Events for Environment

GCSC Seminar: Jeffrey McCarthy, University of Utah Director of Environmental Humanities "Brave New World: The Humanities and Climate Change"

GCSC Seminar: Jeffrey McCarthy, University of Utah Director of Environmental Humanities "Brave New World: The Humanities and Climate Change" will talk about the ocean’s centrality to climate change, and about art’s role in communicating climate risk and climate recovery. We will focus on Shakespeare’s The Tempest, Joseph Conrad’s Typhoon and Winslow Homer’s paintings The Gulf Stream and Fog Warning. Painting and writing about the human place in a marine environment position us to recognize the ethical stakes in our climate future as well as the potential for an inclusive reinvention of our social contract. The ocean -- the actual physical thing of tides and waves Melville’s Ishmael called “the watery part of the world” -- is the primary space in which climate change manifests. Where that watery world overlaps with human lives we get the fiercest impacts of a hotter planet. Art depicting people disoriented by a fierce ocean offers one story fitted to the climate reality we inhabit now. These are aesthetic invitations to make sense of human futures in an unstable element. They show us we have accommodated and even thrived in such conditions before, and they give shape to the cultural priority of imagining the new climate. Campus Locations: Aline Wilmot Skaggs Biology Building (ASB) Room Name/Number: 210 Contact Email: gcsc@utah.edu Campus Wide Event: Yes


Alta Gala

The Alta Gala is an annual collaborative fundraiser for Alta Community Enrichment (ACE), Friends of Alta and Alta Historical Society. The goal is to raise awareness of the arts, environment and history of Alta. Food, drinks, dancing, photos and a silent auction with mobile bidding will be the highlight of the Gala. Your Alta Gala ticket includes one Alta Ski Area day ticket - good until December 15, 2017. https://altagala2017.afrogs.org/#/index


Urban Habitat Community Week Pluck

This week sponsored by: The Nature Conservancy

Urban Habitat began in 2012 as a proactive task force to control invasive and noxious weeds. Join us! Help save our precious foothills from the encroaching noxious weeds, learn about the ecology, classification, and diversity of plants and wildlife in our ecosystem and meet great people.  Participation in events with Urban Habitat is voluntary for improving plant habitat in the urban-wildland interface in the foothills of Salt Lake Valley. For participation on the weed plucks we require gloves, closed-toed footwear, long pants, a University release form, and water. We also encourage participants to bring long-sleeved shirts, shade hats, sunscreen, and a snack.

Meeting destination for the group will be determined prior to each event as notified through the groups distribution email list the Urban Habitat Website and our Facebook Page.

Please contact Neal Dombrowski at neal.dombrowski@redbutte.utah.edu to be added to the email distribution list for updates and changes.


Urban Habitat Community Week Pluck

This week sponsored by: The Nature Conservancy

Urban Habitat began in 2012 as a proactive task force to control invasive and noxious weeds. Join us! Help save our precious foothills from the encroaching noxious weeds, learn about the ecology, classification, and diversity of plants and wildlife in our ecosystem and meet great people.  Participation in events with Urban Habitat is voluntary for improving plant habitat in the urban-wildland interface in the foothills of Salt Lake Valley. For participation on the weed plucks we require gloves, closed-toed footwear, long pants, a University release form, and water. We also encourage participants to bring long-sleeved shirts, shade hats, sunscreen, and a snack.

Meeting destination for the group will be determined prior to each event as notified through the groups distribution email list the Urban Habitat Website and our Facebook Page.

Please contact Neal Dombrowski at neal.dombrowski@redbutte.utah.edu to be added to the email distribution list for updates and changes.


Urban Habitat Community Week Pluck

This week sponsored by: The Nature Conservancy

Urban Habitat began in 2012 as a proactive task force to control invasive and noxious weeds. Join us! Help save our precious foothills from the encroaching noxious weeds, learn about the ecology, classification, and diversity of plants and wildlife in our ecosystem and meet great people.  Participation in events with Urban Habitat is voluntary for improving plant habitat in the urban-wildland interface in the foothills of Salt Lake Valley. For participation on the weed plucks we require gloves, closed-toed footwear, long pants, a University release form, and water. We also encourage participants to bring long-sleeved shirts, shade hats, sunscreen, and a snack.

Meeting destination for the group will be determined prior to each event as notified through the groups distribution email list the Urban Habitat Website and our Facebook Page.

Please contact Neal Dombrowski at neal.dombrowski@redbutte.utah.edu to be added to the email distribution list for updates and changes.


