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Sustainability|Campus

Campus Sustainability Committee Mission

Our mission 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.

Contact Us

Campus Sustainability Committee
Service Building 110
Laramie, WY 82071
Phone: 307-766-6226
Email: uwsustainability@uwyo.edu
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Student Involvement

There are many ways for students at the University of Wyoming to get involved in sustainability initiatives. Many courses at UW are relevant to the topic of sustainability. In addition, several student and volunteer groups on campus are actively involved in sustainability in some way.

Student Leadership and Civic Engagement

The UW Center for Service, Leadership & Community Engagement (SLCE) is a one-stop-shop for students, faculty and staff who want to get involved in the UW and Laramie communities and make a difference on campus. SLCE is the place to start if you're interested in opportunities to get involved in sustainability at UW.

Student Groups (RSO's)

  • ACRES - Agricultural and Community Resources for Everyday Sustainability ACRES. Purpose: Develop and maintain a student managed agricultural operation guided by the principles of economic, environmental, and social sustainability. www.uwyo.edu/uwacres
    Advisor: Urzsula Norton, unorton@uwyo.edu, 307-766-5189; President: Erin Anders, esincla2@hotmail.com, Group meets: Wednesday,  5:00 pm, Ag 22
  • The Good Mule Project - Purpose: to grow diversity, sustainability and social justice on a global scale through local means. www.thegoodmule.org
    Advisor: Jenny Reese, jreese@uwyo.edu, 307.766.2959 or email the SLCE Office at www.wyo.edu/slce.
    Group meets: Thursday,  4:00 PM, Union 011
  • Residence Halls Association (RHA) - Students living in the residence halls at UW can get involved in sustainability through RHA, which sponsors the residence halls recycling program and works with Residence Life & Dining Services and other campus groups on sustainability initiatives.
  • Energy & Sustainability Club - Purpose: To promote of renewable energy, increase awareness of today's energy conversion methods and the education of sustainable energy both on and off campus. Activities include hosting renewable energy related education events, such as an annual energy panel each spring. President: Kyle Purcell, kpurcel1@uwyo.edu.
  • Environment & Natural Resource Club- Purpose: Promote conservation and restoration of disturbed areas. Activities include re-seeding and watershed maintenance of the High Park Fire area, groups hikes and a naturel art competition. For information on how you can get involved contact Wil Chapple.
  • Nordic Ski Team-Purpose: Offers diverse options for continuing your ski career in college and provides unique opportunities for student leadership, fund raising, volunteer activities and community service. Each year the ski teams helps to bring sustainability to the community through Trash to Treasue (T2T), an event in which unwanted household items are collected at the end of the school year, cleaned and re-sold in the fall.

 

Faculty / Staff Involvement - see Green Teams

 

Ride the Recycle Cycles

Interested in doing your part for campus sustainability? Student organizations can volunteer to ride the recycle cyles by contacting Custodial Services Manager, Tod Scott.

  • Enjoy the fall in Laramie and the game day atmosphere
  • Increase recycling at Wyoming Cowboy's games while getting some exercise

Recycle Cycler

2013 Earth Day

The UW Campus Sustainability Committee table had several participants who completed a quick survey to find out their carbon footprint.  The survey also summarized how many “Earths”- worth of resources it would take if every person on Earth had the same lifestyle as the participant.  If you would like to try this for yourself, please visit:

http://www.footprintnetwork.org/pt/index.php/GFN/page/calculators/

Here are photos of some of the results (results range from 3.1 to 5.5 Earths).

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