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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Partial List of UVEF Actions and Events

The UVEF was formed in 2006 to promote good stewardship and improve the environment here in Utah Valley. The following is a partial list of what we do and have done:
  1. Host free and open, public, monthly forums at the Provo Library where different environmental topics are covered and discussed.
  2. Work with other Utah environmental organizations to promote good stewardship of the earth.
  3. Helped defeat the proposed MountainView Corridor highway through the wetlands in Lehi.
  4. Helping the effort to stop the proposed toll bridge across Utah Lake.
  5. Testify and provide public input on numerous proposed activities adversely affecting the environment.
  6. Organized the 2010 Utah Clean Air Conference at UVU.
  7. Conducted the first ever environmental “Meet the Candidates” night in Utah Valley.
  8. Developed and implemented the first ever in Utah Valley (and possibly anywhere) community-reporting Stewardship Appreciation Survey.
  9. We’re told we were principally responsible for Provo Mayor Curtis’s decision to appoint a Sustainability Advisor.
  10. Co-sponsored the appearance of nationally renowned climatologist James Hanson at UVU.
  11. Developed and posted a UVEF online website and Facebook group page.
  12. Present environmental talks to various outside groups.
  13. Conduct educational and recreational outings to various sites in Utah.
  14. Recognize outstanding efforts to help the environment in Utah and Utah Valley by awarding UVEF Earth Stewardship Awards.
  15. Sponsored a special medical sciences and dance arts event at BYU in cooperation with the UPHE and the Repertory Dance Theater company of SLC.
  16. Helped the City of Provo promote its programs and actions to conserve energy.
  17. Helped save Slate Canyon from proposed development.
  18. Helped prod the Provo School District to upgrade the efficiency of their school bus fleet and reduce unnecessary idling.
  19. Organized and conducted a tree-planting in Provo for Native American young people.
  20. Helped get Provo City Council to pass an opt-out program of citywide recycling.
  21. Adopted a section of Utah highway to clean up on an ongoing volunteer basis. 
  22. “Table” at the Provo Farmer’s Market and the Utah Lake Festival to increase UVEF exposure and add people to our email lists.

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