Campus Sustainability Committees

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Sustainability Committee

The Sustainability Committee is a committee of students, faculty, and staff working together to advocate for sustainability at UVU and to collaborate on initiatives. There are several subcommittees and related committees that are represented at the Sustainability Committee demonstrating the broad nature of Sustainability at UVU.

Waste Reduction Subcommittee

The Waste Reduction Subcommittee is dedicated to creating awareness of waste reduction strategies on campus including promoting good recycling habits, environmentally friendly swag, and low-waste solutions.

Water Conservation Subcommittee

The Water Conservation Subcommittee aims to promote water conservation on UVU campus, particularly irrigation water. The committee advocates for water wise landscaping, smart watering, and improved water consumption tracking.

Carbon Neutrality Subcommittee

In 2018 UVU committed to be carbon neutral by 2050 (link to resolution @ new address). The Carbon Neutrality Subcommittee is involved in planning for the 2050 goal and promoting awareness of Carbon Neutrality and Climate Change on campus.

GRIT Garden Committee

The GRIT Garden Committee brings together the diverse stakeholders interested in community health & resilience, food sovereignty, small scale agriculture, and plant science that make the GRIT Garden the unique project that it is.

Active Transportation Committee

With the goal of getting UVU certified as a Bicycle Friendly University the Active Transportation Committee brings together students, faculty, and staff interested in making UVU a safer and more pleasant place walk, bike, scooter, etc.

Tree Advisory Committee

The Tree Advisory Committee advocates for a diverse and thriving urban forest on UVU’s campus and ensures UVU meets the annual requirements for Tree Campus Higher Education certification.

UVU Sustainability Summit

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Images: 2nd Annual Sustainability Summit and Campus Sustainability Tour, 12 April 2023. Photo credit: Sarah Rasmussen Bateman

The UVU Sustainability Summit, established in May 2022, is an annual event that engages the University campus, the Utah County community, and beyond in challenging and inspiring conversations about environmental stewardship. Given the growing need for sustainability literacy in all industries and institutions, UVU Sustainability facilitates ongoing educational opportunities and meaningful discussions about quality-of-life factors like water and energy, air quality and transportation, recreation, and a resilient economy. 

The 3rd Annual Sustainability Summit will be on Tuesday, 9 April 2024, 8:00 am-3:30 pm. The event is sponsored by the University and is free to attend.

Summit '24 information


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