University of Utah Sustainability Resource Center

U leads the way for ‘real’ food on college campuses

University of Utah President David W. Pershing recently signed the Real Food Campus Commitment, making the U the largest school in the country, and the first in the Pac-12, to commit at least 20 percent of its food-purchasing budget to “real” food by 2020. Read More

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Sebastian Hock, University of Utah

Water in smog may reveal pollution sources

  March 2, 2015 – The chemical signature of water vapor emitted by combustion sources such as vehicles and furnaces has been found in the smoggy winter inversions that often choke Salt Lake City. The discovery may give researchers a new tool to track down the sources of pollutants and climate-changing carbon dioxide gas. University Read More

Air Quality Praxis Lab field trip

U honors students examine air quality, health and society in the state of Utah

March 2, 2015— Students in the University of Utah’s Honors College are working towards real, implementable solutions for the hotly debated air quality problem in the state of Utah. A year-long honors Praxis Lab called “Air Quality, Health and Society” has afforded 10 students the opportunity to comprehensively study the problem and take matters into Read More


Red Butte Garden launches first two TaleBlazer mobile games

March 2, 2015 – For the past year, Red Butte Garden has been collaborating on a pilot program with Missouri Botanical Garden, Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, San Diego Zoo and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to create interactive, location-based, augmented-reality games through funding from the National Science Foundation.  Using GPS-enabled smart phones and MIT’s TaleBlazer Read More

Air quality will be the theme of the 20th annual Wallace Stegner Center Symposium at the University of Utah's S.J. Quinney College of Law.

Air quality is theme of 20th annual Wallace Stegner Center Symposium at University of Utah

Feb.27, 2015 —Across the nation, great strides have been made addressing air pollution over the last several decades, especially following adoption of the federal Clean Air Act in 1970.  Nevertheless, in the West and elsewhere, air quality remains a vexing environmental, economic and public health dilemma.  Families in polluted areas face asthma and other health Read More