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SCIF Project Report – Green Infrastructure Pollinator Garden: Making the most of campus space

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By Abbie Nistler Project Green Infrastructure Pollinator Garden, was the result of a collaboration between Professors Sarah Hinners and Amy Sibul as well as the then student leader of the University Beekeeping Association, Mason Kreidler to prevent flooding in the Architecture Building through the use of green infrastructure while creating a pollinator friendly landscape.  When […]

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SCIF Project Report – Community-Based Educational Outreach to Address Air Pollution

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By Abbie Nistler Project Community-Based Educational Outreach to Address Air Pollution was created by Casey Mullen to increase at-home air sensors in houses in high-impact communities. The goal of her project was to address the social inequities in the distribution of nongovernmental air quality sensors and educate communities on local air quality issues.  Due to […]

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Project Art Heals: Illustrating healing through upcycled medical waste

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By Abbie Nistler Project Art Heals, headed by Emily Hagn, used visual art as a symbol of therapeutic healing medical burnout and loss throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. The project, a mural currently displayed at the U of U Hospital, used medical waste, vaccination vials and mementos from patients, workers and individuals involved in or lost […]

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April showers AND March garden prep bring May flowers and crops!

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  By Sydney Murray, Sustainability Office With spring just around the corner, warmer temperatures, longer daylight and showery weather, the three main components that make for an optimal growing season are also on their way! For many seasoned gardeners, the beginning of the growing season brings excitement and joy as plans are made for what, […]

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A Handful of Tips for Tackling Winter on a Bike

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By Ginger Cannon During Utah’s winter months, many people stay healthy and help clear our air by using sustainable transportation.  To those that ride the bus or TRAX, walk, and roll on two wheels to arrive at their destinations – we say a hearty thank you! Here’s a few tips for active travel this winter: […]

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Long Live U Bike Week: Preparing for Winter Cycling!

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By Sydney Murray, Sustainability Office Did you know that transportation causes about 30% of carbon emissions on campus? Vehicle emissions contribute to poor air quality in and around the Salt Lake Valley, which can lead to ecological degradation and negative human health impacts. That is why the Sustainability Office is committed to promoting alternative modes […]

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Student Stipend to Offer Greater Accessibility to SCIF Grants

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The Sustainability Campus Initiative Fund (SCIF) is for everyone and anyone interested in pursuing funded sustainability projects. In an effort to live up to this statement, SCIF is introducing a student stipend that will offer financial compensation to students who aren’t able to pursue an independent project due to financial or personal barriers. While the […]

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What Goes Around Comes Around (WGACA) Pop-Up Thrift Store

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By Sydney Murray, Sustainability Office During the final weeks of spring semester, the Sustainability Office collects gently used items from students moving out of the residence halls for our annual What Goes Around Comes Around (WGACA) pop-up thrift store, which is a free on-campus program designed to meet students’ basic needs, move toward a zero-waste […]

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GCSC Seminar: Interdisciplinary Advocacy in Environmental Justice

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By Sydney Murray, Sustainability Office When it comes to practicing law, one often thinks of filing briefs, going to court, representing clients, and engaging in litigation. Ruhan Nagra, associate professor of law and founding director of the Environmental Justice Clinic at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, refers to such activities as […]

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GCSC Seminar: Promoting Environmentally Responsible Behavior

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By Sydney Murray, Sustainability Office Dr. Brian Eisenhauer is the Director of the Office of Environmental Sustainability, and professor of environmental sociology at Plymouth State University. Combining his personal affinity for the outdoors and his academic background in studying people and human society, his research interests center around environmental communications, sustainability, conservation, and grassroots activism. […]

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