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The Story of Stuff: How our obsession with stuff is trashing the planet, our communities, and our health -- and a vision for change

February 29, 2012, 12p - 1p

Green Bag Lunch Series: The Story of Broke
The campus community are invited to bring your lunch and join us to watch this short film, followed by discussion. This event is hosted by the Marriott Library Green Committee.
Location: Gould Auditorium, J. Willard Marriott Library

 

 

 

 

 

 

180 degrees south March 30, 2012, 10:30a - 12:00p
Green Bag Lunch Series: 180 South
Film length: 87 minutes
Location: Gould Auditorium, J. Willard Marriott Library

The campus community are invited to bring your lunch and join us to watch the film 180 South. This event is co-hosted by Analeigh Sanderson, RA of the Green Floor in Housing and Residential Education (HRE) and the Marriott Library Green Committee.

"180° SOUTH is the story of one of the most unique and prolific environmentalists of our time -Yvon Chouinard. Rather than re-living Yvon's story through old photos and his life's work with pie charts, 180° SOUTH weaves Chouinard's tale through a modern day expedition. This expedition was inspired by the rumor of a legendary trip in 1968 and the proof that came with it when the lost cans of film that documented the trip were recently discovered. The old footage captures Chouinard and best friend Doug Tompkins in 1968 as they explore untouched mountain ranges and un-surfed coastline on a 5000 mile expedition from California to deep Patagonia. For the two men, the original '68 adventure still stands as "the trip of our lives."." more information and the trailer for this film can be found at the films website: http://www.180south.com


Alexandra  Parvaz, Campus Gardens Coordinator

April 17, 2012, 12:00p - 1:00p

Green Bag Lunch Series: Campus Gardens & Composting at the U
Location: Gould Auditorium, J. Willard Marriott Library

For nearly 15 years, Evening Star collards,  warty Gaeleux D'ysine pumpkins, Black Cherry tomatoes, and Elephant Dill have taken root and blossomed out of track fields and Kentucky bluegrass kingdoms at the University of Utah.  However, only in the past year and a half has a more formal program been established to integrate these food forests into the campus system as living laboratories and critical academic landmarks.   The Edible Campus Gardens Project is a student run initiative through the Office of Sustainability that seeks to empower students to sustainably grow food in the urban environment to cultivate ecological and personal health and provide an opportunity for the application of diverse academic disciplines.   Come join Alexandra Parvaz, the Garden Coordinator, and several Garden Stewards and Research Interns for an exciting discussion about our cornucopia of garden projects, ways to get involved, garden tips, and  the glories of compost cake.

 

Marriott Library Green Committee Logo, Re-Read, Re-Use, Re-Think

April 19, 2012, 10:30a - 1:30p, U of U EarthFest at the Union Plaza

Earth Day 2012: Mobilize the Earth is Sunday, April 22nd. The Marriott Library Green Committee will have a table at the annual ASUU Earthfest with information about the sustainability work being done at the library. This is an opportunity to ask questions and chat with library staff dedicated to greening the library and campus. There will also be free books!

 

Library Sustainability Exhibits

March 29, 2012 through May 29, 2012

The Paper Project was a collaborative project between the Marriott Library Green Committee and the U’s EnviroClub funded by the Sustainable Campus Initiative Fund (SCIF).  This project included the run of two (2) exhibits intended to educate and create awareness about paper consumption, the choices individuals have, and environmental impacts:

  • The Life Cycle of Paper, located in the Knowledge Commons exhibit space, level 2, between the Librarian’s suite and the Student Computing Services (SCS) desk. This exhibit will tell a story of the “Life Cycle of Paper” from creation to print, highlighting consumer impacts.
  • Print Alternatives & Smart Printing in the Library, located in the display cases on level 2. This exhibit will educate students on print alternatives available in the library and smart printing choices that can reduce the amount of resources used when printing.

Additional Exhibits focusing on environmental content that will run concurrently include:

March 27, 2013

Please join us in the Gould Auditorium for the March 27, 2013, Social Soup Lecture Series: What's the Deal with Genetically Modified Foods?

March, 27, 2013 Social Soup: What's the Deal with Genetically Modified Foods?

 

February 21, 2013

The annual Innovative Sustainability event is February 19-22, 2013.  The February 21st symposium will be held here at the Marriott Library in the Gould Auditorium.

Innovative Sustainability Event February 21, 2013

 

January 30, 2013

Please join us in the Gould Auditorium for the January 30, 2013 Social Soup event, Building Communities with Food.

  January 30, 2013 Social Soup Flyer

 

October 23, 2012

Please join us in the Gould Auditorium for the October 23, 2012 Social Soup event, Stories from Utah's Real Food Movement. 

  October 23, 2012 Social Soup Flyer

September 4, 2012

Please join us in the Gould Auditorium for the September 4th Social Soup event, “Body and Mind: Healthy Eating for the New School Year.”

Social Soup, September 4, 2012

August 8, 2012

bike riderGreen Bag Lunch Series:  Transportation

Bring your lunch and join us on August 8th from 12:00p-1:00p in the Gould Auditorium, Marriott Library, for an update and discussion with Chad Larsen and Heidi Goedhart from Campus Commuter Services.  Chad and Heidi will give us a twenty minute overview of transportation on campus, update us on the new bicycle path and future plans, and how both individuals and Green Teams can contribute to sustainable transportations initiatives on campus.  The presentation will be followed by group discussion and Q&A.  This event is hosted by the Marriott Library Green Committee and the Office of Sustainability.  If you have any questions, please contact Karren.Nichols@utah.edu.

bike on campus bike near UTA buses

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