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Students call for energy conservation, improved recycling system

Photo by Jonah Hokit UVU continues to add to its sustainability plans and commitments, aimed at improving campus sustainability, but some students believe that the university should be doing more. “Sustainability on campus feels poor,” said Russell Hatch, a senior in philosophy and environmental studies. “Either awareness of the issue is lacking, or students are apathetic.”  Hatch is concerned that individuals on campus are not involved enough in sustainability efforts, which is an issue because collective participation is needed to make a difference.  “Individual accountability can be increased by charging more [money] for one-use items, such as cups and...

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New sustainability coordinator arriving Spring 2019

Photo by Jonah Hokit UVU administration recently added new elements to the sustainability resolution, including hiring its first full-time sustainability coordinator, beginning spring of 2019. The sustainability committee is currently comprised of staff and faculty who meet monthly to discuss issues on campus and works with the faculty senate to implement changes.  “President Holland’s commitment to hiring a full-time sustainability coordinator is a tremendous step, as it will ensure we have a dedicated staff member to assist in developing a plan for carbon neutrality,” Colleen Bye, chair of the sustainability committee, said. “I am incredibly grateful to President Holland...

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