IPCC’s latest assessment report and sustainability at UVU

August 29, 2021

Reading Time: 4 minutes On Aug. 9, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released the sixth Assessment Report (AR6) summarizing the current state of the climate, causes, impacts and options for climate action. The major findings from AR6 show conclusive evidence that human activities are causing climate change, that it is happening in every region on Earth and […]

Slate Canyon Earth Day

May 6, 2021

Reading Time: 2 minutes By Kate Hickman Since its birth in 1970, Earth Day has been observed globally on April 22 through celebrations, demonstrations and acts of conservation. On Saturday, April 24, “Slate Canyon Earth Day” was held to commemorate the holiday through conservation efforts and educational outreach. This was a multi-faceted event with several different sponsors and volunteer […]

President Tuminez announces UVU’s plans for going green

May 2, 2021

Reading Time: < 1 minute In honor of Earth Day, President Astrid S. Tuminez announced the steps UVU is taking to work towards a greener campus. Dedicated to conservation and sustainability since her childhood in the Philippines, Tuminez shared UVU’s Vision 2030 plan, highlighting the school’s commitment to amplify sustainable practices.  A 10-year plan, Vision 2030 is committed to tackling […]

Sustainability Week: New podcast, student art contest highlight environmental causes

October 19, 2020

Reading Time: 2 minutes During Sustainability Week, Oct. 19-23, students can call attention to green initiatives by planting trees, making upcycled art, listening to a new environmental ethics podcast and attending virtual events. The Sustainability Office, which works toward carbon neutrality and waste reduction on campus, sponsors this annual event. One of this year’s goals is to show that […]

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 […]

Students call for improvements to the current campus recycling system

November 16, 2017

Reading Time: 2 minutes Illustration by Tyler Carpenter Students who are investigating campus recycling are striving to create awareness in order to improve the recycling system. Whitney Miller, Toree Douglas, Jessica Olsen and Merry Nguyen, students and environmentalists, observed the recycling system at UVU with a mission to make a change. The sustainability committee on campus found that the Environmental […]