Sustainability Newsletter

Winter 2021

As we emerge from the darkest days of the year, our sights turn to spring, sewing seeds, and reconnecting with the community. This USU Extension Sustainability newsletter features our publications about social and environmental healing, and about communit...

Fall 2020

Our fall newsletter covers some of our recent work with USU Extension Sustainability, ranging from our new renewable energy-focused publication to a Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program training series for growers.

Summer 2020

From zero waste shopping to addressing degenerative thought patterns including systemic racism, this newsletter covers some of the recent happenings with USU Extension Sustainability.

Spring 2020

In consideration that many of you are now working from home while also trying to entertain children, our USU Extension Sustainability team has pulled together resources that may prove helpful. This shortened newsletter highlights a paid summer internship ...

Winter 2020

In this newsletter, we feature our USDA Farmers Market Promotion Program grant team's efforts to connect low income and ethnic minority populations across the state to local food. Included is an information sheet and many resources our grant team houses o...

Fall 2019

It's fall and peak harvest season has arrived. This newsletter features our own and other Extension work in the local food movement. We also encourage you to engage in Utah's 2019 Eat Local Week occurring statewide September 7-14. No events in your area? ...

Summer 2019

The hottest months of summer are upon us. In this summer newsletter, we continue highlights of our work in regeneration through permaculture design occurring across the country. In addition to blog highlights from interviews with permaculture leaders in t...

Spring 2019

As leaves and flowers open to the sun, this spring newsletter highlights work in regeneration through permaculture design occurring across the West. In addition to blog highlights from interviews with permaculture leaders in the West, two new members have...

Winter 2019

This year, we (Drs. Roslynn Brain McCann and Edwin Stafford) revisited the concept of "Inconvenient Youth" as we taught and surveyed teens across three counties in Utah and now southern Idaho about air quality and action steps that can be taken to improve...

Fall 2018

Inversion season is around the corner and now is the time to change habits for better health, happiness, and a healthier community by engaging in alternative modes of transportation. This newsletter features our most recent guest blogger, Meg McCarthy, wh...

Summer 2018

If summer is finding you busy as a bee, this newsletter is for you! Discover information about building bee hotels, permaculture, sustainability summits, conferences, symposiums, and more, below.

Spring 2018

May is National Bike Month! Now may be the time to blow some dust off your bike and head out for fun and/or your mode of transportation. This newsletter provides information about the National Bike Challenge, along with tips for transportation, health, an...

Winter 2018

The "Inconvenient Youth" in Utah are enacting behavioral change to help clean up our air. This newsletter features results from Drs. Edwin Stafford and Roslynn Brain McCann's outreach to over 400 high school youth regarding the 2017 Utah High School Clean...

Fall 2017

Our Fall Quarter Newsletter provides insight into perspectives of sustainability outreach by Western Extension educators. What are we doing well? Where do we need to go? Where does climate change outreach fall on the priority list? Other stories include m...

Summer 2017

The heat is on as we experience above-average temperatures across Utah. In the midst of this heatwave, our latest USU Extension Sustainability newsletter highlights Southwest climate change information and training tools. Learn how to prepare for hotter, ...

Spring 2017

As robins and sandhill cranes make their return, leaves bud out, flowers bloom, and bees busily buzz, Utah springs to life! This newsletter highlights many Extension and government resources on gardening - both for pollinators and for people. Whether you ...

Winter 2017

Another Utah winter is upon us, and many turn their focus to our air quality and what can be done to improve it. This newsletter highlights a new guide to help foster community change. It includes education about air quality and what you can do to help im...

Fall 2016

Fall is a time for harvest, and the fruit has been falling all over the state. This newsletter includes information about fruit tree gleaning opportunities in Utah, other urban edibles, and changes we are projected to experience due to a warming climate. ...

Summer 2016

In the heat of summer, we are reminded about the importance of water in the West. This newsletter focuses on water, permaculture, and how to attract pollinators. For daily sustainability tips and inspiration, "like" us on Facebook. Enjoy the rest of your ...

Spring 2016

With wildflowers at their peak, there is no denying that spring is here. Many of us turn to gardening this time of year, so most of the stories in this newsletter focus on just that. We also feature Extension Associate Professor Paul Hill in this newslett...