China and other countries are banning certain waste materials. Learning to recycle properly is more important than ever.
“When I first started college and learned about environmental racism, such as the water crisis in Flint, MI., I was taken aback at how these environmental injustices are happening in communities of color that don’t have the resources to fight back against things that are affecting them. It became personal to me as a person of color, who comes from a community that has a large refugee community with a low socioeconomic status.”
Why eating food produced locally, under fair and safe conditions, matters.
“Being a user of public transit all my life, I see the numerous potentials here in Utah. What’s lacking here is the ‘necessity’ factor. People feel more in control of their schedule with driving.”
“I think the type of work that I do requires self-care, but in general, I like to build in a balance of work and relaxation into my daily life. Using public transportation helps me achieve that balance.”
Consider making alternative transportation part of your everyday life.
How is the U curbing its own emissions?
The U honors seven campus leaders with leadership awards at the Environment and Sustainability Research Symposium.
“I’ve enjoyed bicycling since I was a kid, back in the Czech Republic. It provided the freedom to move around without depending on either public transit or my parents. When I moved to Salt Lake in 1998 for my postdoc it felt natural to continue riding. I save on a parking pass and car costs and it forces me to get up on my bike every morning and ride to work.”
Researchers at the U renew their efforts to better understand who the big emitters are, who is being affected and how we can clear our air.