Here's what's on our calendar at BYU and beyond.
October (ongoing): Interested in seeing a UVX bus stop at the BYU Creamery on Ninth East? Take this online survey by November 1st.
October (ongoing): To counter a bill that proposes to monetize Utah Lake, potentially leading to large private islands covering a third of the area of the lake, the BYU Student Sustainability Initiative is collecting photos and artwork for a booklet to be delivered to Utah state legislatures in opposition to the bill. Submit content by November 1st here.
10/22-11/2: Provo voters prepare to elect a mayor and three councilors. Voter registration ends October 22nd. The general election is November 2nd. Learn more
10/27: Submissions for speakers, presenters and artistic proposals for the 2022 Intermountain Sustainability Summit (held in March) are due October 27th. "Reshaping Our Future" is the theme, and subjects can range from clean energy, traditional knowledge, the climate crisis, social and environmental justice, transportation, supply chain, professional/personal development and art, among other sustainability-related topics. Learn more
10/28: Join BYU Sustainability in the Wilkinson Center from 11am to 1pm for brownies and a photo-worthy backdrop for your Steward Selfie. Tag and follow byusustainability on Instagram. Look for us outside the Y Serve Office.
10/28: The Utah Valley Growth & Prosperity Summit takes place from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The summit will bring together communities and stakeholders throughout Utah Valley to discuss and plan the future growth and economic outlook of Utah County. Learn more
10/28: At 11am, the Plant & Wildlife Sciences department is hosting Thom Carter, the energy advisor for Utah Governor Spencer Cox. The meeting will be held in Room 2006 of the Life Sciences Building. (See flyer.)
10/30: From 10am to noon, nonprofit LDS Earth Stewardship is sponsoring a Halloween service project pulling weeds and cleaning up Utah Lake State Park. Typically, entry fees are required, but volunteers may enter free. Gloves are encouraged. (See flyer.)
10/31-11/12: The 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) begins in Glasgow. Learn more
11/1: Submissions for papers, posters, or oral presentations are due for the first international academic conference on the Sustainable Development Goals, held October 2022 at UVU. “Why It Matters” is the theme, and papers will be peer-reviewed for publication through the UN Academic Impact global hubs on sustainability. Learn more
11/11: LDS Earth Stewardship hosts its annual Fall Forum at BYU from 7pm to 8:30pm. This year's theme is "Conservation and Reverence for the Earth", and this year's speaker is Dr. Paul Alan Cox, a Goldman Environmental Prize winner and one of TIME Magazine’s “Heroes of Medicine.” Register to attend in-person or online.