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UA Green

While going green may be a relatively new calling card for many American universities, the University of Arizona has been going green since its inception in 1885. UANews is showcasing the connection that our long and proud legacy of environmental stewardship has with our growing status as a global leader in advancing environmental sustainability.

Sustainability at the UA is grassroots movement embraced by our students, employees, alumni and supporters.

Special Reports

Sustainability Along Border and Tribal Lands

Sustainability Along Border and Tribal Lands

Faculty across the UA are providing scientific, policy and cultural expertise in an effort to balance sustainability, security and tradition.

Biosphere 2 Studies Sustainability

Biosphere 2 Studies Sustainability

Biosphere 2, built in the 1980s, is the largest attempt ever to create a natural environment. The UA College of Science assumed management of the facility in 2007.

Climate Change Research a Team Effort

Climate Change Research a Team Effort

University climate research involves scholars in fields ranging from Earth science to engineering, law and social sciences to public health, and agriculture to the humanities and art. Collaboration has improved the University's public outreach efforts.

Students Leading the Way

Students Leading the Way

University of Arizona students are pushing to make the campus – and the surrounding community – a greener place to study, work and live.

Sustainability in the Classroom

Sustainability in the Classroom

Student and faculty interest in sustainability courses is growing, helping to make the University of Arizona a hotbed for study and implementation. The UA currently offers more than 160 courses with a focus on sustainability

Achieving Sustainability Through Agriculture

Achieving Sustainability Through Agriculture

Long before there was a green movement, the UA was making extraordinary advances in sustainability. For more than a century, the UA College of Agriculture and Life Sciences has been conducting innovative research, developing new technology and educating the public on how to preserve the planet's precious natural resources.

A Sustainable Campus

A Sustainable Campus

The UA campus has been a model of environmental sustainability long before the green movement. Even as it grows, innovative projects are minimizing the University's environmental footprint.

Sustainability Through Engineering

Sustainability Through Engineering

Engineering students and faculty are developing innovative methods to reduce the environmental footprint of semiconductor manufacturing, copper mining and solar power generation. Their efforts have already had extraordinary impacts on industry.

Sustainable Architecture and Landscapes for the Desert

Sustainable Architecture and Landscapes for the Desert

Desert dwellers can look to innovative UA architecture students and faculty for a more energy-and-water efficient built environment. They design, construct and test affordable dwellings and landscapes suited to the beauty – and the limitations – of our arid land.

Leading the Way in Water Research

Leading the Way in Water Research

UA water researchers across dozens of disciplines are tackling fundamental questions regarding water availability, quality and use.

Solar Panels

Bringing Solar Power to the Masses

Researchers throughout The University of Arizona are involved in innovative efforts to make solar power an affordable energy alternative to fossil fuels.

Project Sage Videos

PodCats

  • Arizona PodCats (Aug. 13, 2009)
    Interview with Ralph Banks, UA Planning, Design and Construction, and project manager for the university's solar panel installation project.

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