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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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Links

Higher Education Resources

  • AASHE - Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education
  • ACUPCC - American College & University Presidents Climate Commitment
  • SCUP - Society for College & University Planning

Student Groups

  • 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: Liam Stockwell, barefootboy@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.
  • Advisor: Jenny Reese, jreese@uwyo.edu, 307.766.2959 or the SLCE office at slce@uwyo.edu.
  • 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 nature 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.

Additional Resources

  • Energy Star - Government-backed program helping businesses and individuals protect the environment through superior energy efficiency
  • USGBC - US Green Building Council, a non-profit organization dedicated to sustainable building design and construction
  • Carbon Footprint - Calculate your carbon footprint; start reducing it and saving money. Be carbon neutral with a range of high quality offset project

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