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Sustainability Practices and Research Center (SPARC)

The mission of the Weber State University Sustainability Practices and Research Center is to inform and educate WSU students, faculty, staff and the local and statewide community in order to ensure the sustainability of our region and our world for future generations. The Center serves as an academic counterpart to and partner with the Energy & Sustainability Office, and works closely with the Environmental Initiatives Committee, serving as a hub to connect campus activities, programs, departments and community partners in order to advance a commitment to sustainability in the region.

 

Intermountain Sustainability Summit

Join us at the 2020 Intermountain Sustainability Summit on March 19 - 20, 2020. 

 

Hundreds of sustainability professionals and emerging leaders from education, business, nonprofit and government sectors come to learn, share, network and build momentum as we work to improve our communities, environment and economy.   

 

Students, enter your sustainability related posters to the Summit's Student Poster Contest. 

 

 

Visit the Intermountain Sustainability Summit Website

Community Programs

Cut Pollution-Mow Electric replaced over 835 gas-powered mowers in the community with zero-emissions electric mowers in 2018. In 2019, we partnered with the State of Utah to exchange 421 mowers and 370 trimmers.

Drive Electric Northern Utah helped 28 families upgrade to electric vehicles in 2016.

Susie Hulet Community Solar helped over 140 households install solar through a bulk-purchase discount program in 2015.

Contact Information

Alice Mulder

Director
Office: Library 147D
Phone: 801-626-6198
amulder@weber.edu

Bonnie Christiansen

Academic Sustainability Coordinator
Phone: 801-626-6326
bchristiansen2@weber.edu

Past Projects

Drive Electric Northern Utah
Susie Hulet Community Solar