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

 

PAST EVENTS: 


 

 

Join us in learning about the many resources on campus available to students & faculty! 

Wednesday, November 28th 

3:00 - 4:00 PM

Gardner Commons RM 4540

Refreshments Provided!

Presented by: 

The Sustainability Leadership Committee


  

Join us in supporting our local community by donating Nov - March 2019

Things We Always Need
_____________________________

Things We Need in the Winter
_____________________________

Urgent Needs 
_____________________________

Drop off donations in the ENVST Offices GC RM # 4540

 

 


 

 

Join iNaturalist University of Utah Bird Window Collision Study

Help identify bird-window collision hotspots across campus, to help mitigate bird deaths in the future. 

 You may see them dead or stunned.

Join the iNaturalist University of Utah Bird Window Collision Study 

OR email details to Birdstrike.uofu@gmail.com, including detailed location (like NE side of AEB).

Questions? Contact Dr. Barbara Brown

(801-581-7111); Barbara.brown@fcs.utah.edu)


 

Learn about the various sciences of sustainability & eat pizza! 

Tuesday, November 13th

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Gould Auditorium in the Marriott Library 

Free Pizza, Yum!

 


Midterm Voting Info Session:

Wednesday, October 24th 
3:00pm - 4:30pm
Location: Gardner Commons RM 4540

Refreshments Served! 

Presented by:

The Sustainability Leadership Committee 


 

The Future of Conservation in America:

Wednesday, September 26th 

12:15PM - 1:15PM 

S.J. Quinney College of Law Moot Courtroom (Level 6)

Lunch Provided. No Registration Required. Free And Open To The Public.

Gary E. Machlis is a university professor of environmental sustainability at Clemson University and former science advisor to the director of the National Park Service. He is coeditor of Science, Conservation, and National Parks, also published by the University of Chicago Press.

Jonathan B. Jarvis served for forty years with the National Park Service as ranger, biologist, superintendent, regional director, and was its eighteenth director from 2009 to 2017. He is currently the executive director of the Institute for Parks, People, and Biodiversity at the University of California, Berkeley.


 

Wildfire, On the Front Lines with Station 8:

Thursday, October 4th 

12:15PM - 1:15PM 

S.J. Quinney College of Law Moot Courtroom (Level 6)

Lunch Provided. No Registration Required. Free And Open To The Public.

Heather Hansen is an award-winning reporter, specializing in environmental and travel journalism. Over the past couple of years, she has focused her writing on natural resource issues affecting the Intermountain West.

 


ENVST Logo Contest:

 Create a Logo for the ENVST program and win free swag and build your resume! 

Deadline: Thursday, September 20th

Submit by Midnight 

Design Specifications: 

3 Inch Diameter Circle

Must Include Program Logo


 

Conflicts in Federal Land Management
and Why They Matter:

Thursday, September 20th

12:15PM - 1:15PM 

S.J. Quinney College of Law Moot Courtroom (Level 6)

 

Photo Credit: John Ruple

Panelists:
Tyler Green, Solicitor General, Office of the Utah Attorney General (Moderator)
Jared Bennett, First Assistant United State Attorney, U.S. Department of Justice
Steve Ellis, Former BLM-Deputy Director
William Myers III, Holland & Hart, (Former Interior Department-Solicitor

Lunch provided. No registration required. Free and open to the public. 

Sponsored By The Stegner Center, FBA-Utah Chapter, And The ENREL Section Of The State Bar. 


 

Opioid Truths, Myths, & Breakthroughs:

Thursday, September 13th 

12:00PM - 1:00PM 

Pizza & Politics - Open to the Public 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

What is the Future of the Iran Nuclear Deal?:

Wednesday, September 12nd 

12:00PM - 1:00PM 

Pizza & Politics - Open to the Public 


 

Screening & Discussion: Nuclear Savage 

Wednesday, September 10th

2:00PM - 3:30PM 

Pizza & Politics - Open to the Public 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Civic Engagment & Activism: 

Wednesday, September 5th 

12:00PM - 1:00PM 

Pizza & Politics - Open to the Public

 


 

 

Skateboarding Diplomacy: 

Tuesday, September 4th 

12:00PM - 1:00PM 

Pizza & Politics - Open to the Public 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Bike to Movie Night:

Wednesday, August 29th

Refreshments @ 7:30PM - Screening @ 8:00PM

Round up your friends and ride your bike, walk, bus to the North Lawn of the Gardner Commons. For our biannual Bike to Movie Night. We are thrilled to be showing the documentary Minimalism.  This film explores living a meaningful and sustainable life with less. Join us for mingling at 7:30PM and enjoy tasty refreshments. Then get comfy in your concert chairs and picnic blankets for the film starting at 8:00PM!

 

 

 

 


 

Land Management Panel:

Wednesday, March 6th
12:30pm - 2:00pm
Location: BLDG 73, RM 110

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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.


 

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!


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.


 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!


 

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)

 

 

 

 

 

 


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

Join us in supporting our local community by donating Nov - March 2019

Things We Always Need
_____________________________

Things We Need in the Winter
_____________________________

Urgent Needs 
_____________________________

Drop off donations in the ENVST Offices GC RM # 4540  

Bird Strike Flyer

Join iNaturalist University of Utah Bird Window Collisio
Help identify bird-window collision hotspots across campus, to help mitigate bird deaths in the future. 
You may see them dead or stunned.

Join the 
iNaturalist University of Utah Bird Window Collision Study,
 OR email details to Birdstrike.uofu@gmail.com, including detailed location (like NE side of AEB).
 

Questions? Contact Dr. Barbara Brown
(801-581-7111); Barbara.brown@fcs.utah.edu)

EnviroClub Meetings:  Gardner Commons room 4490, Mondays 6:30 PM


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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ENVST Program
801-585-5403
envst@envst.utah.edu


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Last Updated: 12/10/18