The University of Utah is researching, educating, and taking action toward our changing climate. Climate change is reshaping our Earth with rising temperatures and shifting and extreme weather patterns, which affect all of our global systems. Scientists have linked these changes to the rising levels of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gasses in our atmosphere as a direct result of human activity. This uncertain future demands that we think about our actions today.

What the University is Doing 

Sustainability Office

The University of Utah Sustainability Office supports and facilitates sustainable education, research, progress, and action. Through strategic partnerships and programs, the university is striving to be a leader in climate action.

Presidents’ Climate Leadership Commitments

The University of Utah is a signatory to the Presidents’ Climate Leadership Commitments. The commitments aid the university on its path to carbon neutrality by 2050, as well as promote resilience and adaptation. Track the university’s progress on our Climate Commitment page.

Utah Climate Action Network

The University of Utah is a member of the Utah Climate Action Network, which is a partnership between government, research institutions, non-profits/foundations, faith-based organizations, the private sector, and individuals working to address climate change in Utah.

What You Can Do

There are several opportunities to expand your education, conduct research, build partnerships, and take action on campus.

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