Since 2006 we have engaged in numerous activities to help the environment, the health of Utah Valley, and the earth. Here are some.
Rallies: Clean Air Rally: We conducted the “first ever in Utah County” “Clean Air, Clean Energy” rally. The rally featured 8 “top tier” speakers including representatives from the Utah Physicians for a Healthy Environment, HEAL Utah, Utah Moms for Clean Air,and Citizens Climate Lobby. We also hosted the Youth for Climate Justice Rally in Provo.
Conferences and Symposiums: Currently we are co-hosting an Emergency Utah Lake Symposium at UVU in conjunction with UVU, BYU, National Science Foundation, Conserve Utah Valley, Environmental Ethics Initiative and Utah Valley Chamber of Commerce. We co-hosted two UVU/UVEF Clean Air Clean Energy Conferences at UVU.
Collaborations: We coordinate with sister environmental organizations headquartered in Salt Lake City to promote responsible stewardship of the environment, including the “Clean Air No Excuses” rallies at the state capitol.
Saved Wetlands: We helped defeat the proposed MountainView Corridor highway through the wetlands in Lehi.
Stopped the Bridge: We helped the effort to stop the proposed toll bridge across Utah Lake.
Environmental Meet the Candidates: We conduct the only environmental meet the candidates events in Utah Valley.
Saved Rock and Slate Canyons: We helped save these beautiful canyons inUtah Valley from proposed damaging development.
Public Input: We testify and provide public input on numerous proposed activities adversely affecting the environment.
Web Site, Emailings, Social Media: We maintain a UVEF website, active email list, Facebook page, Instagram and Twitter account, continually updating all with postings promoting good stewardship in Utah Valley and beyond.
Governmental Input: We helped Provo City’s decision to appoint a Sustainability Advisor to the Mayor and Orem City’s decision to establish a Natural Resources Stewardship Committee.
Speaker Sponsorship: We co-sponsored the appearance of the world-renown NASA climatologist, Dr. James Hansen at UVU.
Environmental Essay Prize: We are planning to offer a student essay prize to encourage responsible stewardship among our youth.
Earth Stewardship Awards: We recognize outstanding efforts to help the environment in Utah and Utah Valley by awarding UVEF Earth Stewardship Awards to individuals, organizations, businesses and institutions.
Science Fair Awards: We present awards to area students who author outstanding environmental science projects.
Event Sponsorship: We sponsored a special medical science and dance arts event at BYU in cooperation with the Utah Physicians for a Healthy Environment and the Repertory Dance Theater company of SLC.
Promote Conservation: We helped Provo City promote its programs and actions to conserve energy.
Improved Efficiency: We helped move the Provo School District to upgrade the efficiency of their school bus fleet and reduce unnecessary idling.
Tree Planting: We organized and conducted a tree-planting in Provo staffed by Native American young people.
Adopt-A-Highway: The UVEF adopted a 2 mile section of US 6 to clean up trash and litter. Plus we organized litter pickups at Utah Lake and along the Provo River.
Opt-Out Recycling: We helped get Provo City Council to pass an opt-out program of citywide recycling.