Whether striving to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050, participating in the Better Buildings Challenge; or going for Gold in the Sustainability Tracking Assessment and Rating System (STARS), the U has its eye on the future. By making wise and economical purchases, faculty and staff not only play an important role in reaching these goals, they also impress national foundations which often require grant recipients to include plans for environmentally preferable purchasing (EPP). Therefore, the Office of Sustainability is currently seeking feedback regarding EPP for computers and office paper. Contact Matthew Boerke to request further information or to offer your comments.
FORT DOUGLAS DAY EVENTS CELEBRATE THE 150TH ANNIVERSARY OF FORT DOUGLAS
Saturday, June 16
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Fort Douglas Parade Grounds
The 2012 Fort Douglas Day marks the 150th anniversary of the establishment of the Fort Douglas Military Base. The day-long commemoration is a salute to the courageous veterans, past and present—dating as far back as the U. S. Civil War. Restored military vehicles, weapons, uniforms, and encampments will be on display. Fire off the cannon, listen to the music, or revel in the stories of the era. Everyone is welcome! Admission and parking are free. Additional information is online, or call 801-581-1251.
THREE WIN NEW IPADS FOR PARTICIPATION IN COMMUTER SURVEY
More than 10,000 students, staff, and faculty completed Commuter Services’ recent 11-question survey related to transportation issues at the U. Three participants were selected randomly to receive a new iPad. The lucky winners are Clayton Rather, law student; Jennifer Marsh, employee; and Matt Zitting, business student. Congratulations to all three–and to all who completed the survey.
LA FRONTERA CAFE OPENS NEAR THE U
La Frontera is now open in the Meldrum House building located at the southeast corner of 1300 East and 200 South. This makes a total of nine La Frontera Mexican cafes in the Salt Lake Valley. Hours of operation are Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 8 a.m. to 1 a.m.; and Sunday 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. The menu includes traditional Mexican food, with a daily special for $7.50, which includes a drink. They hope to obtain a beer license. We welcome La Frontera to the University neighborhood!
WANT TO GET YOUR HANDS DIRTY?
The Office of Sustainability is always looking for volunteers to help with planting, weeding, and harvesting its Edible Campus Gardens. The extra bonus for volunteering is the fresh food you get to take home. Weekly volunteer work sessions run all summer. Find out more on Facebook.
STUDY PARTICIPANTS WANTED
Researchers in the Department of Anesthesiology are conducting an NIH-funded, IRB-approved research project investigating blood cell biomarkers in patients with low back pain and need volunteers with this condition. Participants will complete a simple health questionnaire and have a one-time blood draw, for which they will receive a $20 reimbursement. Please send email to Ben Risenmay or Andrea White for more information or to schedule an appointment.