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Y Talk: Stewardship Conversations

Join a student-led campaign to teach and inspire earthly stewardship. We'll use mapping tools to show our collective impact.

Green Week: April 2024

Join our largest service project ever, get to know our student team, hear uplifting messages from faculty, help map vulnerable communities, and visit our pop-up clothing swap.

Green Week: Fall 2023

Engaging students and staff alike, we'll celebrate our stewardship with a gallery talk, film screening, service project, and faculty lunch.

Green Week: Spring 2023

This spring, we'll celebrate campus Green Week with a film screening, gallery talk, service project, and sustainability conversations.

Green Week: Fall 2022

This fall, join us as we celebrate another campus Green Week, this time with tree plantings, cycling events, guest speakers, and more.

Loving Utah Lake: A State Park Cleanup with LDS Earth Stewardship (October 2021)

On a clear, sunny Saturday, BYU Sustainability joined nonprofit LDS Earth Stewardship for a fall cleanup at Utah Lake State Park.

Slate Canyon Saturday: Partnering with Conserve Utah Valley and Provo City (September 2021)

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!

Saving Utah Lake

On August 4th, 2021, BYU, UVU, and other partners held a free, public symposium on the challenges and opportunities facing one of the largest and most productive freshwater lakes in the western U.S.—our own Utah Lake. Learn more, watch recordings, and get involved at

Bike-friendlier Than Ever

Our campus has been recognized by the League of American Bicyclists as bicycle-friendly, making BYU a great place to ride. Visit BYU Bicycling to learn more.

Green Week: Spring 2022

Accordionists and tandem bicycles, knights and cardboard castles, bucket brigades and compost. BYU's first-ever Campus Green Week, (3/26-4/1) brought all kinds of fun surprises.

Envisioning a Sustainable Future: Film Screening and Q&A with the Ballard Center (November 2021)

Focusing on environmental sustainability throughout September, the Ballard Center for Social Impact partnered with BYU Sustainability to offer six screenings of the film 2040, which explores existing new approaches to climate change and what could happen if they shifted into the mainstream.

A New BYU Course Tackles Climate Change

What is climate change? Why does it matter? And what can we do about it? In this new course, Dr. Ben Abbott explores one of the defining environmental, ethical, and spiritual challenges of our day: human-caused climate change.

A Sustainable Summer

Marking Juneteenth and the start of summer, the BYU Sustainability Office met on June 19th with students, campus leaders, and local partners at River Park, one of campus's hidden gems.

Sprucing Up Slate Canyon

To celebrate Earth Day 2021, BYU joined local nonprofit Conserve Utah Valley, Provo City, and Utah Valley University—about 400 volunteers in all—for a day of service at nearby Slate Canyon.

Preserving and Protecting Y Mountain

Kicking off Earth Month at Y Mountain on April 8th, 2021, BYU students, staff, and volunteers replaced invasive plants with native grasses grown in the BYU Life Sciences Greenhouse, enjoyed valley views, and learned about restoration ecology.

Earth Month 2021

We celebrated Earth Day every day in April. Learn how we took simple, daily steps to become better stewards of the Earth. What's your #StewardStory?