This week: Intermountain Sustainability Summit

Interested in sustainability? Concerned about energy, waste, and urbanism in the intermountain region of the United States? Weber State University and the Utah Recycling Alliance are hosting the Intermountain Sustainability Summit on Thursday, March 6 to delve into these issues.

The summit “aims to bring together civic leaders, sustainability professionals, businesses, educators, students, and interested public together to learn, network, and develop new strategies for implementing sustainability in homes and businesses.”

Sally Jewell

Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell

The summit kicks off with a keynote address by Sally Jewell, the U.S. Secretary of the Interior. The conference covers a range of topics, such as energy efficiency and renewable energy, air quality and pollution, recycling and waste reduction, sustainability in higher education, and green urbanism and building. Scheduled talks include “Emerging Trends of On-Site Food Waste Composting” and “Community Ownership of the Air Quality Problem.” In addition to the sessions and workshops, there will be a student poster session and over thirty vendors present.

Register for the summit now by visiting the website and clicking the orange “Register” button. The event only costs $25 for students!

In addition to the conference, Weber State will host workshops on Friday, March 7 for LEED test prep and composting. Register for these courses on the Intermountain Sustainability Summit website.

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