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Sustainability Practices and Research Center (SPARC)

Our Purpose

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 collaborates closely with the Environmental Initiatives Committee and the Energy and Sustainability Office, serving as a hub to connect campus activities, programs, departments, and community partners in order to advance a commitment to sustainability in the region.

We work with faculty to incorporate sustainability topics and materials into research and the curriculum.

What We Do

Sustainability Courses

Sign up for Summer and Fall semester Sustainability courses! Courses with the SUS in front of the course number have been formally approved to use the SUS attribute indicating that the course focuses on or includes sustainability in some way. 

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Community Programs

We go beyond the campus to encourage sustainable practices across our community. The SPARC and the Energy and Sustainability Office offer annual community programs. 
In 2021, we served 230 households providing over 1,100 LED light bulbs and 200 smart thermostats. In total, these upgrades will cut participant’s utility bills by over $23,000,  reduce more than 158,000 kwh of electricity use, 1,120 dekatherms of natural gas use, and 171 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions each year.

Weber's Community Programs

Stay Informed!

Sign up for the Newsletter to be in the know about all things sustainability at Weber, or view our calendar of events to get involved.

Contact Information

Alice Mulder

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

Bonnie Christiansen

Sustainability Programs & Engagement Manager
Phone: 801-626-6326
bchristiansen2@weber.edu