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How Students Can Achieve Campus Sustainability: The Sustainability Climate Initiative Fund

  • University of Utah (UT)

Edmond Andrews, the University of Utah Sustainability Climate Initiative Fund (SCIF) Manager, explains what SCIF is and how it works.

The Sustainable Campus Initiative Fund (SCIF) is the University of ...

  • Posted May 22, 2019
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Student Campus Initiative Fund (SCIF)

  • University of Utah (UT)

The Sustainable Campus Initiative Fund (SCIF) is the University of Utah’s green grant program. Students, faculty, and staff from all disciplines and departments are invited to propose projects that ...


Intersections of Food Waste, Hunger, and Spectrums of Homelessness, Abuse, and Addiction

  • University of Utah (UT)
  • Chartwells Higher Education (NY)

Homeless adults have disproportionate rates of chronic diet-related diseases, food security, rates of obesity, as well as co-morbidities such as diabetes. The outlook is even worse for children and youth ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Food Recovery and Partnership Models

  • University of Notre Dame (IN)
  • University of Utah (UT)
  • Sodexo (FL)
  • 412 Food Rescue (PA)

The University of Utah is collaborating to address seven of the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals on on-campus, in local communities, as well as throughout the state. While working ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Nation's First Community-Based Culinary Medicine Garden and Sustainability Curriculum

  • University of Utah (UT)

We have the nation's first Culinary Medicine (CM) course pairing community members and Health Sciences (HS) students together to research, design, and implement community-based CM curricula, the inclusion in ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Academic Libraries Fostering Resilient Communities

  • Michigan State University (MI)
  • University of Arizona (AZ)
  • University of Utah (UT)

Every institution of higher education already has an academic library that can be a partner in campus sustainability. This program offers specific ideas for how faculty, sustainability staff and administrators ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Improving Inclusivity at Campus Farmers Market and Garden

  • University of Utah (UT)

The University of Utah Sustainability Office coordinates an on-campus farmers market and two edible garden sites that provide students, faculty, staff, and community members with local, healthy, and sustainable food ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Urban Ecology BA/BS

  • University of Utah (UT)

The undergraduate degree in Urban Ecology focuses on exploring the interrelationships among social, environmental and economic systems, with an aim toward enhancing the vitality and sustainability of places and communities.

  • Posted April 12, 2018
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Climate Change Certificate

  • University of Utah (UT)

As the impacts of climate change become more severe over the coming years and decades, companies, government agencies, and non-governmental organizations will be required to adapt and respond to climate ...

  • Posted April 12, 2018
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Sustainable Tourism & Hospitality Management Emphasis (BA/BS)

  • University of Utah (UT)

The study of tourism and hospitality generally, comprises an enormous breadth of fascinating topics. Among the many topics that are of concern to tourism and hospitality students are cultural and ...

  • Posted April 12, 2018
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Sustainable Tourism Certificate

  • University of Utah (UT)

The certificate is designed to enable students and participants to undergo a focused concentration within their major or professional position on international issues in ecotourism and sustainable tourism development and ...

  • Posted April 12, 2018
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Population, Development & Sustainability, Geography Major

  • University of Utah (UT)

This emphasis focuses on sustainable population growth and urban systems. Students can choose electives that allow them to specialize in either Urban or Sustainable Development areas.

  • Posted April 12, 2018
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Climate Change & Landscape Dynamics Emphasis, Geography (BA/BS)

  • University of Utah (UT)

This emphasis focuses on the Earth system, its processes, and the impacts of these processes on the environment. Students can choose electives that allow them to specialize in one or ...

  • Posted April 12, 2018
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Environmental & Sustainability Studies Major

  • University of Utah (UT)

Environmental and Sustainability Studies students develop an understanding of ecological systems and the consequences of human-environment interactions, with grounding in earth systems and social science

  • Posted April 12, 2018
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Environmental & Sustainability Studies Minor

  • University of Utah (UT)

Environmental and Sustainability Studies students develop an understanding of ecological systems and the consequences of human-environment interactions, with grounding in earth systems and social science

  • Posted April 12, 2018
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Creating a Multi-Institution Food Task Force

  • University of Utah (UT)

In 2016 I co-created a 'Higher Education Food Task Force' with the seven major institutions along what is known as the Wasatch Front in Utah, which is the major population ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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Salt Lake Excess: A Transportation-Based Food Recovery Model

  • University of Utah (UT)

