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

Upcoming Events:   


 

Meet & Greet with Dr. Nancy Grimm  

Tuesday, February 25th, 2020 

11:00 - 12:00 PM

Gardner Commons, RM 4540 

Dr. Grimm studies the interaction of climate variation, human activities & ecosystems. Her interdisciplinary research in urban & stream ecosystems has focused on disturbance, resilience, & biogeochemical processes! 

Refreshments Served!! 


Past Events: 


 Clear the Air Information Session

Thursday, January 30th, 2020
1:00 - 3:00 PM
Gardner Commons, RM 4540

 

Join us in signing up with the University of Utah for the 2020

Clean the Air Challenge !!

Stop by Gardner Commons room 4540 to learn more about the challenge & talk to others about a clean commute.

 

Coffee & Bagels Provided!! 


 

 

 Student & Faculty Mixer 

Tuesday, February 4th, 2020

3:00 - 4:00 PM

Gardner Commons, RM 2900

 

Refreshments Served!  

Join us in getting to know your peers and professors! 

  


 

 

University Student Job Fair

 - 2

Union Ballroom

SPONSORED BY  CAREER & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CENTER

 

 

The Big Thaw

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

 

Open to the public & lunch is provided!

Presented by S. J. Quinney College of Law 


Water Banking

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

 

Open to the public & lunch is provided!

Presented by S. J. Quinney College of Law 


 

THE POLITICS OF ACTIVISM

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Hinckley Institute of Politics (map)

Pizza & Politics - Free and open to the public

 

 


Saving the Ocean's Wildlife: Sustainable Food

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Hinckley Institute of Politics (map)

Pizza & Politics - Free and open to the public

SPONSORED BY THE GLOBAL HIGH SEAS MARINE PRESERVE
 

 

Protect yourself against Utah's poor air quality this winter with a stylish & safe Vogmask

Through a SCIF grant and a generous donation by Vogmask we are able to sell these masks for $5.00. (CASH ONLY)

 All proceeds go towards purchasing more masks.  

Masks will be sold: 

December 4th & 5th, 2019 

Gardner Commons RM 4540

8:00 - 4:00 PM 


 

 

Wednesday, November 6th 2019

Gardner Commons RM 2900

2:30 - 4:00 PM

 

Join us for a discussion concerning: 

The Expedition of John Wesley Powell 

The Future of The Colorado River   

 

Discussion from 3:00 - 4:00 PM


Dr. Jane Goodall & Paul Hawken 

Mountain Towns 2030 Keynote Speakers 

Wednesday, October 2, 2019  - 6:30 - 8:30

Eccles Center :1750 Kearns Boulevard Park City, UT 84060

Students are FREE! 

Resever your ticket here


Climate Impacts on Minoritized Communities

Hinckley Institute of Politics (map)

Open to the public & pizza is provided!! 

Presented by The Hinckley Institute

 


 

Air pollution, Environmental Injustice, and the Well-Being of Children

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

 

Open to the public & lunch is provided!

Presented by S. J. Quinney College of Law 


The Malheur National Wildlife Refuge Occupation and Combatting Violent Extremism

Thursday, September 19th 

12:15 - 1:15 PM

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

 

Open to the public & lunch is provided!

Presented by S. J. Quinney College of Law 


 

Bike Week - September 9th - 13th

 

Fun events and discounts for riding your bike to campus!! 

Check out the webpage for more infor and event dates.

Loss the C02 and gain the muscle, wahoo! 

 


 

#whatdoUdo Challenge: 

Win a $50 gift card to the University's camus store by joining the #whatdoUdo challenge to show off your sustainability skills!
The University of Utah is striving everyday to be more sustainable and you are part of that effort. Individual actions promote larger changes in how campus moves to a sustainable future.
 
 

Show us what you do to be sustainable by doing the following:

  • Make a post on Instagram of you doing something sustainable (must be a post- not a story)
  • Examples: Taking public transportation, riding your bike, using reusable utensils, using reusable bags, picking a product that promotes zero waste, conserving energy, etc. 
  • Tag it with #whatdoUdo and #sustainableUofU (post must include the first two hashtags)
  • Do this by end of day on April 10th to be entered to win the $50 campus bookstore gift card 
We hope that you will help us highlight all the efforts we as individuals take to help our planet and our campus be more sustainable. This challenge runs from April 2nd to April 10th. Winner of the challenge will be announced on Earth Day (April 22nd). 

 

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
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Things We Need in the Winter
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Urgent Needs 
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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


 

 

 

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!
 


 

 

 

 

Last Updated: 2/23/20