Turning the entire third floor of the Shepherd Union “green,” the Intermountain Sustainability Summit kicked off its first day on Thursday with the campaign of sustainability at the heart of nearly every booth.

Hosted by the Weber State Utah Recycling Alliance, the sixth annual Summit featured a full schedule of activities that brought together environmental professionals and the Weber State community.

Plenary speaker P. Wesley Schultz and keynote speaker David W. Orr started the morning with a series of lectures that addressed new strategies for environmental sustainability.

After the lectures, the crowd was set free to venture through all the vendors to learn about the latest environmental projects.

From new construction ideas to the latest sustainability innovations, nearly 50 booths showcased their research with elaborate science fair-like displays and free handouts.

The summit will continue its “going green” initiative on March 6 with various professional workshops to help students network with all of Utah’s sustainability professionals.

 

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Campus community members participate in the Intermountain Sustainability Summit on Thursday. (Source: The Signpost/Lichelle Jenkins)

                                                                   

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One of the research projects displayed as part of the Intermountain Sustainability Summit.(Source: The Signpost/Lichelle Jenkins)

 

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Several business and environmental professionals share their projects on the Weber State University campus. (Source: The Signpost/Lichelle Jenkins)
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Hosted by the Weber State Utah Recycling Alliance, the Summit featured nearly 50 booths. (Source: The Signpost/Lichelle Jenkins)

 

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A series of guest and keynote speakers kicked off the morning of the sixth annual Summit in the Union Ballrooms. (Source: The Signpost/Lichelle Jenkins)

 

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