is to serve in an advisory capacity to all campus departments, colleges
and other entities in an effort to advance environmental and economic
sustainability at the University of Wyoming.
Campus Sustainability Committee Service Building 110 Laramie, WY 82071 Phone: 307-766-6226
Sustainability means "meeting the needs of the present
without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own
needs." — Brundtland Commission
Trash 2 Treasures
Moving out for the summer? Don't leave that couch by the curb, call Trash 2 Treasures. As part of this fundraising project sponsored by the UW Nordic Ski Team, they will pick up your unwanted items and then sell them to the returning students in the fall. Possible donated items include: furniture, refrigerators, microwaves, lamps, rugs, pillows, ect. Anything except clothes! For more information go to http://tinyurl.com/uwt2t .
First prize in the contest went to Ian Gonella, a student in Energy Resource Science for his sustainable Laramie 2050 essay. Second place was awarded to Seyed Hamid Reza Sanei who majors in mechanical engineering.
The object of the essay was to write a description of Laramie in 2050 assuming we are successful in bringing about a relatively sustainable world. The goal is to be optimistic, but not utopian or unrealistic. The writers were to consider both material (e.g., energy, food, transport), social, political and economic systems.
The Campus Sustainability Committee would like to thank all those who submitted entries.
Presidents Climate Commitment
In September 2007, UW President Tom Buchanan signed the American College & University Presidents Climate Commitment (ACUPCC). The ACUPCC aims to combat global climate change through leadership at institutions of higher learning. To learn more, please visit www.presidentsclimatecommitment.org.