Pac-12 Sustainability Conference coming to Rice-Eccles Stadium

This story was originally published on Utah Athletics news site. 

University of Utah President Taylor Randall and Director of Athletics Mark Harlan headline the list of speakers and presenters for the annual Pac-12 Sustainability Conference to be held at Rice-Eccles Stadium on June 15-16. The two-day conference will begin with a career fair at 12 p.m. on Wednesday, June 15 that will showcase jobs and career paths focused on environmental sustainability and athletics.

Registration is open now by visiting the online event portal here. This year’s edition will represent the sixth annual in the event’s history, the fourth in-person and first since 2019 at the University of Washington. The event was held virtually in 2020 and 2021 during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The 2022 Pac-12 Sustainability Conference is focused on an elevated approach to driving sustainability action within collegiate athletics departments, designing new collective initiatives, and sharing best practices to transform college sports into a platform for social impact and environmental progress. For a full rundown of the conference schedule, please click here.

President Randall’s Keynote Address will cap the first day of the conference, at 6 p.m. on June 15. Harlan will speak on Thursday, June 16, at 1:30 p.m.

Consistent with its reputation as the Conference of Champions, the Pac-12 was the first collegiate sports conference to convene a high-level symposium focused entirely on integrating sustainability into college athletics and across college campuses. All of the Pac-12 athletic departments have committed to measuring their environmental performance, developing strategies and goals to reduce their impact, monitoring their progress, and engaging fans and communities in sustainable and social impact practices.

The Pac-12 is committed to using the power of sport to promote healthy, sustainable practices to its campus communities and among Pac-12 fans. Utah Athletics is supported in achieving these standards through partnership with the University of Utah Sustainability Office, whose mission and initiatives can be found at sustainability.utah.edu.