Welcome to the UAF Office of Sustainability.

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


UAF Sustainability Master Plan Available for Download

The draft version of the UAF Sustainability Master Plan is online and available for comment!

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

Read the article here. 


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!  

Project Green Challenge

Each year, Teens Turning Green hosts Project Green Challenge (PGC) during the month of October. In its first three years, PGC has engaged over 10,000 students in all 50 states and 45 countries with simple, fun and relevant daily challenges. The program is free, it’s a great way to learn how to cultivate a healthy and just planet, and participants are eligible to win fabulous eco prizes each day. As a part of this year’s Challenge, we are offering:

  • Up to 20 Eco Prize packages awarded to the best submissions daily
  • A chance to win the Eco Trip of your dreams
  • A Grand Prize package valued at over $12,000 (including $5000 in PGC prize money)

For more information click here.

To sign up click here.

Summer is Finally Here for the UAF Community Garden

Folks in the UAF Campus Community Garden happily welcome the warm weather and sunshine. The cooler, wetter weather early this summer set back blooming across the Interior, but now in the hot days of August, the Community Garden buzzes with energy and activity. Walk by the garden on the bridge and you will see one hundred raised bed plots filled with thousands of vibrant blooms on organic veggies ranging from Alaskan potatoes to tomatillos, from snap peas to zucchinis to strawberries, and everything in between.   And then there are the poppies, the sunflowers and little marigold plants that help provide natural forms of pest deterrent. The garden is in full swing! ...READ MORE

UAF is developing its first ever Sustainability Master Plan (SMP)!

UAF is starting the process of developing its first ever Sustainability Master Plan (SMP). The SMP will outline 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 Master Plan page, and Join the SMP Discussion. We are looking for input from anyone who is interested in sustainability.


UAF students claim contest win with apps

Screenshot of winning app

Read the article in the Fairbanks Daily News Miner 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!

View & compare real-time energy & water use information of buildings across campus. How does YOUR building measure up? Click on the image to the left to check out the Energy Dashboard.    

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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