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Sustainability Practices and Research Center (SPARC)

Our Purpose

The mission of the Weber State University Sustainability Practices and Research Center is to inform and educate WSU students, faculty, staff, and the local and statewide community in order to ensure the sustainability of our region and our world for future generations.

The Center collaborates closely with the Environmental Initiatives Committee and the Energy and Sustainability Office, serving as a hub to connect campus activities, programs, departments, and community partners in order to advance a commitment to sustainability in the region.

We work with faculty to incorporate sustainability topics and materials into research and the curriculum.

What We Do

  • Assist faculty to designate applicable courses for the sustainability attribute
  • Help students identify courses that include sustainability or are sustainability focused.
  • Prepare students for future workforce needs.
  • Reward sustainability-focused research.
  • Keep the WSU community informed about sustainability-related events, internships, jobs, and news.
  • Host the annual Intermountain Sustainability Summit and other events.
  • Provide community programs which improve the lives of residents and increase sustainability practices across northern Utah.

Intermountain Sustainability Summit

The Summit host hundreds of sustainability professionals and emerging leaders from business, nonprofit, government, and academic sectors, who come to learn, share, network, and advance sustainability solutions. Join us March 19-20, 2020.

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Empower Northern Utah

SPARC and the Energy and Sustainability Office helped community members upgrade to LED lighting. Over 390 households installed more than 5,500 LEDs, collectively cutting utility costs by over $35,000 each year.

Weber's Community Programs

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Sign up for the Newsletter to be in the know about all things sustainability at Weber, or view our calendar of events to get involved.

Contact Information

Alice Mulder

Office: Library 147D
Phone: 801-626-6198

Bonnie Christiansen

Academic Sustainability Coordinator
Phone: 801-626-6326