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Sustainability Mini-Lectures

The Office of Sustainability has compiled a series of 10-slide presentations on various topics relating to sustainability at the University of Idaho. Educators and campus leaders are encouraged to use these materials on their own or integrate the slides into existing presentations to help spread the word about sustainability successes, challenges, and opportunities for engagement on campus and throughout the state.

Available to download below, the Campus Sustainability Mini-Lectures are updated regularly as new projects and innovations arise; be sure to check back regularly for the most recent information. If you receive an access error or have questions about use, please reach out to for more information.

Biodiversity (PowerPoint). Native species of the endangered Palouse Prairie need our help. U of I has the potential to become a sanctuary for our native species. Learn more in this mini-lecture about our commitment to biodiversity and native prairie restoration.

Built Environment (PowerPoint). Building spaces to live, learn and enjoy can create strain on our natural resources and local habitats. Learn more in this mini-lecture about the opportunities and challenges of cultivating a sustainable built environment.

Energy (PowerPoint). How we choose to power our lives can have major impacts on our energy usage, emissions, and climate. Learn more about alternative energy sources, energy conservation and areas for improvement in this mini-lecture.

Engagement (PowerPoint). Getting involved in the advancement of sustainability on campus and in our community can have lasting impacts on the future of our region. Learn more about environmental justice, volunteerism, and educational programs in this mini-lecture.

Food Systems (PowerPoint). Access to healthy food can impact the physical and mental wellbeing of our community and influence academic success. Learn more about food accessibility, basic needs support, and sustainable food options on campus in this mini-lecture.

Sustainability Certificate (PowerPoint). The undergraduate Sustainability Certificate encourages Vandals from every major to engage in sustainable topics through social, economic and ecological coursework. Learn more about the certificate and its requirements in this mini-lecture.

Sustainability Offices (PowerPoint). The University of Idaho has committed to being known for sustainability. Learn more about the structure of sustainability on campus and how you can get involved in this mini-lecture.

Transportation (PowerPoint). Finding new ways to get around can improve our health, mental wellness, and reduce the impact of fossil fuels on our climate. Learn more about alternative modes of transportation and campus features that support them in this mini-lecture.

Water (PowerPoint). Water availability is one of the primary concerns in our region. As our region grows, our aquifer continues to decline at an alarming rate. Learn more about water use on campus and water conservation opportunities in this mini-lecture.

Waste (PowerPoint). Solid waste generated on campus is shipped to Oregon landfills, adding to the emissions created by the generation and transportation of waste. Learn more about recycling, composting, and other opportunities for waste reduction in this mini-lecture.

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851 Campus Dr.
Moscow, ID 83844-3151

Phone: 208-310-5985


U of I Sustainability