Horticulture Club Unveils Newest Campus Garden

July 24, 2018

Reading Time: 2 minutes UVU has many sights to behold that are not only pleasant to look at, but also serve a purpose to benefit students, faculty and staff. One of the newest of these is the Horticulture Club Garden. Located east of the UCCU Ballpark and southwest of the Pope Science Building, the new garden is right off […]

How to be eco-friendly on campus this semester

July 9, 2018

Reading Time: 2 minutes In order to help save the world by cutting back on waste, one doesn’t need to completely change their lifestyle. At times, it’s the little things that can really add up. Being sustainable and green on campus is easier than one might think. Here are some ways students can make changes and live an environmentally-friendly […]

Conserving wolf populations stabilizes Yellowstone ecosystem

April 25, 2018

Reading Time: 2 minutes   Common fables centered around wolves such as Little Red Riding Hood, the Three Little Pigs or the Boy Who Cried Wolf, perpetuate ideas of wolves as vicious predators that serve no substantial purpose besides acting as a warning to what would become of misbehaving children. However, as results from Yellowstone national park’s wolf conservation […]

Give back to Earth with saved time

April 25, 2018

Reading Time: 2 minutes As the semester draws to an end and finals week is slowly approaching, time becomes short. Most of us would love to travel around the world and help in projects to save the planet but might lack the time and funding to do so. Here are some things you can do that will only take […]

Student research plays role in greenhouse operations

April 23, 2018

Reading Time: 3 minutes Photo by Kimberly Bojorquez Hidden on the top floor of the Science Building, one place stands like none other on campus: the UVU Greenhouse. Comprised of three rooms, each with its respective climate and purpose, this house of horticulture is home to various research projects and over 300 specimens of plants. Constructed in 2012, the […]

Students support environment by helping refugees

April 23, 2018

Reading Time: 2 minutes UVU LDS students clean up the environment with the help of Stitching Hearts Worldwide by turning plastic bags into sleeping mats. This project has been going on since the beginning of January every Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Institute Building, with the final day being April 17. “It’s not only helping refugees, […]

How rummaging through trash can help promote sustainability

April 23, 2018

Reading Time: 2 minutes UVU is now the largest university in the state of Utah. With that title comes the opportunity to be the leaders in the fight for sustainability. Helping to lead the way is Scott Williams, professor over outdoor recreation management. As a project, Williams organized a trash audit at Northridge Elementary school to assess how much […]

Campus commits to carbon neutrality

March 7, 2018

Reading Time: < 1 minute Photo by Jay Arcansalin A commitment to decrease the carbon footprint on campus was passed in the Faculty Senate with 32 votes in favor for such, two dissenting votes and one abstention. Currently, the carbon neutrality action plan achievement date is set in the year of 2050. This plan would include the building of a […]

New Sustainability Wall showcases campus efforts to go green

November 30, 2017

Reading Time: 2 minutes Efforts to increase campus sustainability continue with a new Sustainability Wall, which will be completed in the near future. “The wall was envisioned as a way to communicate to the campus the many different ways UVU is working on becoming a sustainable campus,” Val Peterson, vice president of finance and administration, said. The Sustainability Wall […]