Sustainability

Community impact

The U partners with the Pac-12 and the Maverik Center to research sustainability at sport venues.


Waste not, want not

Divert resources from the landfill on U Recycle Day, which takes place on Thursday, April 18, from 7:30 a.m.-12 p.m. in the south end of the Rice-Eccles Stadium parking lot.


Investing in a clean energy future

This April, in honor of Earth Month, we encourage our faculty and staff to join our students to take direct, tangible action to address climate change and realize our students’ vision of a clean energy future.


Recycle right

China and other countries are banning certain waste materials. Learning to recycle properly is more important than ever.


Humans of the U: Naima Dahir

“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.”


Real food, real progress

Why eating food produced locally, under fair and safe conditions, matters.


Humans of the U: Debolina Banerjee

“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.”


Humans of the U: Lisa McMurtrey

“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.”


Commit to better air year-round

Consider making alternative transportation part of your everyday life.


The U’s impact on air quality

How is the U curbing its own emissions?