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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 […]


Merging Research and Design

By Ashley Babbitt, public relations specialist, College of Architecture + Planning. Originally posted on July 3, 2017. The University of Utah recently approved the creation of the Center for Ecological Planning and Design. The new center merges the provisional Ecological Planning Center and the Integrated Technology in Architecture Center — both in the College of Architecture + […]


Humans of the U: David Meikle

University Art Director David Meikle created the art for the University of Utah Farmer’s Market in 2016 and 2017. See a sample of his work below and learn more about what inspires him to create.  Originally posted on June 23, 2017. “I always wanted to be an illustrator. I had a professor, McRay Magleby, who […]


Summer Camping

Katie Stevens, Sustainable Utah Blog Writing Intern Summer is finally upon us and I know we’re all itching to pack up our gear and go somewhere new. Camping is an excellent way to enjoy summer weather and get a break from the fast-paced life in the city. Here are three of my favorite camping spots […]


GCSC Grows Through Partnership

Global Change and Sustainability Center expands with new Center for Ecological Planning and Design and University Water Center. The Global Change and Sustainability Center has expanded to include a partnership with two new centers; the University Water Center and the Center for Ecological Planning and Design. These centers bring scholars together around specific research themes […]


Another Year in SCIF

Another Year in SCIF By: Emerson Andrews, SCIF Coordinator. One more academic year has passed us by, and as people get ready for their summer adventures, now is a good time to reflect on some of the wonderful work that students did this year through the Sustainable Campus Initiative Fund (SCIF). Since the creation of […]


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 […]


Sustainable Sanitary Pads

Originally posted on May 29, 2017. By Vince Horiuchi, public relations associate, University of Utah College of Engineering Each year, nearly 20 billion sanitary pads, tampons and applicators are dumped into North American landfills every year, and it takes centuries for them to biodegrade inside plastic bags, according to a 2016 Harvard Business School report. […]


Crunching Numbers

  By Bianca Greeff, Graduate Assistant. Steven Burian is an Associate Professor in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at the University of Utah. He is also the Project Director of the USAID funded U.S.-Pakistan Center for Advanced Studies in Water at the University of Utah. His research is focused on the planning and […]


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 […]