Welcome to the UAF Office of Sustainability.

Creating a network and community for a sustainable future. Get involved today!

Celebrate Earth Month, 2016!

  • NOMINATE SOMEONE FOR THE GREEN CARPET AWARD
  • SUBMIT YOUR PIECE TO THE SUSTAINABILITY ART SHOW
  • ATTEND ONE OF OUR EARTH WEEK EVENTS!

    Sustainability Art Show
    April 15-22 / Wood Center Exhibit Area

    Green Carpet Awards
    April 20 / Wood Center Multi-Level Lounge / 4pm

    Sustainability Lightning Talks 
    April 20 / The Pub / 8pm

    Earth Day Picnic, Open House & Booth Fair & Art Show Awards
    April 22 / Lola Tilly Commons 2nd Floor / 1pm 

    Stop by the sustainability table at SpringFest Field Day
    April 23 / Beluga Field / 12pm - 4pm 

UAF Sustainability Plan Available for Download

The UAF Sustainability Plan is online and available for download!


Plastics Recycling

UAF is no longer to accept plastics for recycling at this time. K & K Recycling, the company that processes recycling for UAF, has stopped accepting plastic. The company has stated that they cannot handle the volume of plastics recycling produced in the Fairbanks area.  

Until a solution can be found there is an option for those that wish to recycle some plastics. The Fairbanks Rescue Mission has a limited plastic recycling program and can accept No. 1 and No. 2 plastics that have been cleaned. No. 1 and No. 2 plastics include soda/water bottles, milk jugs, some juice containers and laundry detergent bottles. 
 
Here at UAF we are still able to accept aluminum, glass, cardboard, paper and tin. Plastic bins are being pulled across campus; please do not place your plastics in other bins! Plastic bins that are part of all-in-one units are still in place and the contents are being weighed for tracking only. These bins are labeled with signage explaining the situation. We hope to have a solution soon. Thank you!  

UAF Adopts its first Sustainability Plan (SP)

UAF has developed its first ever Sustainability Plan (SP). The SP outlines a detailed path for sustainability goals, strategies, action steps, and ways to measure progress across a variety of topic areas.  To find out more go to the Sustainailbity Plan page and view the complete plan.


Give Green!

Interested in donating to the Sustainability Fund? Click Here to visit our page. 


UAF is Listed as One of the Top 50 Greenest Universities in America!

Read the article here. 

R.I.S.E. Board now accepting applications for student representatives. Apply now to have a voice in how your $20 / semester sustainability fee is spent!

Are you interested in growing your own food, but don't have the space? Do you want to have a garden of your own, but need a little guidance to get started? Check out the UAF Campus Community Garden

Don't forget to take the Sustainability Pledge!


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