Restaurants and charities often desire to divert surplus food to communities in need, but logistical constraints prevent this. Salt Lake Excess, developed by a student group at the University of ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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Nourishing U: Reclaiming Food, Alleviating Hunger, Redressing Health Inequities, and Serving up Food Justice

  • University of Utah (UT)

Salt Lake Excess, created by University of Utah Honors College students, is a novel real-time food recovery model focused on eliminating the transportation and coordination barriers to food recovery. Via ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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Best Practices for Supporting Campus Food Security

  • Arizona State University (AZ)
  • Southern Illinois University Carbondale (IL)
  • University of Utah (UT)

Hunger is present on college campuses across the United States. As literature increases, awareness surrounding challenges in supporting severely food insecure college students has become more apparent, as well. This ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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U Drive Electric

  • University of Utah (UT)

STARS & Beyond: Adventures of an Embedded Librarian in the Campus Sustainability Office

  • University of Utah (UT)

Webinar [30 mins], presented by Amy Brunvand for the American Library Association Sustainability Round Table (SustainRT) on 3/9/17. Amy Brunvand, an academic librarian at the University of Utah ...

  • Posted March 15, 2017
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Institutionalizing interdisciplinary sustainability curriculum at a large, research-intensive university: challenges and opportunities

  • University of Utah (UT)

As universities and colleges seek to integrate sustainability into a broad range of programs, degrees, and certificates, they must overcome traditional academic silos, disciplinary boundaries, and funding constraints. This requires ...


Framing for sustainability: the impact of language choice on educational outcomes

  • University of Utah (UT)

Because what people do is not based entirely on what they know, the way educators frame sustainability concepts is critical. Framing influences recognized antecedents of pro-environmental behavior such as attitudes ...

  • Posted Jan. 30, 2017
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Language Fouls in Teaching Ecology: Why Traditional Metaphors Undermine Conservation Literacy

  • University of Utah (UT)
  • Utah State University (UT)

We believe that the language commonly used in teaching actually hinders the creation of conservation literacy. We examined four frequently used ecology and environmental studies textbooks and considered the ways ...

  • Posted Jan. 30, 2017
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Disrupting neoliberal discourse in critical sustainability education: a qualitative analysis of intentional language framing

  • Davidson College (NC)
  • University of Utah (UT)

While education for sustainability is a critical task that is gaining ground in a plethora of educational contexts, it is frequently rendered ineffective in the face of neoliberal practice and ...

  • Posted Jan. 30, 2017
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100 kW Canopy Array: Quinney College of Law

  • University of Utah (UT)

Officials switched on a new set of solar panels at the University of Utah in October 2016. The panels canvas the top of a new parking structure next to the ...

  • Posted Dec. 16, 2016
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Green Funds: How Students Use Their Money to Build a Better Campus and Community

  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)
  • University of Utah (UT)

This session covers 2 case studies: A green fund at UC Berkeley and a student-driven Revolving Loan Fund at the University of Utah 1. The Green Initiative Fund (TGIF) is ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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Communication strategies: Leveraging digital media effectively & efficiently for greater engagement, relationship building, & earned news media

  • Boston University (MA)
  • New York University (NY)
  • University of Utah (UT)

Communication about institutionalizing sustainability is a key component to our efforts to inform and change behavior. Digital media, such as social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram), blogging, and other online tools ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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Leveraging Green Office Certification for Outreach, Engagement, Employee Education and STARS

  • Boston University (MA)
  • University of Florida (FL)
  • University of Utah (UT)

Universities and colleges across the country are working on a variety of Green Office Certification programs as ways to engage faculty, staff and students and to meet campus goals. Boston ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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Higher Education Food Task Force: Institutional Cooperation Addressing Food Security and Sustainability Issues

  • University of Utah (UT)

We created a Higher Education Food Task Force with the seven major institutions along what is known as the Wasatch Front in Utah, which is the major population center for ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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Supporting community engagement in clean energy by making the purchase of electric vehicles and solar simple and affordable

  • University of Utah (UT)

U Drive Electric and U Community Solar are the University of Utah's community-based programs that brought together local partners and companies to offer discounts and a streamed-lined process for ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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Promotion vs. Education in Choosing "Real Food"

  • University of Utah (UT)
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (WI)
  • Real Food Challenge (MA)

The global agro-industrial system contributes to an abundance of human and ecological health problems from social injustices and public health issues to global warming and ecological degradation. In response to ...


