a better fit. Despite the best efforts of the University to reuse and […]