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Active Transportation Improvements: Federal Heights Drive and North Campus Drive

Some minor intersection changes at this location are being constructed in January / February 2019 by UDOT in collaboration with Salt Lake City and the University of Utah, as a follow-up to last summer’s repaving of North Campus Drive.  The purpose of these changes is to provide a bicycle crossing of North Campus Drive while also slowing […]


HUMANS OF THE U: LISA MCMURTREY

Originally posted on @theU on Feb. 22, 2019. “I started taking public transit around the time of the Olympics—so since 2002. It’s a 60-minute commute and then I have a five-minute walk to the Burn Center at University of Utah Hospital. I care about the environment. I want to be a better steward of what […]


COMMIT TO BETTER AIR YEAR-ROUND

Originally posted on @theU on February 25, 2019. By Ayrel Clark-Proffitt, Sustainability Office It’s the final week of the Clear the Air Challenge. As we approach the end of the competition, the University of Utah is a contender to take the top spot. That means you should log your trips now so we can triumph over both […]


THE U’S IMPACT ON AIR QUALITY

Orginally posted on @theU on February 19, 2019. By Myron Willson, Deputy Chief Sustainability Officer The inversion season is upon us. This can be a time to point fingers at other polluters, but it should also be a time to recognize our own contributions to the murky haze and examine what steps we are taking […]


Sustainability Leadership Awards Honor Campus Leaders

University honors seven campus leaders with Sustainability Leadership Awards at the Environment and Sustainability Research Symposium. Each year, the Global Change & Sustainability Center’s Environment and Sustainability Research Symposium provides an opportunity for students to share their interdisciplinary research with the U community. On February 13, the Union ballroom was abuzz with the sounds of […]


The Dynamics of Climate Change with Aradhna Tripati

“The Dynamics of Climate Change” The Global Change and Sustainability Center (GCSC) seminar series presents a lecture by Aradhna Tripati, Professor in the Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences department and the Earth, Planetary, & Space Sciences department, as well as at the Institute of Geophysics & Planetary Physics and the Institute of Environment & Sustainability at […]


Searching for ‘Soul’-utions

“Imagining Sustainable Futures: Collaborative ‘Soul’-utions for Earthly Survival.” The Global Change and Sustainability Center (GCSC) seminar series presents a lecture by Giovanna Di Chiro, Lang Professor for Issues of Social Change at Swarthmore College. By Nicholas Apodaca, graduate assistant, Sustainability Office When we talk about sustainability, we might assume that progressive science policy would naturally […]


Invert the Inversion

Originally posted on @theU on January 28, 2019. By Ayrel Clark-Proffitt, campus engagement, Sustainability Office It is hard to ignore Salt Lake Valley’s poor air quality this winter unless you’ve figured out how to shut your eyes and mouth and plug your nose (or you haven’t gone outside at all). Views of our mountains, the […]


The Father of Environmental Justice: Dr. Robert Bullard

As environmental degradation and the impacts of a rapidly changing climate become more obvious, so does the inequity of its consequences. Recognizing that communities of color experience disproportionate impacts of environmental and health hazards that result from social, political, and economic practices, the Sustainability Office, S.J. Quinney College of Law, Office for Equity and Diversity […]


PROTECTING OUR WINTERS

Originally posted on @theU on Monday, January 7, 2018. By Abby Ghent, sports and sustainability student ambassador, Athletics and the Sustainability Office Mind-blowing fact: According to The Washington Post, if you were born after February 1985, you haven’t experienced a month where the Earth’s average monthly temperature was below average. Rising temperatures, as well as a […]