MA/MS in Environmental Humanities

  • University of Utah (UT)

The Environmental Humanities Graduate Program aims to produce an interdisciplinary, intellectual, and creative space in which we are prepared: to reflect on what it means to be "human" in a ...

  • Posted April 13, 2016
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Diversity, Sustainability, and Mentorship: One Event That Does It All

  • University of Utah (UT)

Engagement is one of the goals of sustainability on college campuses. As part of that engagement, we want to reach the broadest audience possible, including multiple disciplines, genders, and ethnicities ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Integration and Application of Sustainability Projects within Health Sciences: Facilitating Sustainability and Systems Education

  • University of Utah (UT)

Engaging underserved populations in sustainability issues is a challenge that cuts across disciplines. For Health Sciences it is particularly challenging, as it is a matter often seen as outside the ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Redefining Campus Mobility

  • Southern Illinois University Carbondale (IL)
  • University of Utah (UT)
  • West Virginia University (WV)

One common issue: How can a campus and its local community redefine mobility to be less reliant on automobile infrastructure such as parking and the single occupancy vehicle in a ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Food Waste and Nutrition: Food Waste Auditing Combined with Vermicomposting for Applied Nutrition and Sustainability Education.

  • University of Utah (UT)

Many Nutrition and Dietetic graduate students end up working in field such as Nutrition Therapy and Medical Nutrition Therapy where they are in hospital and/or care settings, working as ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Diverse Perspectives: The University of Utah’s Innovative Law School

  • University of Utah (UT)
  • SmithGroup (MI)

On completion in March 2015, the University of Utah SJ Quinney College of Law’s 156,000 SF new building will represent an entirely new development in legal education that ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Putting the U in Community Solar: Creating a local, meaningful offset program

  • University of Utah (UT)

U Community Solar is an innovative program to give the University of Utah a local, tangible way to offset its carbon footprint over the next 20 years. The one-time program ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Libraries as Partners In Creating and Supporting Campus Green Teams

  • University of Utah (UT)

Getting green teams started on campus can seem an impossible challenge. Campus libraries by their very nature are set up to interact and connect with colleges, departments, centers, divisions and ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Building Campus Partnerships for Successful Behavior Change Campaigns

  • University of Utah (UT)

Campus sustainability initiatives often hinge on influencing other people to change their behavior towards more pro-environmental actions. A growing body of social science research demonstrates that to achieve significant progress ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Engaging Staff in Campus Sustainability

  • George Mason University (VA)
  • University of Utah (UT)
  • Yale University (CT)

Traditionally, students have been the advocates for and initiators of environmental actions on college and university campuses. Increasingly however, staff members are engaging in the challenge of reducing the environmental ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Activating Student Involvement: One Student's Journey from Bystander to Sustainability Leader

  • University of Utah (UT)

As a student, finding a niche on a commuter campus with an enrollment of over 27,000 is no easy task. It is easier to simply blend in and follow ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Imagined Landscapes: Visions of Sustainability

  • University of Utah (UT)

Sustainability is often characterized, graphically, as three overlapping ellipses, typically labeled “People”, “Planet”, and “Profit”. If we think of these ellipses as individual lenses though which to view the world ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Environmental & Sustainability Studies (BA/BS)

  • University of Utah (UT)

The Environmental and Sustainability Studies (ENVST) program at the University of Utah offers students an opportunity to consider human-nature relationships across time and culture and at varied levels of environmental ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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PhD in Environmental Engineering

  • University of Utah (UT)

The Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering offers graduate programs leading to the Master of Science (M.S.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees in Civil & Environmental Engineering ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Certificate in Environmental & Natural Resources Law

  • University of Utah (UT)

For JD students, the S.J. Quinney College of Law offers a graduate certificate for those interested in focusing their studies on environmental and natural resources law. Conferred with the ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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LLM in Environmental & Resources Law

  • University of Utah (UT)

The LLM program is a full-time one-year program providing advanced training in environmental and natural resources law. Each year 6 to 12 students enroll in the program, hailing from various ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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MS in Environmental Engineering

  • University of Utah (UT)

The Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering offers graduate programs leading to the Master of Science (M.S.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees in Civil & Environmental Engineering ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Sustainability Collection Development Policy Report

  • University of Utah (UT)

In May 2012, the Marriott Library received grant funding from the Chevron Corporation to conduct an audit of the Library’s collection development policies as they relate to sustainability. Out ...

  • Posted Feb. 24, 2016
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