USU holding first-ever Sustainability Week

Utah State University will celebrate its first ever Sustainability Week Nov. 16-19. Events during the week promote awareness and highlight the success of sustainability efforts campus-wide. Most events will take place at the Merrill-Cazier Library, Room 101, on the USU campus and all are free and open to the public. The week kicks off with a healthy breakfast in the Library, Room 101, from 8:30-9:30 a.m. accompanied by live, acoustic music.Throughout the week, USU faculty, staff and students will present their sustainable research and projects. Topics range from green interior design techniques to sustainable seafood choices to green buildings and development on campus. These presentations occur every half hour and last for about 20 minutes. To attend any of the presentations, sign up at the registration table in the Library, Room 101, or online at Registration is free and ongoing. Online registration begins Tuesday, Nov. 10, and in-person registration begins Monday, Nov. 16. Additionally, prizes will be given to the first 150 people to register. Other events include club activities, sustainability displays, short massage and yoga sessions, a sustainability forum, poetry writing and reading, live music, free vehicle emissions testing, movies and healthy refreshments. A full schedule of events can be found at Sustainability Week is sponsored the USU’s Sustainability Council, which was formed in 2007 after President Stan Albrecht was the first in Utah to sign the American College & University Presidents Climate Commitment, a pledge for developing a plan to work toward climate neutrality. The week is held in conjunction with the Bioneers conference, Nov. 20-21.

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