Instructions: To obtain your Water Sustainability badge,  it is recommended that you complete the following by April 29th, 2022.
  • 1 Prerequisite
  • 2 Actions
  • Submit Form.

Only submit the form once you have completed all of your actions. Remember, you only have to complete the prerequisite and 2 additional actions of your choosing. You do not have to complete all 6 actions to earn your badge.   

Actions Key:

  • On campus event  

  • Virtual event 

  • Off-campus event 

  • Home life 

  • Renter-friendly 

  • Misc 


Prerequisite Action: Water Footprint Calculator

Description: The Water Footprint Calculator is a website with information on the basics of water footprints, water consumption, and helpful tips for saving water. Assess your water footprint by completing the Water Footprint Calculator to help evaluate your virtual water consumption. 

Time Commitment: 10 minutes

Required Documentation:  Upload a screenshot of your Water Footprint Calculator scoring.

Choose at Least Two of the Following Actions:

Action 1: Attend One Geoscience and Society Seminar (April 7th, 14th, or 21st)


Description: Attend one Geoscience and Society Seminar during the month of April. These seminars are offered via Zoom or in Tracy Hall Room 217 from 1:00 - 2:00 pm and are open to students, faculty, and staff. April's theme is Mitigating hazards for sustainable societies and includes a lecture on "Planning for hazard mitigation and response" and student presentations on hazard-related policy summaries. Get the zoom link and learn more about the series here.

Time Commitment: 1 hour 

Required Documentation: Write 3-4 sentences about what you learned from the session.


Action 2: Attend the Semi-Annual Tree Planting Event (April 20th)


Description: The Environmental Ambassadors & WSU's Landscapers are hosting Weber State's Semi-Annual Tree Planting Event on campus! This Event will be held on April 20, 2023, from 12:00 pm-2:30 pm near *Location TBD*. The Environmental Ambassadors will supply gardening gloves, food, and drinks for all participants; if you plan on attending this Event, RSVP here.  

Time Commitment: 3 hours

Required Documentation: Upload a photo of yourself digging in the dirt, or planting a tree. 


Action 3: Call for Action to Rescue the GSL by Contacting Your Representatives

Description: Many environmental concerns need to be addressed as the Great Salt Lake (GSL) dries up. Read the "Emergency measures needed to rescue the Great Salt Lake from ongoing collapse" by downloading the full report here. Afterward, contact your state and federal representatives to call for action to prioritize getting water into the lake now. Contact your national, state, and local elected leaders here.

Time Commitment: varies

Required Documentation: Submit a screenshot of your email to your representative.  


Action 4: Learn About and Prevent Stormwater Pollution


Description: "When it rains, runoff can pick up pet waste, detergents, litter, fertilizers, pesticides, and other pollutants into our waterways." -Utah State University. WSU has a Stormwater Management Plan and also provides some great information on Stormwater management in the home. Learn about other ways to reduce runoff and protect stormwater from the EPA.

Time Commitment: varies

Required Documentation:  Write 3-4 sentences about what you learned and at least one chance you can make at home.  


Action 5: Install a Smart Irrigation Clock (rebates available)

Description: Smart sprinkler controls save water by avoiding watering when it rains and by adjusting the amount of water used based on weather and other factors. Rebates are available through Utah Water Savers.

Time Commitment: 1 hour (installation)

Required Documentation: Upload a photo of you with your clock. 


Action 6: Install a Faucet Aerator or a WaterSense Certified Low-Flow Fixture 

Description: Save water at home by installing a faucet aerator or a WaterSense-certified low-flow fixture. Aerators go at the tip of your faucet to reduce water flow, and you can learn how to install one here. Utah Water Savers has a Toilet Replacement Program where you can receive up to a $100 rebate. Learn more about low-flow fixtures and WatersenseLook for other possible rebates through Utah Water Savers or another program here

Time Commitment: varies

Required Documentation: Upload a photo of what you installed.


Action 7: Check For and Fix Leaks Around the House


Description: Leaks can cause numerous problems, such as health issues, destruction of property, and contribute to water waste. If you need help checking leaks, watch this short educational video, Finding & Fixing Home Water Leaks. Slow the Flow provides a fun leak hunter activity.

Time Commitment: varies

Required Documentation: Take a before and after photo of the leak (if possible).


Action 8: Take a Landscaping or Water Conservation Class


Description: There are a variety of classes offered through Weber Basin Water Conservancy District and Localscapes ranging from landscape designing, irrigating, gardening, and foodscaping. 

Time Commitment: 1-3 hours

Required Documentation:  Upload a screenshot of the agenda/program.


Action 9: Purchase Sustainable Cosmetic and Cleaning Products

Description: Purchase sustainable cosmetic and cleaning products to protect our waterways. Learn about the Environmental Impact of Cosmetics & Beauty Products. The EPA provides great resources for Identifying Greener Cleaning Products such as the Safer Choice Program.

Time Commitment: varies

Required Documentation:  Identify one beauty product and one cleaning product you can switch out. 


Innovation Action:

Description: Innovative actions are welcome, but please email for approval before submitting this as one of your actions.

Time Commitment: varies

Required Documentation: varies