The University of Utah and the highest levels of administration have committed our campus to achieving carbon neutrality and to integrating sustainable practices that foster new, clean energy, local food, better transit, and responsible living through innovations that are prosperous for our campus and community

Our Commitments

American College & University Presidents‘ Climate Commitment

In 2008, the University of Utah joined the  American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment that dedicated our campus to reaching carbon neutrality by the year 2050. In response, the Sustainability Office with campus-wide support created the 2010 Climate Action Plan as a map toward a carbon-neutral campus. 

Real Food Challenge

In 2014, the University united with the national Real Food Challenge, a promise to shift campus food purchasing to include 20 percent real food by the year 2020. At the time of signing, the U was the largest university to join the challenge.

Billion Dollar Green Challenge

The university has committed to the Billion Dollar Green Challenge in 2016. This challenge is an effort by universities and institutions of higher learning to collectively invest one billion dollars into sustainability projects. The University of Utah is fulfilling this commitment through the Revolving Loan Fund.