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Real Food Challenge 

Real Food Challenge Group    

   In February, University of Utah President David Pershing signed the Real Food Campus Commitment—a national challenge that commits the U to changing its food purchasing to include 20 percent “real food” by the year 2020. “Real food” is classified as local, fair, humane, and/or ecologically sound. It was students, working with the U’s Sustainability Office, who drove this commitment to healthier food and food systems. Check out the Salt Lake Magazine article on it here by Sarah Lappe.

ENVST/CMP Students Create a Vision

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Living Wall


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The Living Wall grew out of the Fall 2014 Environmental and Sustainability Studies Capstone course at the University of Utah. A group of students sharing the common interests of green infrastructure and air quality improvement got together to build a vertical garden on campus. After receiving a grant through the Sustainable Campus Initiative Fund, they were able to make it happen. The Living Wall will serve as a symbol of sustainability for years to come, and we hope this project will inspire students to continue making progress toward a more sustainable future.