Office of Sustainability
The UAF Office of Sustainability is a student-funded, student-driven effort to make UAF a model for the Circumpolar North and beyond by incorporating sustainability into curriculum, operations, campus life and the greater community. Our vision is to see UAF inspire Alaska’s diverse communities with leadership in environmental stewardship, energy and resource management, social justice and fiscal responsibility, allowing us to thrive now and be resilient in the face of a changing future.
We engage with UAF students and the community in a multitude of ways - providing services, project support, leadership opportunities, basic needs support, student employment, outdoor activities, community connections, and skill development. We collaborate across campus to integrate sustainability into departments and programs, and to develop sustainability-focused student opportunities.
Our programs and services cover a broad range of areas. They are also student-run, and the majority of them (including the Office of Sustainability itself) began as student ideas. All are operated by the Office of Sustainability within the Center for Student Engagement. These are the Green Bikes program, UAF Recycling, the FreeStore, Nanook Grown, the Upcycle Annex, and the Wood Center Food Pantry. All programs are operated with the guidance provided by the Student Sustainability Board.
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