Urban Habitat Community Week Pluck

This week sponsored by: The Nature Conservancy

Urban Habitat began in 2012 as a proactive task force to control invasive and noxious weeds. Join us! Help save our precious foothills from the encroaching noxious weeds, learn about the ecology, classification, and diversity of plants and wildlife in our ecosystem and meet great people.  Participation in events with Urban Habitat is voluntary for improving plant habitat in the urban-wildland interface in the foothills of Salt Lake Valley. For participation on the weed plucks we require gloves, closed-toed footwear, long pants, a University release form, and water. We also encourage participants to bring long-sleeved shirts, shade hats, sunscreen, and a snack.

Meeting destination for the group will be determined prior to each event as notified through the groups distribution email list the Urban Habitat Website and our Facebook Page.

Please contact Neal Dombrowski at neal.dombrowski@redbutte.utah.edu to be added to the email distribution list for updates and changes.


Urban Habitat Community Week Pluck

This week sponsored by: The Nature Conservancy

Urban Habitat began in 2012 as a proactive task force to control invasive and noxious weeds. Join us! Help save our precious foothills from the encroaching noxious weeds, learn about the ecology, classification, and diversity of plants and wildlife in our ecosystem and meet great people.  Participation in events with Urban Habitat is voluntary for improving plant habitat in the urban-wildland interface in the foothills of Salt Lake Valley. For participation on the weed plucks we require gloves, closed-toed footwear, long pants, a University release form, and water. We also encourage participants to bring long-sleeved shirts, shade hats, sunscreen, and a snack.

Meeting destination for the group will be determined prior to each event as notified through the groups distribution email list the Urban Habitat Website and our Facebook Page.

Please contact Neal Dombrowski at neal.dombrowski@redbutte.utah.edu to be added to the email distribution list for updates and changes.


Alta Earth Day

Celebrating Earth Day every day, building awareness & appreciation for the place we call Alta. The day’s events will feature: eco-friendly vendors, naturalist tours, and après earth day and film. Alta Earth Day is a collaborative effort by organizations and members of the Alta Community – Alta Ski Area, Cottonwoods Canyon Foundation, Alta Community Enrichment, Tracy Aviary, Friends of Alta and Alta Environmental Center. http://www.alta.com/the-mountain/events/earth-day


Guest Author David Owen

The Colorado River is a crucial resource for a surprisingly large part of the United States. It supplies water to thirty-six million people, eight major cities, and six million acres of farmland. It powers hydroelectric plants, fills the country's two biggest man-made reservoirs, and supports recreational activities worth $26 billion a year. So much water gets diverted from the Colorado as it winds through the southwest that its historical delta, once a verdant wetland, has become a million acre desert. In Where the Water Goes, David Owen takes readers on an adventure downriver, along a labyrinth of man-made waterways, back roads, and RV parks, to the spot near the U. S.-Mexico border where the river runs dry. Owen's story is crucial to our future: how a patchwork of engineering marvels, byzantine legal agreements, aging infrastructure, and neighborly cooperation enables life to flourish in the desert, and the disastrous consequences we face when any part of this tenuous system fails. This is a Cadillac Desert for the twenty-first century; an engaging and informative account of the American West's water crisis that students, policy makers, and anyone who's curious and concerned about our water will turn to for years to come. Join us in welcoming renowned New Yorker writer David Owen to the Millcreek Community Library (2266 E. Evergreen Avenue, Salt Lake City) on Friday, April 21st! Owen will be discussing, answering questions about, and signing copies of his new book, Where the Water Goes. Bring your ideas and questions to this engaging and important discussion - this event is free and open to the public. Pre-order your copy of Where the Water Goes now by calling The Printed Garden at 385-695-2042; copies will also be available for sale the evening of the event!


Urban Habitat Community Week Pluck

This week sponsored by: 90.9fm KRCL

Urban Habitat began in 2012 as a proactive task force to control invasive and noxious weeds. Join us! Help save our precious foothills from the encroaching noxious weeds, learn about the ecology, classification, and diversity of plants and wildlife in our ecosystem and meet great people.  Participation in events with Urban Habitat is voluntary for improving plant habitat in the urban-wildland interface in the foothills of Salt Lake Valley. For participation on the weed plucks we require gloves, closed-toed footwear, long pants, a University release form, and water. We also encourage participants to bring long-sleeved shirts, shade hats, sunscreen, and a snack.

Meeting destination for the group will be determined prior to each event as notified through the groups distribution email list the Urban Habitat Website and our Facebook Page.

Please contact Neal Dombrowski at neal.dombrowski@redbutte.utah.edu to be added to the email distribution list for updates and changes.