The Sonoran Institute inspires and enables community decisions and public polices that respect the land and people of western North America.
Nov 22, 2013
Nov 7, 2013
Scientists have found that the global average temperatures over land have warmed 1.4 degrees F since 1880. But how have temperatures changed here in the US, in your state, in your congressional district? Discover more with this cool, easy-to-use tool about a hot topic.
Interested in reading peer-reviewed, open-access articles about new practices and dialogue emerging out of the field of sustainability science and policy practice? Then check out this journal.
Nov 1, 2013
The 2013 State of Sustainable Business Survey has been released, with perspectives of over 700 corporate professionals. Integration of sustainability into core business functions remains the most important leadership challenge facing business.
Oct 22, 2013
As part of USU's Climate Commitment signed by President Stan Albrecht, the university has joined over 200 institutions of higher education across the country in reporting to an online system measuring sustainability performance. USU received silver, now rated among three other UT universities.
Oct 10, 2013
Have you heard of the Nature Conservancy? Did you know there was a strong Utah chapter? Since 1984, the Utah chapter of the Nature Conservancy has helped to protect more than 1.2 million acres of public and private land throughout the state, for plants, animals, and people.
Oct 8, 2013
Carbon dioxide emissions from burning fossil fuels in the United States peaked at more than 1.6 billion tons of carbon in 2007. Since then they have fallen 11 percent, dropping to over 1.4 billion tons in 2013, according to estimates from the U.S. Energy Information Administration.
Oct 3, 2013
Of hundreds of universities competing, USU ranked first in the 2013 National Bike Challenge university category. We logged 91,075 miles, burned 1,284,624 kcal, saved $13168 by not paying for gasoline, and prevented 41,473 pounds of carbon from entering the atmosphere. Nice work, USU!
Sep 4, 2013
From workshops to campus gardens to national experts, permaculture design is gaining momentum at USU. Join us at one of our many upcoming permaculture events!
Aug 26, 2013
Could Utah schools begin stocking their cafeterias with produce grown on school grounds, by students? The Denver School Farms project shows this could also work in Colorado's neighbor state of Utah.