About the UVEF and Our Record

Our Mission

Founded in 2006, our mission is to help improve and protect the environment of Utah Valley and beyond for the betterment of all people and nature, for now and all future generations. If you would like to help us help you and the environment, we invite you to contact us at Volunteer@UVEF.org

Live Forums

We host free public educational forums at the Orem Library. Over the years we covered the full range of environmental topics. Currently we live-stream our forums via Zoom on our Facebook page (see our Facebook EVENTS page for specific forum details).

Online Forums

With the Covid Pandemic, we switched to doing periodic online forums, typically live-streamed on our Facebook page. Our next online zoom forum topic is scheduled to be “Drought.” We expect to co-host the event with the Utah Rivers Council and the League of Women Voters. Look for the event in September.

UV Environmental Survey

This year marks the ninth annual UVEF Environmental Survey of 22 Utah Valley Cities and Towns. The survey informs the public what communities are doing to help the environment, helps educate and inspire communities to do more, and recognizes exceptional environmental achievement. The 2021 Survey is in process. View the  2020 survey .

Social Media

The UVEF utilizes our email list of about 950 people to share information about environmental issues affecting Utah Valley, Utah and the planet. You can join the list by sending an email to EmailList@UVEF.org. You can follow us on our Facebook page, our Twitter account and post your own questions and concerns at the Utah Valley Green Facebook page.

Conferences & Rallies

Responding to imminent threats to Utah Lake, we recently co-hosted an emergency Utah Lake Symposium at UVU in conjunction with UVU, BYU, NSF (the National Science Foundation) and others. We co-hosted two UVU/UVEF Clean Air Clean Energy Conferences at UVU. We sponsored two Clean Air, Clean Energy Rallies in Provo.

Rooftop Solar Program

We offer a Solar Referral Program referring potential customers to two to three select, well-qualified solar providers who offer very competitively priced rooftop solar installations in Utah Valley. We do a detailed analytical comparison of solar providers and you benefit from our analysis. Contact us at Solar@UVEF.org for details.

Action Guide

VERY  IMPORTANT: Facing the worsening Climate Crisis, the UVEF has prepared an Action Guide for an ailing planet. In it we offer a host of actions to combat the crisis and help move Utah and the planet in a more healthy, sustainable direction hopefully before it’s to late.

 

Action Guide

Our Record

From our annual Environmental Survey of 22 Utah Valley cities and towns, and clean air rallies ... to our Action Guide for an ailing planet and Rooftop Solar Program—and even art performances ... the UVEF has a long history of helping the environment in Utah Valley and beyond.

 

Our Record

Recognizing Excellence

The UVEF identifies individuals, businesses, organizations and communities that make exceptional contributions to environmental stewardship or sustainability. In such cases we present the UVEF Earth Stewardship Award.

Science Fair Awards

The UVEF has done judging of Utah Valley school science fairs recognizing student science projects that represent exceptional environmental research and that show promise for student's future achievement in the field of environmental science.

Tree Planting & Clean-Ups

The UVEF arranges for tree plantings and environmental clean-up of various areas. In the case pictured here, we made possible a tree planting with the City of Provo where Native American young people did much of the planting.