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Watch our new video: "BYU Sustainability: Central to our Purpose, Integral to our Faith"

BYU Sustainability: Central to our Purpose, Integral to our Faith

BYU students, faculty, and staff share what sustainability means to them—and what BYU is doing to conserve resources, improve health, and increase understanding at a critical time for the university and the world.

This video was produced in the summer of 2021 by the BYU Sustainability Office and features Dr. Ben Abbott, professor of ecosystem ecology; Eliza Estes, a biodiversity and conservation major who works in the Sustainability Office; Mahina Piena, a civil and environmental engineering major; and Eric Lemus, an environmental law student. Infigo Films, a local production company founded by BYU graduates, shot and directed the film.

Slate Canyon Saturday: Partnering with Conserve Utah Valley and Provo City (9/25)

Teaming up with local nonprofit Conserve Utah Valley and Provo Parks & Recreation, BYU Sustainability organized the last Slate Canyon Saturday of 2021, on September 25th. Volunteers filled three truck beds with tires, trash, and trimmings. Special thanks to BYU professors Clint Whipple and Ron Harris and BYU Recycling's Bill Rudy for joining us!

Our Mission (under revision)

Brigham Young University believes that, along with our responsibility to educate students and to prudently use the sacred funds entrusted to us, we have a responsibility to be wise stewards of the earth and its resources. "The Lord said, 'For it is expedient that I, the Lord, should make every man accountable, as a steward over earthly blessings, which I have made and prepared for my creatures'” (Doctrine & Covenants 104:13).

At BYU, this means we pursue opportunities for sustainability that we believe make a genuine difference and that also makes economic sense. We make sustainability a reality on campus through the concerted efforts of students, faculty, staff, alumni, vendors, partners, and university leadership.

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