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Check out the Sustainability Office & the CSBS event calendars for more Environmental & Sustainability related events. 

Upcoming Events 

 Become a Citizen Activist

Wednesday, November 8th
3:00pm-4:30pm
Location: LNCO 2110

Join us to learn how to become an active citizen in your community. Learn how to lobby, write an op-ed with Tim Fitzpatrick from the Salt Lake Tribune, and connect with local and state non-profits to see how you can make a difference.

PAST EVENTS

 Water Panel 

Wednesday, March 29th
3:00pm-4:30pm
Location: University of Utah LNCO (Languages and Commnications Building. RM 2110)

Join us to learn about water-related issues in the state of Utah and how to get involved with potential internship and job opportunities! 

Panelists: 
- Glen Canyon Institute 
- Jordan River Commission
- Salt Lake County Department of Water Quality 
- Seven Canyons Trust
- Utah Rivers Council 

Many ENVST students go on to work for non profit or environmental organizations, but do not know what to expect from the job. This event will be a great opportunity for students to learn about volunteer opportunities as well introducing future collaboration between students and organizations for potential careers. 

Snacks provided!

water panel

Lunch with Leaders - Brittany Ingalls & Katherine Veeder

Tuesday, April 4th 
12:15-1:45 pm

The ENVST Program hosts monthly guests, allowing students an opportunity to interact with professionals in our Program's field of study. Students meet in the ENVST office, then walk down to Aristos to meet for lunch. Stay up to-date by receiving ENVST emails to find out when the next Lunch with Leaders will take place.

 


 Past Events  

Air Quality Panel 

Wednesday, February 15th 
3:00- 4:30pm
LNCO (Languages and Commnications Building. RM 2110)

We all want to breathe clean air! Join the ENVST program for an Air Quality Panel hosted by the Sustainability Leadership Committee at the University of Utah. 

Speakers from four local organizations who are actively working to improve air quality in the Salt Lake Valley will be speaking about their organization.  

Panelists: 
-Breathe Utah
-HEAL
-Utah Moms for Clean Air
-Utah Physicians for a Healthy Environment 

Many ENVST students go on to work for non profit or environmental organizations, but do not know what to expect from the job. This event will be a great opportunity for students to learn about volunteer opportunities as well introducing future collaboration between students and organizations for potential careers.  

Snacks provided!

air quality panel flyer

 

Trax to Snax

Thursday, February 2nd 
7:00 pm

 Join the ENVST Program for the opportunity to meet and engage with peers and faculty over your shared passion for tasty treats and the environment! Free cake provided! 

Where: Salt Lake Roasting Co. (320 East 400 South)

 Trax to Snax

Lunch with Leaders - Danielle Fowles

Wednesday, February 8th
12:00 pm

The ENVST Program hosts monthly guests, allowing students an opportunity to interact with professionals in our Program's field of study. Students meet in the ENVST office, then walk down to Porquine Pub to meet for lunch. Stay up to-date by receiving ENVST emails to find out when the next Lunch with Leaders will take place.

 

Wild and Scenic Film Festival 2016

Thursday, November 3rd
6:00PM-9:00PM

On Nov. 3rd join the University of Utah’s Environment & Sustainability Studies Program (ENVST) for a fun evening while supporting a great cause for student scholarships. The 2016 Wild & Scenic Film Festival will be held at the Fort Douglas Post Theater on upper campus (245 South Fort Douglas Blvd. Building 636, Salt Lake City, UT) from 6–9:00 pm. This event is the ENVST program’s main fundraiser for scholarships, which give students the opportunity to focus on studies by alleviating financial stress.

There will be a silent auction with killer local items on which to bid! The savory treats will be provided by RubySnap Cookies, a local business. Coffee and herbal tea will also be served. What better way to engage in the community than supporting dedicated students, enjoying epic films, winning awesome items, and enjoying local sweets?!

This worthwhile event is being organized by the Sustainability Leadership Committee, which is a group of nine select students who serve as ambassadors for the Environmental Studies Program, and who work closely with the Associate Director, Jennifer Watt. As a member of the committee, I have been a part of the planning process and can promise you that this year’s festival has a noteworthy line-up of films. With special access to a film festival’s planning packet, the committee came together and sorted through the long list of potential films to show. After hours of watching environmental films with bloodshot eyes, we chose the perfect mix of films with topics ranging from solar energy, water, sense of place, creative research, and outdoor adventure. Between the alluring cinematography and stunning storytelling to inform, I bet you will leave the event feeling awed, inspired, and motivated.

Besides the captivating films, I can also promise you that there is an impressive supply of silent auction items on which to bid. Last year we had gift cards; ski resort day passes; gear for biking, skiing, & climbing; and memberships to Red Butte Gardens, The Natural History Museum, Tracy Aviary, and Core Power Yoga. This year we will have equally epic (if not better) raffle items up for grabs! The Sustainability Leadership Committee asked local business for silent auction donations. We are thankful for our sponsors for helping make this event successful.

A key feature to environmentalism and to living sustainably is localism. When planning the event, the Leadership Committee had the community in mind and kept donation items and food for the event as local as possible. This event supports the ENVST program, but as students, we wanted to be able to support the community as well. The event is all about inspiring action, promoting the local community, and supporting Environmental and Sustainability Studies students.

Support our students and hurry and buy your tickets before they sell out! Otherwise you be left out-of-the-loop when your friends are talking about their favor films and awesome swag from the auction!

