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 […]


Originally Posted on February 12, 2018 in @theU By Abeni Czajkowski, communications specialist, Planning Design & Construction You don’t need to wait for the yearly walk to report an area you think needs to be addressed. To report a lighting issue, click here. A report can be made at any time via your phone. Simply […]


Origninally posted in @theU on Oct. 23, 2017. By Shawn Wood, communications specialist, University Marketing & Communications The University of Utah announces its first Athletics building to be LEED Gold certified. The Jon M. and Karen Huntsman Basketball Facility, home to both men’s and women’s basketball, is officially a leader in sustainable design and energy […]


Originally posted in @theU on Oct. 10, 2017 By Liz Ivkovich, University of Utah Sustainability Office Medical equipment that helps treat and cure hospital patients, big data computer servers critical to research, hundreds of classrooms lit and climate-controlled – carrying out the mission of University of Utah requires a lot of electricity. Soon, 50 percent of […]

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 […]