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Geneva Taylor on a Recyc Bike collecting from a Ute tailgater.

Transformation – PAC-12 Football and Recycling at Rice-Eccles

This fall is an exciting time for the University of Utah. Joining the Pac-12 Conference means the Utes will have the chance to become one of the nation’s

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U Students ‘Drive’ Rail to Trail Project, Linking West and East SLC

Have you ever looked at an old abandoned building or rusted out relic and thought to yourself,  ‘It would be so neat to bring that back to life

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U Biologist Named 2011 Emerging Explorer

National Geographic has selected University of Utah biologist, ornithologist and conservation ecologist Çağan Hakki Şekercioğlu as one of fourteen Emerging Explorers for 2011. The distinction recognizes Dr. Şekercioğlu among

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Quitting Time for Greenland Crew: 430 Miles and Four Cores Later

The Arctic Circle Traverse 2011 (ACT-11) team finished drilling the fourth and final core.  This one was 61 meters (200 feet) deep into the

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Deep ice core recovered and buried water discovered

The Arctic Circle Traverse 2011 (ACT-11) team finished a drilling a 60 meter (197 feet) deep core into the Greenland Ice Sheet yesterday.  This is the deepest core

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Up and Running in Greenland: Two Cores in the Bag

Two graduate students from the University of Utah geography department, Clement Miege and Evan Burgess, have traversed over 400 km (250 miles) on snowmobiles, so far, on the

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Waste Not, Want Not: How to Run a “Zero-Waste” Event

Since the day I started working in the Office of Sustainability over a year ago I have been asking myself: ‘how can I reduce

Alecs Barton, the garden composting intern, mixes organic materials to the proper carbon-nitrogen balance. (Photo by Ross Chambless)

Composting the U

The University of Utah has resolved to reduce almost 50 percent of its overall waste – as stated by the 2010 Climate Action Plan.  This is a pretty

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The “Triple Bottom Line” of Recycling

The University of Utah aims to divert almost 50 percent of its current, overall waste – as stated by the 2010 Climate Action Plan – a

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Creating a Sustainability Curriculum

What if you could get a certificate in sustainability, or even make sustainability your major?  In the next few years the University of Utah plans to offer these

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RedThread Retiring

It’s been a good run all, but RedThread is ready for retirement. We’re consolidating with FYI, our faculty and staff newsletter, to create a comprehensive, campus-wide online publication dubbed @TheU, where you can find information for all of the …

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