Sustainability means "meeting the needs of the present
without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own
needs." — Brundtland Commission
Earth Week 2014 - Call for Information
Is your club or group planning an event or activity for Earth Week 2014 (on or near Earth Day April 22nd)? If so, we would like to help get the word out! The ENR student club is planning to create a calendar with all Earth Week events and activities. If you have any information about your club or group's plans for Earth Week, please contact Seth Cude from the ENR Club at firstname.lastname@example.org and let him know!!
Laramie Glass Recycling Forum
Held on Tuesday November 19th 2013, the forum was well attended and many ideas were presented - many thanks to the Laramie community members for attending!!
Thank you again to the panelists from the Ark Regional Services, City of Laramie Solid Waste, Rocky Mountain Bottling Company, UW Recycling, and Waste Management.
This forum was made possible by the partners and sponsors who generously donated time and resources: UW Extension, UW Haub School, City of Laramie, UW Campus Sustainability Committee, Big Hollow Food Co-Op, and UW Environment and Natural Resources Club.
The 'winning' entry from UW Recycling (right) was a 1946 GE model and was replaced with a new Energy Star rated model from 2013 (on left) which is not only larger but will also save UW about 30-40% in energy costs over its predecessor. Learn more...
Trash 2 Treasures
Moving out? 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.
February 14, 2014 — Two student organizations in the University of Wyoming College of Agriculture and Natural Resources are now accepting submissions for a sustainable fashion show later this semester.
November 6, 2013 — Millions of acres of beetle-killed trees in the Rocky Mountains could possibly be developed into an innovative industry that uses existing technology to convert biomass into high-grade gasoline, according to University of Wyoming members of a multistate research consortium known as the Bioenergy Alliance Network of the Rockies (BANR). It will study the major challenges limiting the production of biofuel using insect-killed trees in the Rocky Mountains.