Our Record

Since 2006 we have engaged in numerous activities to help the environment, the health of Utah Valley, and the earth. Here are some.

Public Forums: We hosted free, bi-monthly public educational forums at the Orem Public Library, but now we live-stream our monthly forums via Zoom on our Facebook page (see our Facebook Events page for specific forum details).
Environmental Stewardship Survey:  We conduct theannual “Environmental Stewardship Survey” of all 22 communities in greater Utah Valley to help educate, encourage, commend and publicize their efforts that reflect good stewardship. Visit our Environmental Stewardship Survey page for details.
Action Guide for and Ailing Planet: We offer to the public our Action Guide to help the public and our leaders be better, more responsible stewards of Mother Earth, the environment, our common home. This is especially important as the planet faces the existential threat of the carbon-emissions climate crisis. The guide is available to download at ActionGuide.UVEF.org.
Rooftop Solar: We have 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 the detailed analytical comparison of many solar providers and you benefit from our analysis. Contact us at Solar@UVEF.org for details and our recommendations.

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.

Petitions: Currently we are offering an online petition to help Utah Lake and to stop is desecration. Sign our Petition.

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.