 

Bike to Movie Night
Tuesday, August 30th 
Refreshments @ 7:45PM - Screening @ 8:45PM

unbroken ground banner What better way to start a fresh fall semester than an outdoor movie screening on Tuesday, August 30th? Round up your friends and ride your bike, walk, or bus to the Edible Campus Gardens located just east of Pioneer Memorial Theatre (300 South 1400 East) for our biannual Bike to Movie Night. We are thrilled to be showing Patagonia Provision’s new documentary: Unbroken Ground. This film  by Chris Malloy “explores four areas of agriculture that aim to change our relationship to the land and oceans.” Join us for mingling at sunset at 7:45PM and enjoy tasty organic refreshments. Then get comfy in your concert chairs and picnic blankets for the film starting at 8:30PM!

So what is this movie about? Patagonia Provisions describes:

“[Unbroken Grounds] explains the critical role food will play in the next frontier of our efforts to solve the environmental crisis… Most of our food is produced using methods that reduce biodiversity, decimate soil and contribute to climate change. We believe our food can and should be a part of the solution to the environmental crisis; grown, harvested and produced in ways that restore our land, water and wildlife. The film tells the story of four groups that are pioneers in the fields of regenerative agriculture, regenerative grazing, diversified crop development and restorative fishing.”.

We can’t wait to see you there to help us kick off an awesome semester! Invite your friends on Facebook and spread the word about his great event. Lastly, get involved and get connected to our food system here on campus by volunteering at the Edible Campus Gardens.

This event is hosted by the Sustainability Leadership Committee and co-sponsored by the Edible Campus Gardens, Environmental and Sustainability Studies Program, and Sustainability Office. 


Wild and Scenic Film Festival 2015

November, 18th 
6:00PM-9:00PM

On Nov. 18 join the University of Utah’s Environment & Sustainability Studies Program(ENVST) for a fun evening while supporting a great cause for student scholarships. The 2015 Wild & Scenic Film Festival will be held at UMFA (Utah Museum of Fine Arts) from 6–9:00 pm. This event is the ENVST program’s main fundraiser for scholarships, which give students the opportunity to focus on studies by alleviating financial stress.

There will be a silent auction with killer local items on which to bid! The food will be provided by local businesses. What better way to engage in the community than supporting dedicated students, enjoying epic films, winning awesome items, and enjoying delicious local food?!

This worthwhile event is being organized by the Sustainability Leadership Committee, which is a group of nine select students who serve as ambassadors for the Environmental Studies Program, and who work closely with the Associate Director, Jennifer Watt. As a member of the committee, I have been a part of the planning process and can promise you that this year’s festival has a noteworthy line-up of films. With special access to a film festival’s planning packet, the committee came together and sorted through the long list of potential films to show. After hours of watching environmental films with bloodshot eyes, we chose the perfect mix of films with topics ranging from solar energy, water, sense of place, creative research, and outdoor adventure. I bet you will leave the event feeling awed, inspired, and motivated.

Besides the captivating films, I can also promise you that there is an impressive supply of silent auction items on which to bid. To give you a sneak peek, we have gift cards; ski resort day passes; gear for biking, skiing, & climbing; and memberships to Red Butte Gardens, The Natural History Museum, Tracy Aviary, and Core Power Yoga. But remember, that is only a glimpse! The Sustainability Leadership Committee asked local business for silent auction donations. We are thankful for sponsors like Alta, Sundance, Petzl, Relics Gallery, Core Power Yoga, US Ski Team, Flowrider, Sugared Caramel, Local Lunatic, Orchid Arrangements, and Kings English for helping make this event successful.

Lastly, I can promise you that there will be tasty appetizers provided by Liberty Heights Fresh and desserts provided by Hungry Bear Bakery to satisfy your sweet tooth. A key feature to environmentalism and to living sustainably is localism. When planning the event, the Leadership Committee had the community in mind and kept donation items and food for the event as local as possible. This event supports the ENVST program, but as students, we wanted to be able to support the community as well. The event is all about inspiring action, promoting the local community, and supporting Environmental and Sustainability Studies students. Jai Bashir is one of the students who received a scholarship from the program last year.

Bashir explained, “The tuition waiver gave me the opportunity to put more diligent time and active passion into my writing and advocacy efforts. Because I didn’t have to work three jobs to pay for tuition and living expenses, I was able accomplish things such as organizing a citywide protest (the local version of the People’s Climate March) and receive an award from the Academy of American Poets.”

Support our students and hurry and buy your tickets before they sell out! Otherwise you be left out-of-the-loop when your friends are talking about their favor films while wearing their new attire from the auction!

WSFF 2015

BECOME A CITIZEN ACTIVIST - Nov. 8th, 3-4:30PM, LNCO Room 2110.  Join us to learn how to become an active citizen in your community. Lean how to lobby, write an op-ed with a presentation by Tim Fitzpatrick from the Salt Lake Tribune, and connect with local and state non-profits to see how you can make an impact.

LUNCH WITH LEADERS - Nov. 13, 11:45-1:15.  Zach Frankel from Utah Rivers Council.  If you would like to attend email Jenn Watt. (first 7 will have their lunch paid for by the ENVST program)

The Edible Campus Gardens are always seeking more volunteers! Sign up for the U Campus Tilth, a Weekly memo that includes volunteer times.  

Volunteer Opportunity - Trail & Improvement work - Salt Lake Climbers Alliance

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Last Updated: 10/19/17